Julio the Kidd Diaz was born in Coachella, California, presumably during the third encore of a Wilco concert. Inside that seasonal cloud of dehydrated hipsters, Diaz grew up to be one of the baddest lightweights in the history of boxing. And this Friday, he takes his 36-5 record (26 KOs) and his rep as a two-time former world titleholder up against young gun Victor Manuel Cayo (22-0, 15 KOs). On the sidelines will be everybodys favorite analyst, Teddy Atlas, because this isnt just any Friday-night fight this is ESPN2s Friday Night Fights, happening live for you at the Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tickets cost $25 to $150, which also gets you the heavyweight undercard of Costa Rican Carl Davis Drummond (26-1, 20 KOs) squaring off against 2004 National Golden Gloves Champion Gentleman Chazz Witherspoon (25-1, 17 KOs). The evening begins at 7.
Fri., July 31, 7 p.m., 2009