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Diaz emerges from coma, now breathing on his own

Updated: September 18, 2008, 2:01 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Two months after slipping into a coma following a brain injury sustained during a televised fight, San Antonio welterweight Oscar Diaz is awake and breathing on his own.

Diaz has been upgraded from critical to stable condition, San Antonio University Hospital spokesperson Julie Wiley said Thursday morning.

"He's opening his eyes and showing improvement. He is off the ventilator and breathing on his own," Wiley said.

Diaz's family and neurosurgeon Dr. David ...

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