Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz will be back in the ring on August 3, headlining another Solo Boxeo Tecate card on UniMás, facing Cesar Vazquez at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
Diaz (41-4, 20 KO) last fought on March 19, stopping veteran Fernando Garcia in the ninth round in Houston, Diaz's hometown. He's currently making a comeback within his comeback, after missing all of 2015 due to rotator cuff surgery. He first retired after a 2010 loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in a rematch of their 2009 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year winner, then came back in 2013, fighting five times between April 2013 and September 2014, all against mediocre opposition.
His 2016 return has been more of the same, as he carefully plots his course to another title fight at lightweight, where he is a former WBA, WBO, and IBF titleholder. Diaz, now 32, has not held a recognized world title since losing all three belts to Nate Campbell in 2008.
Top Rank's Carl Moretti says that with a win over Mexico's Vazquez (27-3, 16 KO), Diaz could find himself in line for a title fight at 135 pounds. Diaz was nearing a title fight before the shoulder injury that put him on the shelf.