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Golden Boy prospect Cesar Diaz, 20, dies in accident

A promising life has been tragically cut short.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Golden Boy Promotions prospect Cesar Diaz, a 20-year-old bantamweight, was killed in a single car accident on Friday, losing control of his car and crashing into a tree.

Golden Boy Promotions released the following statement on Saturday:

Everyone at Golden Boy Promotions is heartbroken over the passing of Cesar Diaz over Thanksgiving weekend. As talented and aggressive as he was in the ring, anyone who met Cesar knew how kind and nice he was outside of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cesar's girlfriend who remains in critical condition and his entire family.

Born in Mexico before his family moved to Palmdale, California, Diaz took up boxing as a child and turned pro in 2016, defeating Isau Duenez by third round knockout in Indio, California.

He fought four times this year, most recently on November 2, when he stopped journeyman Pedro Melo in the fifth round.

For his professional career, he went 7-0 (6 KO). All of us at BLH send our best wishes to his family and loved ones.

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