By Jim Jenkins, courtesy Sacramento Bee
Highlighting a boxing card mixed with rapid action and a salute to recently-deceased promoter Don Chargin, lightweight Joel Diaz Jr. (24-1) of Glendale stopped Miguel Huerta (28-16-1)) of Mexico City in their main event Saturday night at Cache Creek Casino and Resort in Brooks, Calif. Diaz notched his 20th KO by putting his overwhelmed foe on the deck with a series of left hooks, forcing a stoppage at 2:46.
Chargin, 90, died Sept. 28 after a Hall-of-Fame career of matchmaking and promoting, which included this card. Co-promoter Paco Damian ordered up a tribute in the ring, complete with emotionally-choked praise and a video of Chargin, narrated by close friend and ring announcer Bill Caplan. Continue reading “Diaz Breezes, Chargin Lauded”