Holding the record of 34-1-1 with 17 Knockouts, David Diaz is the current lightweight champion since February 20, 2007 up to the present. He is popularly known to be the “Dangerous” David Diaz to his fans and to the world of boxing. He had several achievements of his own namely: 1996 US Olympic Team Light Welterweight member; 4 times winner of the Chicago Golden Gloves; and the three times National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion in 1993, 1994, and 1996.
Diaz was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 7, 1976. He is in the lightweight division with a southpaw stance. He defeated Jacobo Garcia of the Virgin Islands but lost to Oktay Urkal of Germany by a 6-14 score. In the Boxrec, Diaz holds the record of 75-16.
On August 12, 2006 of February, Diaz defeated Jose Armando Santa Cruz for the interim title. He was awarded the full title when the champion Joel Casamayor became unqualified with his weight limit against a fight with Diego Corrales. After six months Diaz successfully defended his title by a winning a fight against Erik Morales by a unanimous decision.
David Diaz’s expressed that his showdown bout with the legendary Manny Pacquiao in June 28, 2008 is the biggest fight of his life. He stated that is much bigger than his victory experienced when he received the championship title. He is more ecstatic with the fight compared to the time when he beat the legendary Erik Morales in the ring.
Diaz fought in the ring 36 times. He won 34 of the fights he made with 17 KOs wins. He lost once and had 1 draw.