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Joel Diaz and Jessie Magdaleno on their growing bond, Rios vs. Chaves, and Tim Bradley


HustleBoss.com speaks with trainer Joel Diaz and his charge Jessie Magdaleno from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV…

Joel Diaz expects to give Manny Pacquiao full credit if he knocks out Tim Bradley

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Joel Diaz about the April 12 rematch between his fighter Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao

Joel Diaz says Marcos Maidana will be an easy fight for Floyd Mayweather

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Joel Diaz about the May 3 Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana showdown, set for May 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joel Diaz ready for Freddie Roach’s BS; expects the critics to come out after Bradley wins again

HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson speaks with trainer Joel Diaz about his fighter Tim Bradley’s training for his April 12 match vs. Manny Pacquiao. Diaz is ready for fellow trainer Freddie Roach’s mind games and ready for the fight.

Trainer Joel Diaz pays a visit to Shawn Porter’s camp to help with advice for Devon Alexander match

More all-access coverage from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada as trainer Joel Diaz hits up Shawn Porter’s training camp to help with advice ahead of his match on Dec. 7 on Showtime against Devon Alexander.

Diaz helped prepare his fighter, Tim Bradley, towards victory over Alexander in early 2011

Joel Diaz responds to Nacho Beristain, claims Marquez couldn’t do ‘anything’ against Tim Bradley

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Post-fight coverage from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada as trainer Joel Diaz speaks on his fighter Tim Bradley’s split-decision victoy over Juan Manuel Marquez. In this video, Diaz responds to Marquez’s trainer Nacho Beristain, who says Bradley is the ‘only undefeated fighter with two losses’.

Joel Diaz has no doubt in his mind that Tim Bradley will beat Juan Manuel Marquez

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Joel Diaz, as he speaks ahead of his fighter, WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, who faces off with Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct. 12 in Las Vegas

Joel Diaz on Diego Magdaleno’s victory and his thoughts on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Brian Vera

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Chris Robinson catches up with respected trainer Joel Diaz inside of the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. following his fighter Diego Magdaleno’s unanimous decision victory over Edgar Riovalle. Hear what Diaz had to say about the performance as well as his thoughts on the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera matchup later tonight

Trainer Joel Diaz says he knows ‘for a fact’ that Bob Arum wants Juan Manuel Marquez to beat Tim Bradley

Joel Diaz, right, in training with Tim Bradley ahead of the Oct. 12 duel with Juan Manuel Marquez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)


By Chris Robinson

As the Oct. 12 Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay per view showdown approaches us, there is some noticeable tension in the air.

A visibly discouraged Bradley spoke on his concerns with me earlier this month pertaining to the drug testing protocols that are being used in advance of the bout.

While initially seeking to have either VADA or USADA drug testing enforced, Bradley was thrown for a loop when he discovered that his promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum instead had plans of using a third party agency in cooperation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to oversee the testing.

Bradley initially mentioned that he would consider walking away from the fight if VADA or USADA weren’t involved, citing his contract that stated either party needed to be used in conjunction with the fight.

Finally, Bradley would put the issue aside, as he instead turned his focus solely towards his preparation for Marquez.

Despite being more than ready to dive into a full-fledged training camp in order to prepare himself for battle against one of Mexico’s finest prizefighters, you can sense that Bradley isn’t completely confident in how the situation is being handled.

Joel Diaz feels that Bob Arum wants Tim Bradley to lose; says Marquez was nearly KO’d vs. Pacquiao

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former world title challenger Joel Diaz in Indio, Calif., as he speaks on his fighter Tim Bradley’s upcoming clash with Juan Manuel Marquez and its many subplots

Joel Diaz: ‘Bradley is not a Mayweather, but I can make him fight like Mayweather when it comes to a Marquez’

Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, and Tim Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

While many eyes were fixated upon the action between Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, it’s safe to say that very few people could have had as vested of an interest in the fight as did trainer and former contender Joel Diaz.

Watching Alvarado overcome a rocky start on his way towards a decision victory in his rematch with Rios, Diaz surely knows that either man could very well find themselves in the ring with his star fighter, Timothy Bradley, in the near future.

The buzz on Bradley is at a peak, as he is still soaking up the aftermath that came from his grueling points victory over Ruslan Provodnikov just two weekends back.

With the dust from Rios-Alvarado II settling, Diaz is getting a clearer picture of what the forthcoming moves may be for Bradley and he seems eager, showing particular interest in a match with Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

Tim Bradley is too fast for Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios, claims trainer Joel Diaz

Chris Robinson catches up with former lightweight contender and current day trainer Joel Diaz, shortly after Mike Alvarado’s thrilling victory over Brandon Rios in their rematch at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Diaz speaks on the fight and sizes up the chances of his fighter, WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, against either guy

‘It’s going to be a great night’ – Joel Diaz feels his brother Julio will beat Amir Khan on April 27

Chris Robinson catches up with trainer and former world title challenger Joel Diaz as he speaks on his brother Julio’s opportunity to face Amir Khan on April 27th in England. Listen to the video to hear what Joel had to say…

Former champion Julio Diaz states his case for a shot at Amir Khan

Julio Diaz training for his bout with Shawn Porter this past December in Indio, California (Photo: Chris Robinson – HustleBoss.com)



By Chris Robinson

At the moment, there is still no official opponent locked in for former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan’s April 20th return.

One fight removed from his upset loss to Danny Garcia this past July in Las Vegas, Khan has since seen his spirits restored after teaming up with Northern California’s Virgil Hunter. The duo’s first ring endeavor resulted in Khan dominating and bloodying an outmatched Carlos Molina over ten rounds before the fight was called off.

While the very capable Josesito Lopez appeared to be in the running to face Khan, the two sides couldn’t agree on a catch weight for the fight, leaving the Bolton star without a dance partner as his next fight creeps closer.

One man who is throwing his name into the hat is former two-time champion Julio Diaz.

Joel Diaz wants his brother Julio to face Amir Khan; plus thoughts on Yuriorkis Gamboa’s PED scandal and Tim Bradley’s return


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, I caught up with Indio, Calif.-based trainer Joel Diaz.

Known best for his work with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, Diaz actually reached out to make mention of his younger brother Julio. Last month in Los Angeles, Julio defied the odds in going tooth and nail against undefeated Shawn Porter, eventually settling for split-draw verdict after ten brisk rounds.

Having held portions of the lightweight championship on two separate occasions in the past, the 33-year-old Julio had been written off by many but showed poise, vigor, and fortitude in pushing Porter to the limit.

Joel would love nothing more than to see his brother face off with British star Amir Khan, who is actively pursuing a suitable opponent for his April 20th return.

Action heats up in Mercito Gesta-Joel Diaz Jr. sparring session (Rounds 4-7)

More coverage from Abel Sanchez’s Summit Gym in Big Bear, California as lightweight contender Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KO’s) continues his sparring with talented jr. lightweight prospect Joel Diaz Jr. (11-0, 10 KO’s). Gesta is gearing up for a crack at IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez on the December 8 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV event in Las Vegas…