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.