David Diaz Gets Tryout With Chicago Blackhawks On Friday Night

CHICAGO, IL (March 6, 2008)World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion David Diaz will take a break from preparing for his showdown with Ramon Montano to have an open tryout for the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night, March 7th at the United Center.

Diaz will test his shooting skills for the Blackhawks between the second and third periods of their contest against the San Jose Sharks.

Said Diaz, “This season the Blackhawks have been playing a terrific, physical brand of hockey. They called and invited me to the game this Friday and then we started talking about my chances of suiting up for the team down the stretch towards the playoffs. So Friday night is my opportunity to see if I can help them out a little bit” joked the passionate Chicago sports fan.

Diaz also hoped to address the team prior to the game to offer some fighting tips which should come in handy with the Blackhawks growing reputation as amongst the most aggressive teams in the league.

Diaz was taking in the hometown Chicago Bulls game on Thursday night as they squared off with the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center. Earlier in the day he hosted an open media workout at Chicago’s JABB Boxing Gym.

Diaz’s non title ten round bout against Montano will open the HBO Pay-Per View broadcast of Marquez-Pacquiao II – UNFINISHED BUSINESS—on Saturday, March 15th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Promoted by Top Rank Inc. and Golden Boy Promotions, in association with Romanza Boxing Productions and MP Promotions, Marquez-Pacquiao II will take place Saturday, March 15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Marquez-Pacquiao II, priced at $600, $400, $300, $200 and $100, are on sale at the Mandalay Bay box office and at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Macy's West at the Fashion Show Mall, and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000 or Mandalay Bay (702) 632-7580. Tickets are also available for purchase at or

Article posted on 06.03.2008

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