Former two time IBF Lightweight Champion Julio Diaz kept on track for a return title bout by outpointing Texas veteran Fernando Trejo over ten rounds last night at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Diaz avoided getting into the trenches with his seasoned opponent and largely kept on the outside, working off the jab and punishing the steel-chinned Trejo with counters whenever "El Pillo" tried to open up his offense.
The 28 year old Diaz, from the desert town of Coachella, California, kept the bout under control through the tenth and final round, taking the cards 100-90 and 99-91 twice.
Diaz wins his second bout since being stopped by Juan Diaz in a lightweight title unification bout a year ago and improves to 36-4 (26) while 34 year old Trejo drops his third in a row to fall to 30-15-4 (18).
On the undercard, Migel Angel Garcia, 14-0 (11), younger brother of former IBF Super Featherweight Champion Roberto Garcia, got up off the floor to win a firefight with Colombian southpaw Walter Estrada, 34-7 (23), after eight rounds 77-74 and 76-75 twice.