Carlos Diaz looking to crash the junior welterweight scene, faces Elvis Torres in Tijuana – The Ring


Carlos Diaz (left) battles Emanuel Lopez in October 2017.

Carlos Diaz is on the cusp of turning into a legit contender at 140 kilos. A formidable victory Saturday night time over Elvis Torres on the Grand Lodge in Tijuana, Mexico may make {that a} actuality.

The ten-round bout will headline a Zanfer Promotions card that can air stay all through Mexico on TV Azteca.

Diaz (29-1, 14 knockouts), who resides within the boxing hotbed of Guadalajara, Mexico, final fought on January 16, stopping gatekeeper Eleazar Valenzuela within the sixth spherical. It was Diaz’s first combat in nearly two years.

The 26-year-old has gained his final three bouts since shedding by knockout to Jose Zepeda in June 2018. In that bout, Diaz dropped Zepeda in Spherical 4 and appeared to be in management earlier than his opponent rallied to harm him and rating a stoppage within the fifth.

A boxer-puncher and a professional for nearly 10 years, Diaz is on the peak of his profession and believes a shot at a world title may are available in 2022, ought to he proceed scoring spectacular victories.

Southpaw Torres (19-1-2, 11 KOs) has not fought since June 2018, when he was stopped within the opening spherical by junior light-weight contender Ricardo Nuñez. He might be taking a big step up in opposition and in weight as that is his junior welterweight debut.

An unbeaten prospect, additionally from Guadalajara, will combat within the co-feature. Junior welterweight Diego Torres will sq. off in opposition to Francisco Piña in an eight-round bout.

Torres (8-0, 8 KOs) stopped former light-weight contender Nery Saguilan within the opening spherical of his final bout on March 13. He has not fought previous the second spherical in his profession to date.

Piña (16-18-7, 7 KOs), who resides in close by Ensenada, has misplaced 5 of his final eight bouts. In his most up-to-date outing, on March 14, he was stopped in seven by Rene Tellez Giron.

Regardless of COVID-19 instances dropping dramatically in Tijuana, Saturday’s card is not going to have followers in attendance in accordance with well being mandates from the native authorities.


Francisco A. Salazar will be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter @FSalazarBoxing



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