Former unified WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO Lightweight World Champion, Juan
Diaz, began boxing at the age of 8. After a prolific amateur career
where he earned 13 National Gold Medals, 2 National Silver Gloves
Championships, and amassed a record of 105 wins with only 5 losses, Juan
turned pro at age 16. In four short years, he became one of the youngest
title holders in boxing history, earning his first world championship at
the age of 20. Along the way, he fought the best in his division en
route to six successful title defenses. By the age of 24, Juan had
become the unified champion of the lightweight division.
In 2009, Juan’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez was voted “Fight of the Year” by ESPN.com, Ring Magazine, and the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Juan graduated from high school with honors and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston-Downtown.
With over 20 years of experience, Brian Caldwell is an industry leader
in the field of professional athletic training. Regarded as one of the
top strength and conditioning coaches in the sport of boxing, Brian has
been in the corner for more than 25 world championship fights.
Brian earned his B.S. and M.S in Physiology from Northwest Missouri State and Oklahoma State University.
Brian is a two-time Houston Golden Glove Champion.
Alex Parra has been involved in the production and presentation of
professional sporting events for over 17 years. He has been part of the
official Spanish language radio and TV broadcasts for the Houston
Astros, Houston Rockets, and the Houston Dynamo. He also has covered
Super Bowl XXXI, the NCAA Final Four, US Open Tennis, Wimbledon, the
Australian Open, Bundesliga Football, PGA Golf, and NCAA Basketball.
Alex has been involved in the sport of soccer for over 25 years, as a player, trainer and administrator.
Alex received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Houston.
Jose Diaz is a former professional boxer who has been involved with the
sport his entire life. After retiring with a professional record of
15-1, Jose has continued to provide coaching and corner support to
boxers of all levels.
A true fight fan, Jose offers boxing commentary and analysis on a variety of radio talk shows including ESPN Deportés and Univision Radio. He earned his B.A. in Communications from the University of Houston.
B. Cory Hawryluk is an accomplished sports law attorney with over 20
years of contract negotiation experience. An expert in boxing law, Cory
has a comprehensive understanding of the rules and regulations of the
sport, and an insider’s knowledge of the business.
After graduating from law school, Cory completed two federal judicial clerkships and practiced at an international law firm.