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Fight was to be part of ESPN pay-per-view

Updated: April 16, 2005, 6:41 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Lightweight title holder Juan Diaz suffered a cut over his left eye while training in Houston on Saturday, forcing cancellation of his title defense against Ebo Elder next Saturday.

Diaz (27-0, 13 KOs) needed stitches to close the wound and can't have any contact for at least three weeks, according to Main Events vice president Carl Moretti.

"He's got a laceration in the worst place to have a cut, right on the eyelid. And it happened on the last day of sparring. Unreal," Moretti said. "Diaz ...

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