In the third, Cuevas began to taunt Diaz at times when he was tagged by one of Juan’s left hooks. Diaz was not famous for his knockout power, yet at this point of the fight he was clearly in control. Round four was much of the same. Pipino was backpedalling and unable to throw much from his back foot. He definitely got Diaz’s attention with a blatant yet light low blow towards the end of the period. Juan finished with a flurry. He pushed to move the fight towards his preferred phone booth style of fighting. In the fifth, Cuevas appeared just a swivel and a few chains short of being a substitute heavy bag for Diaz to consistently target.
The halfway point of the contest had passed and "Baby Bull" Diaz continued the onslaught. Cuevas, Jr. was simply fighting back. He wasn’t fighting. After the continuous lefts and rights, referee Mark Coloy decided that he had seen enough and stepped between the fighters at the fifty five second point of round six. To the protest of Cuevas, Jr. and his corner, Juan Diaz made a successful return to the ring with a sixth round TKO win and his first knockout win since 2007.
Justin DeLoach UD4 Martin Gonzalez
Jerry Belmontes MD8 Daniel Diaz - Junior Lightweights
Jose Rodriguez KO3 Greg Gutierrez - Junior Welterweights
Cesar Vila KO1 Roniel Thomas - Junior Middleweights
Ernest Reyna KO1 Tony Wilcox – Heavyweights
Kendall Castaneda UD4 Olvin Mejia – Lightweights
April 13, 2013