In a matchmakers dream bout between Mexican tough guys, Julio Diaz will face off against Juan Diaz in what should be a great 12 round lightweight fight on HBO. Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz is one of the rising superstars of the sport and he is the #1 contender for lightweight champion Joel Casamayor’s belt. Julio Diaz is the #2 contender and the winner of this fight beteween #1 and #2 should get a crack at Casamayor’s title.
BetUs.com has posted Boxing odds on the fight between Juan Diaz vs Julio Diaz taking place in Illinois at 11:15 PM EST:
Juan Diaz: -400
Julio Diaz: +300
Over 11½: -220
Under 11½: +170
Juan Diaz, 32-0, 16 KO's, is a volume puncher is going to be in Julio’s face all night long with his swarming attack and fast combinations. Juan is adapt at using subtle head movement and a crisp jab to work his way inside. Once the Baby Bull works his way inside he is one of the best in-fighters in the sport with his top notch stamina and solid chin. Juan is a little bit short and stubby physically and he is a bit predictable with his style being able to fight coming forward. Online sportsbook BetUs.com has made Juan Diaz the favorite with -400 odds.
Julio Diaz, 34-3, 25 KO's, is a Boxer\Puncher that has been in a number of wars in his career. Julio has a nice blend of speed, power and skill that has . The knock on Julio is that he is a little bit chinny but nobody has ever questioned his heart. Julio is crisp and accurate puncher with both hands that can fight southpaw and orthodox equally effective. Julio has a keen sense of distance using his jab to thwart his opponents attacks but he has shown vulnerability to the left hook.
Will the BabyBull break down Julio Diaz late and score a stoppage? Will Julio be able to outbox the aggressive Juan with his height and reach? Point-Spreads.com Boxing Expert Handicapper Brad Marchetti has a strong opinion on the Juan Diaz vs Julio Diaz fight. Get the winning side in this Super Featherweight battle along with 400% guarantee as Marchetti puts his money where his mouth is on this one.
HT. 5'9 5'6
WT. 135 135
Reach: 70" 67"
Age: 24 27