Somerset, NJ (October 21, 2014)–This Friday night at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Jorge Diaz (18-3, 10 KO’s) will be back at his natural Featherweight when he takes on Jose Haro (8-1, 6 KO’s) in the 8-round co-feature of a big card promoted by GH3 Promotions.
In the 8-round main event, undefeated Middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) takes on Jose Medina (18-15-1, 7 KO’s)
Diaz, who was a heralded prospect got back on the winning mark when he scored a 6-round unanimous decision over Ramon Ellis on July 25 in Verona, New York.
The bout, which was contested at Lightweight saw Diaz use his speed and look very sharp against the naturally bigger Ellis.
The native of New Brunswick, New Jersey is not only back at a familiar weight but is back to the man who molded and sculpted then now 27 year-old.
“Everything is good. I have been with my amateur trainer, Steve Rivera. He knows me best and he has me back to being me,” said Diaz.
He is taking on a tough opponent in Haro. The native of Salt Lake City, Utah brings in a record of 8-1 with 6 knockouts.
“From my understanding he is a tough opponent. I know he has 6 knockouts. I am just going to go out there and give my best effort. I am more confident then I was before.”
That confidence is being back to a weight class to where Diaz feels that he can not only be a contender but a world champion.
“I am the a new Jorge Diaz. I am the real Jorge Diaz. I was in the Arturo Gatti camp before and I think I was trying to be too much like him. I feel now with the way I am feeling within three or four fights, I am a world champion. I know that best has yet to come.”
In an 8-round bout, Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ will take on Darnell Jiles Jr. (9-3-2, 3 KO’s) of Rochester, NY in a Lightweight fight.
Also on the card in 6-round bouts:
Undefeated Super Middleweight John Magda (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ will take on Edgar Perez (6-11, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL
In four round bouts:
Lightweight Bienvenido Diaz (1-0, 1 KO) of Prospect Park, NJ take on an opponent to be named.
Glenn Dezurn (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will fight Raymond Chacon (5-10) of Los Angeles.
Anthony Cintron (2-0, 1 KO) of Hawley, PA will fight pro debuting Rennard Oliver of Baton, Rouge, LA.
Heavyweight Leon Johnson of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut against Ray Santiago (1-4) of Albany, NY.
Caleb Hernandez of Paterson, NJ will make his pro debut against Anton Williamson (1-0) of Albany, NY.
Tickets for this outstanding evening of boxing can be purchased for $125 for Stage seating, $100 for Front Row, $75 for Ringside and $50 for General Admission by calling 862-223-9487.
The Ukrainian Cultural Center is located 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey