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Juan Díaz was born on September 17, 1983 and now calls Houston, Texas his hometown and is a professional boxer in the lightweight (135 lb) division. His record is 31-0 (15 KOs). He is the current WBA World Lightweight Champion.

Díaz made his professional boxing debut on June 23, 2000 with a first-round TKO victory over Rafael Ortiz. He won all of his first five fights by KO or TKO. Díaz graduated from Contemporary Learning Center in Houston in 2001.

On November 22, 2003, Díaz won the WBC youth lightweight title with a sixth-round TKO of journeyman Joel Pérez.

On July 17, 2004, Díaz defeated Mongolian Lakva Sim for the WBA Lightweight Title by unanimous decision. Since then, Díaz has defended the title five times. His most notable defense was on April 8, 2006 against undefeated José Miguel Cotto (brother of Miguel Cotto). Díaz defeated Cotto by unanimous decision.

Fight History:
Win 11-04-2006: Fernando Angulo(18-3-0) UD ~ WBA Lightweight Title
Win 07-15-2006: Randy Suico(24-2-0) TKO ~ WBA Lightweight Title
Win 04-08-2006: Jose Miguel Cotto(27-0-0) UD ~ WBA Lightweight Title
Win 07-16-2005: Arthur Cruz(20-15-3) TKO
Win 01-21-2005: Billy Irwin(42-5-0) TKO ~ WBA Lightweight Title
Win 11-04-2004: Julien Lorcy(56-3-2) UD ~ WBA Lightweight Title
Win 07-17-2004: Lakva Sim(19-3-1) UD ~ WBA Lightweight Title ~
Win 04-17-2004: Martin O'Malley(21-2-1) TKO
Win 11-22-2003: Joel Perez(34-6-2) TKO ~ WBC Youth Lightweight Title
Win 07-19-2003: Francisco Lorenzo(18-1-0) UD
Win 05-10-2003: Eleazar Contreras Jr(19-2-2) UD
Win 02-01-2003: John Bailey(20-9-2) TKO
Win 11-22-2002: Arthur Cruz(18-12-3) TKO
Win 10-19-2002: Roy Delgado(10-0-0) TKO
Win 08-24-2002: Peter Nieves(15-4-1) UD
Win 07-05-2002: Michael Davis(21-10-0) UD
Win 04-27-2002: Nelson Ramón Medina(12-21-2) UD
Win 02-15-2002: Juan Carlos Juarez(10-5-1) UD
Win 11-10-2001: Rudolfo Lunsford(11-16-2) UD
Win 09-01-2001: Ubaldo Hernandez(15-7-1) SD
Win 07-27-2001: Scott Buck(13-10-1) TKO
Win 06-23-2001: John Trigg(15-10-4) UD
Win 05-19-2001: Carlos Horacio Nevarez(8-9-1) KO
Win 03-02-2001: Mahan Washington(13-9-0) UD
Win 01-13-2001: Bradley Jensen(7-1-0) UD
Win 12-01-2000: Michael Lucero(6-4-1) UD
Win 11-10-2000: Antonio Young(2-3-2) TKO
Win 09-22-2000: Starr Johnson(1-6-0) TKO
Win 09-02-2000: Juan Carlos Alvarez(1-2-0) TKO
Win 07-22-2000: Miller Vazquez(0-0-0) KO
Win 06-23-2000: Rafael Ortiz(7-3-0) TKO
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