Joel Diaz Jr.’s 2013 debut will be a delayed a few more months, as a wrist injury has forced a pull out of tomorrow’s Friday Night Fights co-feature against Tyler Asselstyne.
Diaz suffered the injury in training and while not going into detail, says he attempted to work through the injury to prevent adding his fight to a succession of fight pullouts that have plagued the first two months of the year.
It just happened, I couldn’t prevent it and it was just one of those things. I can tell you that if this injury wasn’t so severe I would’ve tried to work through it, but after speaking with my team I’ve realized that it is always best to play it safe when it comes to things like this. I’ll be back, this is a minor setback in the major push I’m looking to make in 2013.
Diaz sports an undefeated record of 11-0 with 10 KOs. His last bout was a second round TKO of Guillermo Sanchez in August.
The card, which will take place from the Bell Centre in Montreal, will move forward with its scheduled welterweight main event of Kevin Bizier versus Nate Campbell.