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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Promising Prospects Diaz & Livingston In Action Tonight

By: Bob Trieger, Full Court Press

NEW YORK (November 5, 2011) - A significant part of the future for promotional company Boxing 360, undefeated prospects Joel Diaz and DonYil Livingston, will be back in action again tonight (Sat., Nov. 5) at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California.

Diaz (5-0, 4 KOs), a super featherweight, takes on cagey Mexican veteran Manuel "Diablito" Sarabia, while Livingston (6-0-1, 3 KOs) faces Thomas Haines (5-9, 3 KOs), in a pair of six-round bouts. Diaz and Livingston both live and fight out of Palmdale, California.

"Julio and DonYil are closing out strong years," Boxing 360 CEO/founder Mario Yagobi said. "We're very high on both of these prospects and expect them to make a lot of noise in 2012. We're grateful to promoter Nasser Niavaroni for putting them on his Uppercut Boxing Promotions card."

Diaz has registered first-round knockouts in each of his last three fights, his last against Esteban Nichol in Las Vegas this past July. Joel had an 84-10 amateur record and won seven California titles.

The 27-year-old Livingston (6-0-1, 3 KOs), fighting out of Palmdale, California, was a highly decorated US amateur boxer who had a 178-23 (89 KOs) amateur record, including gold medal performances in the National Silver Gloves (1996, 1998 and 2000), National Junior Golden Gloves (1995-2000), 2000 National & International Junior Olympic s, 2001 National Under-19 Tournament, and 2004 Ringside World Championships.

Livingston, whose cousin is world champion Andre Ward, is coming off of his most notable victory as a pro on October 15 versus previously undefeated Kurtiss Colvin (6-0) on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson undercard at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Livingston made a strong statement, defeating Colvin by way of a six-round decision (59-55, 58-56, 58-56).

Other members of Boxing 360's stable include IBF World Light Junior Lightweight Champion Amanda "The Real Deal" Serrano, IBF #6 heavyweight Maurice Sugar Moe" Harris, WBC #4 super bantamweight Leon "Hurry Up" Moore, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro "Naco" Berrio, unbeaten welterweight prospect Vitaliy "Demyan" Demyanenko, WBC Caribbean & NY State super middleweight champion Lennox "2 Sharpe" Allen, Dominican lightweight champion Eudy "AK47" Bernardo, KO king Tyrone Brunson, Nick Casal, Mike Mollo, and "King" David Estrada.

Go to for more information about Diaz, Livingston, Boxing 360 or any of its other fighters as well as scheduled events.

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