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  1. Lundy makes case for title shot

    Dan Rafael

    With two notable victories in a row, both regarded in many quarters as upsets, Philadelphia's "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy believes he should get a shot a world title next, be it at lightweight or junior welterweight. On Friday, he easily outpointed lig...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  2. Pac-Man chomps his way to lightweight title

    Chris Lees

    Leading up to Juan Manuel Marquez's bid to win a world title in a fifth different weight class on Saturday, ESPN.com will look back at the elite group of fighters who have already achieved the feat -- we'll roll out a new one each day this week -- in...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. David Diaz announces retirement from boxing

    Dan Rafael

    David Diaz, a 1996 U.S. Olympian and former lightweight world titlist, has announced his retirement from boxing after a 15-year professional career.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  4. Arum talks Pacquiao past, future

    Kieran Mulvaney

    After Manny Pacquiao scored a disputed split-decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez in their second fight in March 2008, the cries were strong -- not just from the Marquez camp but from much of boxing fandom -- for a third fight to finally settle the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  5. Alfredo Angulo gets back to business

    Dan Rafael

    Alfredo Angulo's quick victory over Joseph Gomez in Saturday's ring return should open new doors for the Mexican fighter ... if he can get a visa to fight in the U.S.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  6. Morales hopes for successful comeback

    Dan Rafael

    Erik Morales, who will face former lightweight titlist Jose Alfaro on Saturday, has his post-retirement sights set high: becoming the first Mexican-born fighter to win titles in four divisions.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  7. Humberto Soto edges David Diaz; John Duddy wins

    Dan Rafael

    Humberto Diaz dug deep to grind out a 12-round decision over David Diaz on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2010
  8. Talking with David Diaz

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Former WBC lightweight titlist David Diaz is one of the nicest guys in boxing. Of course, Manny Pacquiao stopped Diaz in the ninth round in June 2008 to take his title and begin his incredible two-year run. "I got robbed, man," Diaz joked yesterday...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  9. Looking to reclaim the title

    Kieran Mulvaney

    David Diaz is fighting on the undercard on Saturday night. He's looking to reclaim the title Manny Pacquiao took from him. To the non-pugilist, that task might seem complicated by the fact that Diaz and his opponent, Humberto Soto, are friends. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  10. Hasta manana

    Kieran Mulvaney

    That's a wrap for Fight Week Thursday. We'll be back tomorrow with an interview with former lightweight titlist David Diaz, who will be fighting Humberto Soto in the co-main event; Freddie Roach's thoughts on steroid accusations, blood...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  11. Chicagoan David Dias to face Humberto Soto for vacant WBC lightwe...

    Chicagoan David Dias to face Humberto Soto for vacant WBC lightweight championship.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2010
  12. David Diaz returns to beat Jesus Chavez in majority decision

    Former lightweight champion David Diaz returned from a 15-month absence to earn a majority decision victory over Jesus Chavez on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2009
  13. Former world champ David Diaz will face Jesus Chavez in first bou...

    Roman Modrowski

    Former world champ David Diaz will face Jesus Chavez in first bout since losing his belt to Manny Pacquiao.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2009
  14. Amir Khan's options include Edwin Valero, David Diaz and Marco An...

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight Amir Khan is a wanted man. You know why? Because he's viewed as vulnerable in the wake of a first-round knockout loss to Breidis Prescott in September and because he brings money to the table, a lot of it. There are three notable oppone...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  15. Rapacious PacMan climbs to top of P4P rankings

    Dan Rafael

    Five world titles in five different weight classes is a feat that speaks for itself, but it was the way Manny Pacquiao dominated David Diaz that solidified PacMan's place as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2008
  16. Arum the optimist

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts ... • Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told me the other day the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz lightweight title bout did between 225,000 and 250,000 buys on HBO PPV. To put it nicely, Arum is ever the optimist. I asked ...

    Blog | July 09, 2008