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Reflections on an ill-fated night in the ring

Joe Tessitore reflects on Oscar Diaz's ill-fated bout with Delvin Rodriguez on July 17.

Originally Published: July 24, 2008
By Joe Tessitore | ESPN.com

For the past week, I have often been asked about Oscar Diaz. The welterweight contender has been fighting for his life after being TKO'd by Delvin Rodriguez on last week's "Wednesday Night Fights."

Friends, family and fans have asked me what happened, what I noticed during the fight, how bad his situation was and what led to Diaz's collapse.

As much as it pains me to discuss it, I have tried to answer these questions. It's not an easy subject matter or envision to relive. The tragic ...

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