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Julio Diaz compares Keith Thurman to Shawn Porter and talks Mayweather-Maidana II

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HustleBoss.com catches up with former two-time lightweight champion Julio Diaz

Photos: Keith Thurman cracks Julio Diaz for a 3rd round stoppage

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Photos from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. as interim WBA welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (23-0, 21 KO’s) scores a stoppage victory over Julio Diaz as the former two-time titlist’s corner stopped the fight after the third round. Thurman dropped Diaz in the second round before matching him toe to toe in the third. Surprisingly, Diaz’s corner cited a rib injury before waiving things off.

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Julio Diaz expected more from Manny Pacquiao in his matchup vs. Brandon Rios

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson catches up with former two-time lightweight champion Julio Diaz in Los Angeles as he shares his thoughts on the rematch between his stable mate Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, set for April 12 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

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Julio Diaz says Shawn Porter matches up well with Maidana; talks Mayweather vs Khan, Adrien Broner

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Chris Robinson speaks with former two-time lightweight champion Julio ‘Kidd’ Diaz, as he shares his t  thoughts on seeing his former foe Shawn Porter win a world title vs. Devon Alexander, the possibility  of  Porter vs. Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather’s potential matchup vs. Amir Khan, Maidana’s big win  over Adrien Broner, and why he plans to keep fighting heading into 2014.

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Shawn Porter vs. Julio Diaz II weigh-in [MGM Grand, Las Vegas]

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Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the main lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as welterweight contender Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) and two-time world champion Julio Diaz weighed in ahead of their rematch

Julio Diaz on his rematch with Porter, favoring Mayweather over Canelo, and Garcia vs. Matthysse

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Chris Robinson catches up with former two-time lightweight champion Julio ‘The Kidd’ Diaz in Indio, Calif., as he speaks on his Sept. 12 rematch with Shawn Porter while sharing his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez and Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse

Shawn Porter vs. Julio Diaz rematch is on for September 12th in Las Vegas [Exclusive]

Chris Robinson catches up with welterweight contender Shawn Porter (21-0-1, 14 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, August 2nd, as he speaks on the big news regarding his upcoming rematch with Julio Diaz

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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)

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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

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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.