Boxing Odds –Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz for Interim WBA World Welterweight Title Saturday!

BY The Sweet Science ON April 25, 2014
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julioDiaz c8ec9The Interim WBA world welterweight title will be on the line on Saturday from the StubHub Center in Carson, CA as Keith Thurman will face Julio Diaz. Keith Thurman opened as a -1750 favorite with the Boxing odds while Julio Diaz was a +1050 dog.

Keith Thurman

The 25 year old Keith Thurman stands at 5 feet 7 and one half inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Also known as "One Time" Thurman is a native of Clearwater, FL where he still resides. Thurman is the 5th ranked American for the welterweight class and is ranked 9th in the world. Thurman has a career record of 22 wins and 0 losses with 20 career knockouts. Thurman has scored 20 knockouts in his 22 career wins. Thurman is coming off a technical knockout win over Jesus Soto Karass on December 14, 2013 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas which was for the interim WBA world welterweight title. Thurman scored the TKO in the 9th round of a scheduled 12 round bout. Prior to that Thurman scored a knockout win over Diego Gabriel Chaves in the 10th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on July 27, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio which was also for the interim WBA world welterweight title. Check out video of the weigh-in today here.

Julio Diaz

The 34 year old Julio Diaz stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Also known as "The Kidd" he hails from Mexico and now resides in Coachella, California. Diaz is the 5th ranked welterweight from Mexico and is ranked 41st in the world. Diaz has a career record of 40 wins, 9 losses, and 1 draw. Out of his 40 career wins 29 have come by knockout while 5 out of his 9 losses have come by knockout. Diaz is coming off back to back unanimous decision losses to Shawn Porter on September 12, 2013 and Amir Khan on April 27, 2014.

The Pick

It's a big price but a price we are willing to pay and we'll go with Keith Thurman in this bout!

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Comment on this article

El Dude says:

Julio Diaz is retiring from Boxing. I respect Julio Diaz for all that he did in and out of ring for he is a true gentleman of the sport of boxing. Julio represented awesome ring experience for the young gun Keith Thurman and this fight made perfect sense to secure the ranking as the next in line for a title shot. Diaz came, he saw and he conquered the fear and will that separates men from warriors. Julio has all the tools to continue in the sport of boxing that does not involve lacing up the gloves and his fans are ready to support his decisions. Thank You Mr. Julio Diaz for your awesome boxing legacy and good luck in your next boxing journey.
by El Dude.

The Commish says:

Wow! El Dude. That is some way to tell us who your are picking! You're saying goodbye to Julio Diaz.

I agree. He basically has two shots: Slim & None. And Slim just road out of town!

-Randy G.

El Dude says:

No my friend, Julio Diaz has already retired and stated it after the fight vs Keith Thurman. El Dude just brought the news to the forum.

The Commish says:

Duh, of course...I watched the fight. Was totally thinking of something else. So, this is what they called a senior moment! Another few of these and they'll be putting me out to pasture with Bernie Campbell!!!!!

-Randy G.

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