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Diaz back after 15 months with win

Updated: September 27, 2009, 3:06 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Former lightweight champion David Diaz returned from a 15-month absence to earn a majority decision victory over Jesus Chavez on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old Diaz seemed to take control during the ninth and 10th rounds, likely sealing the victory. Judge Mike Fitzgerald scored the fight 95-95, but Mauro DiFiore and Scott Dexter gave Diaz the decision by scores of 97-93 and 96-94, respectively.

"I was telegraphing my punches," Diaz said about the first few rounds. "We were ...

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