Ex-boxer Poli Díaz arrested in Las Palmas

Álvaro G. Colmenero

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The National Police have arrested the former boxer Poli Díaz in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for reasons that have not yet transpired. As ABC has learned, the eight-time European champion had several pending legal cases for which he has been arrested and made available to the judge.

Policarpo Díaz Arévalo, who was a social phenomenon in the 1980s and a boxing icon in the 1990s, had planned to return to the ring to face another legend whose name had not been made public in an exhibition match.

In a recent interview with ABC, the former champion was happy with his return to Madrid. It’s a good life, now I’m better. I have been rehabilitated for years », he pointed out. Asked why he had changed in the last two decades with respect to his way of being, he replied: «I have more head now, it is more settled. I know what I want a little more. It was time!”.

[Lea la reciente entrevista de ABC a Poli Díaz]

Poli Díaz was a seven-time national champion and went on to fight for the world title, losing to Pernell Whitaker. However, the turbulent path that he took caused that, after his retirement, he grabs the headlines for his unfortunate actions, as has happened again.

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