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Diaz Steps Up to Face Lucero on Oct. 30 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY/NEW YORK (October 20, 2010)—On Saturday night October 30th one of the best Featherweight prospects in the world in Jorge Diaz will risk his undefeated record when he takes on former world title challenger Emanuel Lucero that will headline a huge night of boxing from Ballys Atlantic City and will be broadcasted LIVE all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv

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The card is presented by John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions.

Diaz of New Brunswick, New Jersey brings in a perfect mark of 14-0 with nine knockouts and has quickly become one of the most exciting prospects in the lower weight divisions.

Diaz has fought on some of the biggest shows on the east coast as he has appeared at either Boardwalk Hall or Madison Square Garden seven times and in his last bout, Diaz fought in famed Yankee Stadium as part of the Miguel Cotto – Yuri Foreman undercard when he stopped tough Korean Jae-Sung Lee in six rounds.

Diaz two signature wins have come in the last year as he blasted out former Olympic Gold Medal winner Yan Barthelemy in six rounds in Madison Square Garden.  Three fights later, Diaz scored an eight round unanimous decision over fellow undefeated Alejandro Lopez (16-0) in Key West, Florida.

Lucero of Scranton, PA via Mexico has a very respectable record of 24-5-1 with fourteen knockouts has fought the best in the world.

He went 21-0-1 in his first twenty-two bouts which includes wins over former world champion Juan Polo Perz and title challengers Rogers Mtagwa and John Lowey.

Lucero then challenged for the IBF Jr. Featherweight title but unfortunately he was up against a buzzsaw named Manny Pacquiao.  The current best fighter in the world stopped Lucero in three rounds.

Lucero has only lost to the top featherweights as his only other losses have come to former world champions Valdemir Pereira and Daniel Ponce De Leon and former world title challengers Rocky Juarez and Jason Litzau.

In his last bout, Lucero scored an eight round unanimous decision over Robert DaLuz.

In a rare battle of top prospects, Jeremy Bryan (14-1, 7 KO’s) of Paterson, NJ will take on undefeated Ronald Cruz (9-0, 6 KO’s) of Bethlehem, PA.

Bryan was a former national Golden Gloves champion has one controversial defeat on his ledger.  He will go up against Cruz who has scored some vicious knockouts and in his last few bouts has shown much improved boxing skills.

Glen Tapia (7-0, 5 KO’s) will see action in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Tapia has been named one of best young prospects on the east coast.  Tapia will be extremely prepared as he is in camp as one of the chief sparring partners for Pacquiao in the Philippines.

Amir Mansour is one of the most interesting heavyweight prospects around.

The Delaware native won nine straight bouts before spending eight plus years in prison.  On the day he was formally released, He scored a highlight film stoppage over Samuel Brown on August 27th.

Mansour will not be in with a pushover as he will be taking on Alex Mejias in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

Mejias has a record of 11-5 with five knockouts and has been in with quality opposition such as world ranked Derric Rossey (22-2); Tor Hamer (10-0) and Bowir Tupou (18-1).

In his last bout, Mejias scored a third round stoppage over undefeated Kimdo Bethal Boykin (4-0) on September 11th.

Also seeing action on the card will be popular Light Heavyweight Bobby Rooney (11-3-1, 6 KO’s) and a Light Heavyweight bout between undefeated Anthony Smith (6-0, 4 KO’s) and Donald Bernard (8-7-2, 4 KO’s)