Date of Birth: 25/3/86
Record: 7-0 (5 KOs)
BRAZILIAN born Diego Costa is no stranger to tournament boxing have won the inaugural Phil Martin trophy last December. He will feel the momentum is with him when he takes part in the four-man Ultimate Boxxer 7 competition taking place on November 10 where his rivals are Zak Chelli, Ben Ridings and VIP stablemate Charlie Schofield.
‘Dynamite’ Diego won the £10,000 Phil Martin prize having beaten Darryl Sharp in last September’s semi-final and then stopping Scottish banger Boris Crighton in the final three months later. Costa showed breathtaking resilience against Crighton taking his rival’s sledgehammer blows before winning by stoppage in round four sparking emotional scenes when he dedicated his triumph to former trainer, the late Oliver Harrison.
He turned pro in May 2017 and even on his debut scored a huge upset stopping Craig Bunn inside a round. There are far better boxers and Costa is raw, but every fight delivers excitement that will make fans want to see more of him whatever the outcome.