World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz II

Article Id: WHEBN0028198281
Reproduction Date:

Title: Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz II  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Joel Casamayor, National CineMedia, Juan Manuel Márquez, 2010 in sports, Juan Díaz (boxer), Robert Guerrero, Sakio Bika, Michael Katsidis
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Juan Diaz II

The Rematch
Date July 31, 2010
Location Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Paradise, Nevada, United States
Title(s) on the line WBA, WBO Lightweight championship.

Mexico Juan Manuel Marquez vs. United States Juan Diaz
Dinamita Baby Bull
Tale of the tape
Mexico City, Mexico From Houston, Texas, United States
50–5–1 (37 KO) Pre-fight record 35–3–0 (17 KO)
5 feet, 7 inches Height 5 feet, 6 inches
Ring Magazine pound for pound No. 3 Recognition Former unified WBA , WBO , IBF and IBO world lightweight champion.

Result Marquez via unanimous decision

Juan Manuel Márquez vs. Juan Diaz was a boxing lightweight title superfight, in a rematch of the 2009 Fight of the Year. Marquez, went to Diaz's hometown of Houston to face him at the Toyota Center in February 2009 in what turned out to be an all-action slugfest, one that Marquez won via ninth-round knockout.

Build up

Juan Díaz was a 3-1 underdog for his rematch against Juan Manuel Márquez, but the Houston fighter employed unimpeachable logic to argue that he would be victorious before the battle. In the rematch, Díaz, 26, intended to fine tune rather than overhaul his game plan since he dictated the action and manhandled Márquez for much of the first fight before Márquez, 36, identified and exploited the chinks in his armour. Without revealing too much of his strategy, Díaz said his key to victory involved a delicate balance between brain, brawn, offense and defense.[1]

Márquez, at 36 ten years older than his opponent, retained his WBO and WBA lightweight titles, and won this rematch by outpunching Díaz 288 to 155 on blows which connected. Márquez broke Díaz' lip to pieces with hard left jabs and hard overhand rights that scored, backing Díaz up during this bout. Márquez had a swollen right eye, but it was not a factor. The fight was a clean one. Díaz, a loser of four of his last six bouts, was studying for his law school entrance exam in preparation for a career change before the Márquez bout. [2]

140 pound champion Amir Khan was in attendance and was mentioned as a possible future opponent for Márquez. Also in attendance former Heavyweight Champions Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, current WBA Champion David Haye as well as Junior Middlewight Contender Alfredo Angulo.

The Fight

Prior to the bout, the WBO ordered the Márquez-Díaz winner to fight mandatory challenger Michael Katsidis.[3][4] Márquez won the fight via unanimous decision by the official scores of 117-111, 116-112, and 118-110. After the Díaz rematch, Márquez stated that he was interested in pursuing a third fight with Manny Pacquiao.[5][6] There was also the possibility of him moving up in weight again to face one of the belt-holders at 140 pounds: Timothy Bradley, Devon Alexander or Amir Khan, all of whom were fighting on HBO.[7]



Márquez defeated Díaz via unanimous decision (116–112, 118–110, 117–111).

Guerrero defeated Casamayor via unanimous decision (98–89, 98–89, 97–90).

Pirog defeated Jacobs via knockout at 0:57 of fifth round.

Linares defeated Juarez via unanimous decision (99–90, 97–92, 99–90).

Televised Free

  • Light Welterweight bout: United States Frankie Gomez vs. United States Ronnie Peterson

Gómez defeated Peterson via technical knockout at 2:14 of first round.

Mendy defeated Bika via disqualification (For hitting Mendy when he was down) at 1:15 of first round.


Groves defeated Contreras via technical knockout at 0:48 of sixth round.

  • Heavyweight bout: United States Seth Mitchell vs. United States Derek Bryant

Mitchell defeated Bryant via technical knockout at 1:45 of first round.

  • Lightweight bout: Mexico Juan Montiel vs. United States Mike Peralta

Montiel defeated Peralta via unanimous decision (58–55, 60–53, 58–55).

Reported fight earnings

These are the payouts to the fighters as reported to the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer. These are the official purses as per the Nevada bout agreements, It does not include sponsor money or other common forms of revenue paid through other streams.[8]

  • Juan Manuel Márquez $1,000,000 vs. Juan Díaz ($540,000)
  • Daniel Jacobs $200,000 vs. Dmitry Pirog ($50,000)
  • Roberto Guerrero $75,000 vs. Joel Casamayor ($50,000)
  • Rocky Juarez $45,000 vs. Jorge Linares ($30,000)
  • Sakio Bika $18,000 vs. Jean Paul Mendy ($12,000)
Preceded by
vs. Paulie Malignaggi
Juan Diaz's bouts
July 31, 2010
Succeeded by
vs. Pipino Cuevas, Jr
Preceded by
vs. Floyd Mayweather
Juan Manuel Márquez's bouts
July 31, 2010
Succeeded by
vs. Michael Katsidis


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.