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Diaz Said He Was Retired…Mrs. Diaz Knew Better

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, August 16, 2011 — Chicago’s David Diaz (36-3-1, 17 KOs) has his wife to Tonya to thank when he appears in the co-featured bout of the final episode of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” 2011 season, this Friday, August 19, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

The Former WBC lightweight world champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian had all but retired from boxing. (continue reading…)

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Demetrius Andrade vs. Grady Brewer Headlines, David Diaz vs. Hank Lundy in Co-Feature on August 19 at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Televised Live on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”

HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, Bobby Hitz/Hitz Boxing, Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing, and Prizefight Promotions will present a sensational fight card on Friday, August 19, 2011, at the Horseshoe Casino, located at 777 Casino Center Drive in Hammond, Indiana. The main event, co-featured bout, and other selected fights will be televised live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes – ESPN’s Spanish-language network – and, the network’s broadband platform service. It is the final fight card of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” 2011 season.

In the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, former two-time world amateur champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 13-0 with 9 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, will step up in class against his most accomplished and dangerous opponent yet as a pro – veteran Grady Brewer, 28-12 with 16 knockouts, of Lawton, Oklahoma. (continue reading…)

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Hollywood Ending in Hammond for Ring Announcer Treiber

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — They call it a “Hollywood ending” when the conclusion of a story is just a little too good to be believable.

On August 19, Ring announcer Tom Treiber will cap off an incredible 2011 season of ESPN Friday Night Fights – one that saw him become a regular on the show, appearing 15 times in total – with an appearance in the season finale in his hometown of Hammond, Indiana. (continue reading…)

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Former Lightweight Champ, David Diaz on Friday’s Fight and More

by on Jan.28, 2011, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists, Juan Ayllon

By Juan C. Ayllon

Diaz (left) in training at JABB Boxing Gym in Chicago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Diaz (left) in training at JABB Boxing Gym in Chicago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

CHICAGO, January 27, 2011 – Tomorrow, former WBC Lightweight champion David Diaz will climb through the ropes at the UIC Pavilion in hopes of earning another shot at his former championship.  In his way stands upset minded contender Robert Frankel (27-9-1, 4 knockouts).

Having won the WBC Lightweight Interim title with a come-from-behind 10th round technical knockout of Jose Armando Santa Cruz in August 2006, he won a gutsy victory over legendary Erik Morales in August 2007, and a majority decision win over Ramon Montana in March of the same year before losing his title to the Pound-for-Pound kingpin Manny Pacquiao via ninth round technical knockout in June 2008.  Defeating former champion Jesus Chavez in Chicago in September 2009, he lost a unanimous decision to Humberto Soto in March 2010.  Standing at 35-3-1 and 17 knockouts, the way he figures it, this Chicago native has another good shot left at a world title, and tomorrow, he aims to gain traction toward that goal. (continue reading…)

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Robert Frankel: “I Expect a War on Friday Night in Chicago”

by on Jan.26, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

DENVER, CO. January 26, 2011 — Lightweight contender ‘Red Hot’ Robert Frankel heads to Chicago, IL this Friday night, January 28th, to battle former WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz in the ten round main event at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 15 at the UIC Pavilion.

The Diaz/Frankel ten round battle is the main event of the action packed eight bout card presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions, celebrating their 13th year as the HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING. (continue reading…)

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