Julio Diaz says he's likely retired after loss to Keith Thurman

Marcos Villegas caught up with Julio Diaz last night after his loss to Keith Thurman, and the 34-year-old fighter says he's most likely going to retire.

"Keith is a very dangerous, unpredictable opponent. He has power with both hands. This guy's the real deal. He's dangerous."

"I expected the power, and I felt, OK, he has power, but with my experience, I know how to roll with the punches, minimize the impact and so forth, and rough him up a little. But he's so awkward, so unpredictable, you can't read him. He comes from every angle with bombs. Every shot is a bomb. And every time he caught you -- I wasn't able to regroup. I started feeling better, and then that rib shot, that just really killed me there."

"I'm gonna go get checked. I threw, I think, a left hook, and as I missed, he caught me. I felt, like, I kind of blacked out, and as I went to the corner, my brother just kind of pulled me, I was leaning to the side, I guess. I don't even remember if he asked me anything, but I guess he stopped it. I came to fight. You know I always put up a fight. I give credit where credit is due."

"No, my knee's fine. Everything is fine now. He just caught me with his looping right hands. He throws them so wild that even though I tried to dodge them, they'd wind up catching me toward the back of the head. He always had me dazed. I was stumbling, I wasn't able to recoup."

"Most likely, I'm going to move on. I think this is my last rodeo. I've given it a shot many times already, and I haven't ran with luck. The ones I did put in the work, they didn't give them to me. I don't want to give you guys these kind of performances. That's not just me."

"I just have common sense. You've got to give space to the new talent. I'm not gonna be here saying I still have another fight, I have another fight. I still have one fight in me, I could perform. But what opportunity is going to be out there for me? I'm going to go back to a ballroom and be somebody's stepping stone? I've had a great career. I don't want to do that."

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