Outside the Ring
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Outside the Ring is a show that focuses on boxing. We’ll be discussing past fights, upcoming fights and fights you’d like to see happen! Coming from a strong amateur background, we’ll also talk about amateur fighters and what’s happening in your area. We’ll give you inside depth of the lifestyle of a fighter, during training and what they’re doing outside of the ring. Tune in for different guests! You can also hear my opinion as a fan of my hometown sports teams regarding their victories and their losses. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many interesting people during my career. Throughout the shows, we’ll introduce you to someone you should know in your community, and will learn what this person is doing to make a difference. Boxing doesn’t get the same media coverage as do the other sports, so being a fighter, I’m here to keep you informed on not only what’s happening in the ring, but also, “Outside the Ring.”
David Diaz is a Chicago native and a full time fighter with a strong amateur background. David is a 1996 U.S. Olympian and former World Lightweight Champion. He made his professional debut immediately after the Olympics, signing a promotional deal with one of the biggest boxing promoters – Top Rank, Inc.
David is the youngest of nine children. He gained an interest in boxing at the age of eight years old when his father took him to the gym to spar. He fell in love with it the first day & has been fighting ever since. He had a total of 175 amateur fights and is a four time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion and a three time National Golden Gloves Champion.
After a two year hiatus, due to an injury and family issues, David made a strong comeback with his boxing career. David married his wife, Tanya, in 2003 and they have 3 young sons. They currently reside in the Chicagoland area.