McCall To Face Diaz On "Night Of Heavyweights" Card On December 9th

HOLLYWOOD, FL, November 16 – With weeks of intense training in the bank and a fight scheduled on the highly publicized “Superfighter” card in Australia, former World Heavyweight Champion, Oliver McCall was understandably upset when that card was postponed earlier this week.

Enter Seminole Warriors Boxing, which stepped up for ‘The Atomic Bull’ and offered him a fight against world-class Cuban banger Yanqui Diaz on their “Night of Heavyweights” card on Saturday, December 9th at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida.

“When one door closes, another opens, and I’m happy that Warriors was able to find a fight for me on this card,” said McCall. “I’m going to show my appreciation by putting on the fight of the night with Yanqui Diaz and then ending it with a spectacular knockout.”

In addition to this explosive bout, “Night of Heavyweights” - which will be televised live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 9pm ET / PT – three-time World Champion, Heavyweight Michael Moorer returns to the squared circle and young gun Isreali Heavyweight, Roman Greenberg will be in action, putting his unbeaten record on the line.

As one of only two men to defeat future Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis, Oliver McCall (48-8, 35 KOs) certainly needs no introduction to fight fans. But with his granite chin, concussive power, and wealth of experience, the 41 year old Chicago native may just be the most underrated force in the division today. After bursting on the world scene with his second round TKO of Lewis in September of 1994, McCall defended his crown with a win over Larry Holmes before being upset by the UK’s Frank Bruno in September of 1995. McCall would fall off the boxing radar after his 1997 defeat to Lewis in their rematch, but since that fight, he would compile an amazing 20-1 (2 no contests) record, including a current unbeaten streak of eight fights. In his last bout, on September 9, McCall won the vacant WBC Fecarbox title with a fourth round stoppage of Darroll Wilson, and ‘The Atomic Bull’ won’t stop charging until he’s got a world title belt back around his waist.

A product of the legendary Cuban amateur boxing system, Yanqui Diaz (13-4, 8 KOs) compiled over 190 wins as an amateur before coming to the United States and launching a pro career in 2002. Best remembered for his stunning first round knockout of countryman and former world champion Juan Carlos Gomez (who was 37-0 at the time) in 2004, Diaz also holds a win over Vaughn Bean and has been in with the likes of Sam Peter, Kirk Johnson, and Jason Estrada.

An exciting undercard will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are on sale now for “Night of The Heavyweights”. They are priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first fight starts at 7:30pm. For more information please call the Hard Rock Live Box Office or visit

For more information on Seminole Warrior’s Boxing, please visit our website at

Article posted on 17.11.2006

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