World ranked junior welterweight David Diaz, 27-1 (15KO's) got back to business on Thursday night as he stopped veteran Tyrone Wiggins at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Wiggins who was dominated for the first three rounds by Diaz's crushing body shots and upper cuts retired after the third round leading to a technical knockout victory for the Chicago native. This was Diaz's first bout back in action since his disappointing loss to the highly regarded contender Kendall Holt.
About the fight David said, "It was great to get back in the ring, use some new things that Fly (Mike Garcia, Diaz's trainer) and I have worked on and get a decisive win."
Diaz's next scheduled bout is on the huge HBO televised night of World Championship Boxing on Saturday, August 20th at the Allstate Arena. Said Diaz, "Fernando and I've talked about this for years and we're both
thrilled to be fighting on the same card, especially in front of the great boxing fans in Chicago. The fans of
Chicago are in for a big night as it will be a terrific card that Main Events and 8 Count Productions are putting together. Everyone in the world will be able to see how we do it in Chicago." Diaz's bout will be on the off-TV
portion of the event.
Discussing a possible opponent for Saturday, August 20th, Diaz continued, "I want to fight a top ten guy next, I need to get back in the 135-140 mix, there's lots of great fighters in that range and I need to prove that I belong."
The August 20th action packed evening is headlined by the Chicagoland debut of two time world champion "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas, 25-2 (22KO's) of Oxnard, California in a twelve round junior middleweight bout battle against former champion Javier CastIllejo, 58-5 (39KO's) of Madrid, Spain.
The co-main event features a featherweight world championship bout between World Boxing Council champion In Jin Chi, 30-2 (18KO's) of Seoul, Korea against Rocky Juarez, 23-0 (18KO's) of Houston, Texas.
With both boxers known for their aggressive styles and warrior attitude, this bout has "Fight of the Year"
candidate written all over it.
Additional information regarding tickets and other bouts on this evening of professional boxing will be announced in the very near future. This event is being co-promoted by Main Events and 8 Count Productions.