News February 2010

Katsidis vs Baby Bull rematch in pipeline


Australia's WBO interim lightweight boxing world champion Michael Katsidis has thrown out a challenge to one of his former conquerors Juan Diaz for a March 27 rematch.

Speaking from his training camp in Thailand, he has issued the following ststament:-

"I propose to come to Houston on March 27 and put everything I have gained on the line," Katsidis said in a press release.

"Juan, this is your opportunity and I ask for a public response within the next 24 hours to show your willingness to accept this challenge."

Katsidis lost a split decision to Diaz in the American's home city of Houston in a September 2008 fight for the vacant IBO lightweight world championship.

Since then, Diaz then lost to Juan Manuel Marquez by KO and won one, lost one against Paulie Malignaggi.

Katsidis recovered from his loss to Diaz by winning his next three fights and regaining the WBO interim lightweight world title.


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