Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz has officially ended his retirement. Recent rumors began weeks ago stating that Diaz was getting ready to return to the ring. Diaz, once considered a pound for pound sensation, ended his career losing four out of his last six fights that started with an upset loss to Nate Campbell that derailed the trail on his way to stardom.
After getting back on track with a split decision win over Michael Katsidis, Diaz would lose in what many would call the 2009 Fight of the Year to legend Juan Manuel Marquez. The war with Marquez marked his second loss. Diaz was hardly the same after the fight. He defeated Paulie Malignaggi in a very controlverisal decision, and then rematched him immediately six months later only to officially lose, marking the third loss of his career.
After that, he would again lose a brutal battle to Juan Manuel Marquez in a highly anticipated rematch. The loss would mark his last as a boxer as he decided to retire from the sport.
Three years later, Baby Bull is back and ready to make a statement in the lightweight division. Diaz’s fan friendly style should bring excitement to a division that is lacking with stars. Stepping into the ring with someone like Adrien Broner wouldn’t be the best idea, but I do see him making some noise against guys like Antonio Demarco, Ricky Burns, and Richard Abril. Diaz is known to give the fans their money’s worth and I believe he will be a great addition to the division. Diaz is slated to return in April.