David Diaz

David Diaz

Former WBC Lightweight Champion

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David "Dangerous" Díaz is an American boxer in the lightweight (135 lb) division. His record is 36-4-1 (17 KOs).

As an amateur Diaz was a member of the 1996 US Olympic Team as a Light Welterweight. He also won the Chicago Golden Gloves four times and the National Golden Gloves three times as a light welterweight in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

After turning Pro, Diaz accumulated a record of 26-0 before losing his first bout to Kendall Holt via 8th round technical knockout. He defeated José Armando Santa Cruz for the interim title on August 12, 2006. On February 20, 2007, Diaz was awarded the title when Joel Casamayor, the champion at the time, was stripped of the title for signing to fight WBO champion Acelino Freitas rather than defend against him.

Diaz defeated Mexican legend Erik Morales on August 4, 2007 by a controversial unanimous decision to defend his title. On June 28, 2008, Diaz lost his title to Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas via ninth-round knockout earning Pacquiao his fifth world championship in five different weight divisions. After a one year lay-off Diaz returned to the ring on September 26, 2009. He took on Jesús Chávez and won by majority decision.

Recently on January 28, 2011 Diaz defeated Robert Frankel by majority decision, by the official scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95.

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