October 30, 2008

Boxer mad at San Diego tribe

Diaz unhappy with SycuanOn Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Diaz (35-4, 26 KOs) will take on 34-year-old Fernando Trejo (30-14-4, 18 KOs), a boxer who never fought for a major title and has 14 losses on his record. The bout will be at 5 p.m., on Telefutura.

Diaz is ranked No. 6 in the lightweight division by Ring Magazine. Trejo is unranked.

“I just see too many fights like these, and I flip the channel,” Diaz said. “Here I am, fighting a fight like that.

“I'm very unhappy, I'm very angry.”

This fight is the latest in a series of events with Sycuan that has Diaz frustrated.

Diaz is in the midst of a four-year contract with Sycuan. In the contract, Diaz said he is guaranteed a minimum of four fights per year. In the first three years, Diaz said he's had five fights total.

In a division that features Manny Pacquiao, Nate Campbell, Juan Diaz and Joel Casamayor, there are big pay days to be had. And Julio Diaz knows that, win or lose, fighting Trejo will not help his stock.

“At this point in my career, with my experience, I'm not in a position to be taking fights like this,” said Diaz, who is No. 10 in Fightnews.com rankings. “I'm not happy with a fight like this, I didn't agree to it.
Comment:  Is this boxer mad enough to punch the tribe's lights out? Time will tell.

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