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==Professional Career==
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== Professional Career ==
  
 
'''Juan Díaz''' made his professional boxing debut at age 16 on June 23, 2000 with a first-round TKO victory over [[Rafael Ortiz]]. Diaz won his first five fights by KO or TKO.  
 
'''Juan Díaz''' made his professional boxing debut at age 16 on June 23, 2000 with a first-round TKO victory over [[Rafael Ortiz]]. Diaz won his first five fights by KO or TKO.  
  
On November 22, 2003, Díaz won the WBC youth lightweight title with a sixth-round TKO of journeyman [[Joel Perez]].
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On November 22, 2003, Díaz won the [[WBC]] youth lightweight title with a sixth-round TKO of journeyman [[Joel Perez]].
  
On July 17, 2004, Díaz defeated Mongolian [[Lakva Sim]] for the WBA lightweight title by unanimous decision. Since then, Díaz has defended the title five times. His most notable defense was on April 8, 2006 against undefeated [[Jose Miguel Cotto]] (brother of [[Miguel Angel Cotto]]). Díaz defeated Cotto by unanimous decision. On November 14, 2006, Diaz successfully defended his title for the fifth time against [[Fernando Angulo]] of Ecuador.  
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On July 17, 2004, Díaz defeated Mongolian [[Lakva Sim]] for the [[WBA]] lightweight title by [[Juan Diaz vs. Lakva Sim|unanimous decision]]. His most notable defense was on April 8, 2006 against undefeated [[Jose Miguel Cotto]] (brother of [[Miguel Angel Cotto]]). Díaz defeated Cotto by [[Juan Diaz vs. Jose Miguel Cotto|unanimous decision]]. On November 4, 2006, Diaz [[Juan Diaz vs. Fernando Angulo|successfully defended his title]] for the fifth time against [[Fernando Angulo]] of Ecuador.  
  
On April 28, 2007 he successfuly defended his title against [[Acelino Freitas]] by TKO after Freitas forfeited the fight before beginning the 9th round, unifying the [[World Boxing Organization|WBO]] lightweight championship with the WBA lightweight title. The fight took place in Mashantucket, USA. Oct 13, 2007 diaz successfuly defended his [[WBO]], [[WBA]] titles over [[Julio Diaz]] with a 9 round TKO and unifying with the [[IBF]] world title.
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On April 28, 2007 he [[Acelino Freitas vs. Juan Díaz|successfuly defended his title]] against [[Acelino Freitas]] by TKO after Freitas forfeited the fight before beginning the 9th round, unifying the [[WBO]] lightweight championship with the WBA lightweight title. The fight took place in Mashantucket, USA. On October 13, 2007 Díaz successfuly defended his [[WBO]] and [[WBA]] titles against [[Julio Diaz]] with a [[Juan Diaz vs. Julio Diaz|9 round TKO]] and unified them with the [[IBF]] title.
  
==Amateur Career==
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== Amateur Career ==
 
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Diaz was 105-5 as an amateur. He thought he had qualified for the 2000 Mexican Olympic team but was informed he was too young to compete in Sydney. He didn't want to wait four more years and thus turned pro.
Diaz was 105-5 as an amateur.
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He thought he had qualified for the 2000 Mexican Olympic team but was informed he was too young to compete in Sydney. He didn't want to wait four more years and thus turned pro.
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Revision as of 14:35, 17 November 2007

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Name: Juan Diaz
Alias: Baby Bull
Born: 1983-09-17 (Age:31)
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Reach: 67″   /   170cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Shelly Finkel
Trainer: Ronnie Shields

Professional Career

Juan Díaz made his professional boxing debut at age 16 on June 23, 2000 with a first-round TKO victory over Rafael Ortiz. Diaz won his first five fights by KO or TKO.

On November 22, 2003, Díaz won the WBC youth lightweight title with a sixth-round TKO of journeyman Joel Perez.

On July 17, 2004, Díaz defeated Mongolian Lakva Sim for the WBA lightweight title by unanimous decision. His most notable defense was on April 8, 2006 against undefeated Jose Miguel Cotto (brother of Miguel Angel Cotto). Díaz defeated Cotto by unanimous decision. On November 4, 2006, Diaz successfully defended his title for the fifth time against Fernando Angulo of Ecuador.

On April 28, 2007 he successfuly defended his title against Acelino Freitas by TKO after Freitas forfeited the fight before beginning the 9th round, unifying the WBO lightweight championship with the WBA lightweight title. The fight took place in Mashantucket, USA. On October 13, 2007 Díaz successfuly defended his WBO and WBA titles against Julio Diaz with a 9 round TKO and unified them with the IBF title.

Amateur Career

Diaz was 105-5 as an amateur. He thought he had qualified for the 2000 Mexican Olympic team but was informed he was too young to compete in Sydney. He didn't want to wait four more years and thus turned pro.


Preceded by:
Lakva Sim
WBA Lightweight Champion
17 July 2004 – 28 Apr 2007
Became Super Champion
Succeeded by:

Template:Incumbent succession box WBA Super Champion

Preceded by:
Acelino Freitas
WBO Lightweight Champion
28 April 2007 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Julio Diaz
IBF Lightweight Champion
13 October 2007 – present
Succeeded by: