Juan Diaz Aborts Comeback, Pulls Out of July 29 Fight

Juan Diaz will forget about boxing for now, and head to law school. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Former lightweight titlist Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz has pulled out of his scheduled July 29 fight on Friday Night Fights, according to Dan Rafael. The 27-year-old Diaz will instead finally go to law school, and this likely signals the end of his boxing carer.

Diaz (35-4, 17 KO) last fought in July 2010, losing a disappointing rematch to Juan Manuel Marquez. Over his 10-year career, the Houston native provided many exciting fights with his attacking, high energy style, but in the end his lack of punching power and some natural wear and tear hurt him in some of his biggest fights. If he is indeed retired now, Diaz goes out having lost four of his last six, but all of those fights were against top contenders or legit champions.

No word on whether or not the scheduled show at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas will still move forward, but there would still be a fight between ancient Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KO) and Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KO). With a decent second fight, that's still not an awful FNF or anything.

This is no surprise, really. In interviews, Diaz wasn't sounding particularly sure of his decision to pick boxing over law school, so he's simply had second thoughts. Best of luck to him, and I mean this in a nice way: I hope we don't see him back in the ring when he's 31.

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