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Diaz excited to fight Soto for WBC title

Updated: February 17, 2010, 2:44 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicagoan David Diaz will get a shot to regain the WBC lightweight title he lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2008.

Diaz (35-2-1, 17 knockouts) will face Humberto Soto (50-7-2 with 32 KOs) on the undercard of Pacquiao's bout against Joshua Clottey on March 13 at Cowboy Stadium. The WBC lightweight title was vacated when Edwin Valero moved up in weight.

"I'm very excited," Diaz said. "We knew this [shot at regaining the title] would come.

"Just sometimes in this game you have to have ...

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