Golden Boy Prospect Dies In Car Crash

Cesar Diaz Dies On The Scene Of Accident

 

 Golden Boy prospect undefeated super bantamweight Cesar Diaz (7-0, 6 KOs), 20 years old, was killed a single-car crash Friday night, November 24 in Palmdale, California, according to police reports.

 Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:17 p.m., said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

 Diaz turned pro in July 2016. He signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions in April of the same year. He was last seen in action back on November 2, after scoring a TKO win as part of the Golden Boy on ESPN televised card, which was headlined by Jesus Soto Karass vs. Juan Carlos Abreu.

 Diaz originally from Aguacalientes, Mexico most recently called Palmdale, Calif. home. He a decorated amateur with an overall record of 104-11. Winner of the 2012 Silver Gloves National Championship, the 2015 Adidas National PAL title, The Desert Showdown in 2009, 2013 and 2015, and several other tournaments, Diaz defeated some of the top prospects in his weight class including 2016 United States Olympians Shakur Stevenson and Carlos Balderas, as well as Danny Gonzalez. In 2013, Diaz went to the Junior Olympic regionals and was champion in his weight class, but due to his citizenship, he could not move on to the nationals.

 Another young fighter gone too soon. R.I.P. Mr. Diaz

By: Chris Henderson

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