Diaz ready for ‘chance of a lifetime’ in challenge of 140-pound champion Crawford
Felix Diaz’s shot at unified 140-pound world champion Terence Crawford is what the challenger’s trainer calls “maybe the last golden opportunity of his life.”
Diaz hands Vasquez first defeat in hard-hitting 147-pound brawl
Felix Diaz entered the ring Saturday desperate to rebound from the first loss of his career and end Sammy Vasquez Jr.’s unbeaten run. Diaz accomplished his goal, although it took a little longer than the 10 scheduled rounds.
Vasquez, Diaz anticipating early finish to 147-pound showdown
Sammy Vasquez Jr. has a game plan to gain a stoppage within eight rounds Saturday night, but Felix Diaz says he’s also “gunning for a knockout” in their 147-pound bout.
Not one to talk a big game, Diaz is quietly confident ahead of brawl with Vasquez
Like most successful boxers, Felix Diaz is short and quick with his punches. About the only thing shorter and quicker might be his responses to questions.
With Collazo hurt, Vasquez to now face ex-Olympian Diaz in 147-pound clash
Unbeaten 147-pound contender Sammy Vasquez Jr. desperately wants to test himself against a world-class opponent.
Diaz, Ghvamichava to brawl July 12 in Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays clash
Neither Felix Diaz nor Levan Ghvamichava has suffered back-to-back defeats in their professional careers. Now one of those fighters is about to face that stark reality when they face each other.
Diaz, Vazquez to get busy on May 28 in battle of 140-pound contenders
The last time Felix Diaz was in the ring, he gave a former champion all he could handle before coming up just short. Now Diaz gets another opportunity to take down an ex-titleholder, and this time the 2008 Olympic gold medalist plans to leave no doubt.
Lamont Peterson edges Felix Diaz, eyes step up to 147 pounds
Lamont Peterson has been through two tough fights at catchweights between 140 and 147 pounds this year, and been on both sides of majority decisions. He lost a close one to Danny Garcia in April, but righted himself Saturday at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, with a win over a game Felix Diaz.