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Juan Diaz signs deal with Top Rank

Updated: October 9, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former unified lightweight titleholder Juan Diaz, who is 2-0 after ending a 2½-year retirement in April, will return Oct. 19, his first bout under a new promotional deal he signed this week with Top Rank.

Diaz (37-4, 19 KOs) -- known as "The Baby Bull" -- will face Denver's Juan Santiago (14-10-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round lightweight bout in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colo., on the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov junior welterweight title fight undercard.

Diaz told ...

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