Friday, July 30, 2010
Marquez vs Diaz Rematch
The rematch will be held in Las Vegas and shown on HBO PPV tomorrow night. The last time Juan Manuel Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KOs) and Juan Diaz (35-3, 17 KOs) met was in February of 2009 and Diaz was KOed in the ninth round. The fight was named "fight of the year" by ESPN. Both fighters are coming off big losses, Marquez to Mayweather Jr. and Diaz to Malignaggi. For both of these bouts they moved up in weight and found out the hard way that they are most competitive in the lightweight division. Marquez is a current champion in the lightweight division and Diaz is a former unified champion in the division. This is a huge fight for both contenders because it will decide if it is time for Marquez to retire (36) or if Diaz is washed up (26). Get ready for a war in the ring tomorrow night.