Joel Díaz

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Joel Díaz
Statistics
Real nameJoel Díaz
Weight(s)Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Reach70 in (180 cm)
NationalityMexico Mexican
Born (1973-02-18) February 18, 1973 (age 48)
Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights21
Wins17
Wins by KO4
Losses3
Draws1
No contests0

Joel Díaz (born February 18, 1973 in Jiquilpan, Michoacán, Mexico) is a Mexican-American retired professional boxer, who fought in the lightweight division.[1] He is the brother of Antonio Díaz[2] and former-World Champion Julio Díaz.[3]

Professional career[edit]

In August 1992, Díaz beat the former IBF Champion Julio César Borboa.[4]

IBF Lightweight Championship[edit]

On October 19, 1996, Joel lost a twelve round decision to undefeated IBF Lightweight champion Philip Holiday in Wembley Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.[5]

His last bout ever would be a knockout win over the veteran José Luis Montes. This win made Díaz the number one rated contender and mandatory to then WBC Lightweight champion, Stevie Johnston. Due to a detached retina that left him blind from one eye Joel retired from boxing.[6]

Training career[edit]

Díaz has worked as a trainer for years. Some of the notable fighters who have trained under Díaz include, Antonio Díaz, Julio Díaz, Timothy Bradley, Abner Mares, Vicente Escobedo, UFC fighter Cub Swanson and Ruslan Provodnikov.[7]

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