Date: 3rd February 2007
Venue: Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Title: IBF World Lightweight Title
Promoted by: Don King Productions, Gary Shaw Productions
( 42 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 134 3/4 lbs
( 33 - 3 - 0 )
Weight: 135 lbs
Jesus Chavez entered the ring at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida after a ring absence of 17 months. In his previous fight, Chavez had won the IBF world super-featherweight title from Leavander Johnson. Johnson collapsed after the fight and tragically died five days later.
Due to an injury, Chavez had not been able to make his mandatory defence against Puerto Rican Ricky Quiles, so, Quiles met Julio Diaz for the Interim crown with Californian Diaz coming away with the title. Now Chavez and Diaz meet to decide who is IBF champion.
Diaz shocked Chavez with a 3rd round knockout, referee Frank Santore Jr counting out Chavez at 0:22 of the round.