On Friday night June 14th, once-beaten Featherweight contender, Jorge “King” Diaz returns to the ring and the national stage as he will take place In the ten round co-featured when he takes on Yenifel Vicente at the South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ.
Diaz of New Brunswick, New Jersey has a record of 17-1 with ten knockouts and the New Brunswick, New Jersey native sees this as an incredible opportunity to put himself back in prime position in the Featherweight division.
Diaz has prepared very hard and sees Vicente as the perfect opponent to look good against. “The training has been up to par. I see him as a tough opponent who likes to come forward and doesn’t mind exchanging fire,” said Diaz. “This is a great opportunity to showcase what I have been working on.”
Diaz will look to win back some of the critics and fans who may have jumped off the bandwagon after March 26, 2011 thrilling defeat to future world title challenger Teon Kennedy in Atlantic City.
“This is a second title fight to me. This is America, the home of the free and land of the second chance. This is a second chance for me to get to where I have to get to.”
Diaz likes his chances against the tough fighter from the Dominican Republic, who boasts a record of 24-1-2 with 16 knockouts. “1-2-3, The bell goes ding, out comes the guy from across the ring. As I knock him off his feet, the crowd goes crazy for the King”, finished up the poetic Diaz.