No surrender

Diaz, Chavez hoping Saturday's winner gets one more title shot

Originally Published: September 23, 2009
By Roman Modrowski | ESPNChicago.com

To many of his fans, David Diaz's loss to Manny Pacquiao was the perfect final act of a wonderful career for the former Olympian and world champion.

It was quintessential Diaz, leaving his blood and sweat in the Las Vegas ring after giving it everything he had against a superior foe. Unlike Pacquiao's subsequent two opponents, Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton, Diaz lasted nine rounds with the fighter many view as the best in the world.

Diaz paid an awful price in relinquishing ...

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