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JULIO DIAZ: "I'M FACING A DANGEROUS, TOUGH FIGHTER, BUT HE'S NOT UNBEATABLE"

By Press Release | April 24, 2014
JULIO DIAZ:

"This is a tough opportunity, a dangerous opportunity. I'm facing a dangerous, tough fighter, but he's not unbeatable. I take my job seriously. It's going to be a tough fight but I guarantee you it'll be an exciting fight," stated former champion Julio Diaz, who spoke at the final press conference leading up to his clash this Saturday with interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman. Check out what else he had to say!

JULIO DIAZ, Former World Champion

"Everyone always says thank you Golden Boy, but I really mean it. I've been through everything. This is the best treatment I've ever had as a fighter, despite coming from a couple of losses; I'm still headlining an event. I appreciate the opportunity.

"This is a tough opportunity, a dangerous opportunity. I'm facing a dangerous, tough fighter, but he's not unbeatable. I take my job seriously. It's going to be a tough fight but I guarantee you it'll be an exciting fight.''

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ABOUT THURMAN vs. DIAZ, a 12-round fight for Thurman's Interim WBA Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, April 26, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, AT&T and Casamigos Tequila.  It will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the main event of the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING┬« telecast   (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).  In the co-feature, Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse faces hard-hitting John Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight bout that is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions.  In the opening bout of the telecast, Omar Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight title against fellow Texan Jerry Belmontes.  Preliminary fights will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME┬«.

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