According to Dan Rafael, longtime Golden Boy matchmaker Robert Diaz, one of the best in business, parted ways with the company on Tuesday after Oscar De La Hoya did not renew his contract.
Diaz, who has been with Golden Boy since its inception in 2002, has been instrumental in the success of the company, helping to build the careers of some of the biggest names in boxing, including Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, and Bernard Hopkins. “
Diaz has been a matchmaker for over 20 years, and is credited with helping to create some of the biggest fights in boxing history, including the highly anticipated Alvarez-Golovkin rematch in 2018.
More recently, he paired JoJo Diaz versus Devin Haney, and many other nearly 50/50 fights between top contenders and former champions.
Interestingly, Roberto Diaz was a probation officer for many years prior to becoming part of Marco Antonio Barrera matchmaking team.
Following the unexpected hospitalization of Vergil Ortiz Jr., a new headline event is set for this Saturday, March 19, 2022 to replace his bout with undefeated UK welterweight Michael McKinson. The co-main event is now the headliner: Blair Cobbs vs Alexis Rocha is set to be a fan-friendly replacement.
Alexis ‘Lex’ Rocha, a promising welterweight contender, from Santa Ana, California, is a technically sound southpaw who has sparred with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Josh Taylor. Over the past few fights, one can tell that the intricacies of sparring with greats has developed Rocha as a fighter. This leads most fans to favor Rocha against Cobbs’ wild, but dangerous, style, as a poll from Boxing enthusiast @SpicyMami_ shows:
Blair Cobbs is no slouch. Cobbs is trained by the great Freddy Roach and has serious knockout power. However, Cobbs and Rocha share opponents with both receiving victories over them. Cobbs – to his credit – was able to knockout a difficult Brad Solomon whose styling gave Rocha’s more aggressive counter-punching style problems.
Still, given Rocha’s constant activity, we do feel that at some level the momentum is on the side of the comparatively younger fighter. He’s a tough contender that may be underestimated. Rumors abound that this fight has been brewing since November. Rocha alleged that the fight was rejected by the Blair Cobbs camp.
Rocha is a rising prospect whose sole defeat is to a fleet footed boxer stylist in a competitive fight. Since his loss to Rasheed ‘Speedy’ Ellis, Rocha has pushed forward and grabbed some intense knockouts against other top level contenders. A rematch with Ellis should Rocha get past Cobbs is also an interesting fight.
Cobbs throws wild shots at times. He has been dropped in the past. His power is obvious. Cobbs is also quite the talker as can be seen on the video interview from Golden Boy’s promotional materials.
For his part, Rocha is regarded as technically sound. The high-guard defense means that he will not be caught by basic combinations. His only weakness is with boxers that have a lot of lateral movement. Cobbs presents none of this boxing styling. Perhaps, he could get caught with something wild, but then his conditioning is second to none.
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Boxing fans will receive a treat this Saturday, May 1st 2021, during the PBC event and broadcast of the Ruiz vs Arreola fight. Fox’s PBC will have world reknowned boxer, Mikey Garcia (40-1), and Robert Garcia, world boxing champion and among the best boxing trainers in the world, as broadcasters for the event. Kate Abdo, Shawn “Showtime” Porter (33-3-1) will also be present during the broadcast.
Robert Garcia will handle the Spanish broadcast while Mikey Garcia will handle the English one alongside Abdo and Porter. No matter the outcome, most will appreciate the presence of these two exemplary boxers, who also happen to be Chicanos from Southern California.
A Pac-Man Fight?
On Instagram, Manny Pacquiao’s lawyer recently teased a possible showdown between welterweights Mikey Garcia and Manny Pacquiao (62–7–2), but there have been multiple fight announcements surrounding “Pac-Man”. Ryan Garcia, Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. have all at one been rumored as possible opponents for the Filipino legend. None of these rumors have come to fruition, even getting dismissed openly by both promotors and the fighters themselves.
Oscar Valdez, el chicano/mexicano con presencia en Arizona y Nogales, Sonora, derroto de manera contundente al monarca previo, Miguel ‘Alacrán’ Berchelt de Merida, Quintana Roo este sabado, 20 de febrero.
Berchelt contra Valdez fue prevista como una pelea mucho mas competitiva. El retador en este enfrentamiento fue Oscar Valdez que subía de categoría de Pluma a Superpluma. Valdez solo tenia otra experiencia previa en la categoría Superpluma.
Algo que se noto fue la diferencia entre Valdez y Berchelt en términos de velocidad. Berchelt fue muy letárgico por la repentina subida de peso al deshidratar para marcar el peso.
Aunque previo al combate la pelea se esperaba ser mucho mas competitiva, resulto ser bastante disparejo. Con ‘timing’, inteligencia defensiva y disciplina en su contra golpeo, Oscar Valdez pudo dominar a Berchelt desde el inicio asalto. Un jab constante junto con pasos laterales y un gancho con la mano izquierda fue lo que definió la pelea y también el knockout.
Antes de derrumbar por completo a Berchelt, Valdez mando a la lona a Berchelt dos veces. Desde mi perspectiva, Berchelt solo gano dos asaltos durante la pelea.