Review: 2008-09-06, the fight between Juan Diaz and Michael Katsidis was valid for the vacant IBO lightweight title and it was one of the best fights of 2008. Both boxers in 2008 had suffered their first defeat, Juan Diaz (33-1-0) against Nate Campbell, while Katsidis (23-1-0) lost versus Joel Casamayor (probably the best boxing fight of 2008). So for both this match was really important, the fight had a very high pace (more than 1600 punches thrown in 12 rounds) and it was very balanced; in fact Juan Diaz defeated Michael Katsidis by split decision. Watch the video!
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Title: vacant IBO lightweight title