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TQBR Radio 8/5: Brandon Rios Vs. Diego Chaves Recap With Corey Erdman

The location pictured is potentially where boxing officials obtain their licenses, attend upper level certification meetings, shower, shave, and gather to plot the eventual demise of the sport (via). Coincidentally, that “Shady Characters” picture just barely beat out a photo of referee Vic Drakulich being creepy as the featured image for this article. Who would’ve thought...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO Boxing aftermath: Photos, videos & more on Rios’ controversial TKO win and Kovalev’s latest Krushing performance

This weekend on HBO, a two-city, three-fight card was aired on the network, headlined by Brandon Rios taking on Diego Chaves and Sergey Kovalev facing Blake Caparello. Rios earned a controversial DQ victory in an ugly, foul-filled affair, and Kovalev kept his Krushing streak alive, and is now ready to move onto bigger and better things. Here, we have much more for you all of the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Paid $925K For Fight, Diego Chaves Only Gets $25K

To add insult to last night’s embarrassing DQ loss the purse numbers for last night’s HBO fight were released and Diego Chaves definitely got the short end of the stick. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael here are the purses for last night’s HBO card:  Rios $925k, Chaves $25k (but more via Argentina TV), Vargas $120k, Novikov $105k. Chaves was ahead on 2 of the 3 judge’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios awarded victory after Chaves DQ’d in Round 9

Photo: Mick Akers, Fight Hub TV In a bout that was looked forward to for its potential for high action, the referee spoiled the bout overall, ending what was a close fight, one round shy of its finale. Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves were in the midst of a rough and physical bout with just one round left in the scheduled 10-round affair, when referee Vic Drakulich put a halt to the...
Via Fight Hub TV
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves final press conference video

This whole week we weren’t sure if Diego Chaves would make it to his Aug 2nd fight with Brandon Rios. But mid Wednesday, Hankering Harry Reid flexed his GOP guns and boom! Chaves was granted a visa and we have a fight! Even with a newly granted work visa, Chaves was too tired to show up to the final press conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. His camp representatives informed everyone...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rios vs. Chaves- Brandon Rios, Jessie Vargas & Jose Ramirez media workout videos

On Aug 2nd we will see a fight that has gone under the radar but has the potential to turn into something really memorable as Diego Chaves takes on Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan on HBO. Earlier in the week, the bout was on shakey ground as it was uncertain if Chaves could get a visa in time to fight. It seems Bob Arum called in a few favors from U.S. Senator Harry Reid as he was...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Diego Chaves’ visa approved, fight with Brandon Rios is a go

After a few days of uncertainty and reports stating the bout was off earlier today, Diego Chaves ended up getting his visa cleared at the last minute; allowing for his bout with Brandon Rios to be officially on Saturday Aug.2, at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Boxing Scene even released an interview with Chaves, who said he wasn’t going to make it to the United States for...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Will Fight Jose Zepeda If Diego Chaves Can’t Get Visa

Brandon Rios is looking to bounce back from losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao. He’s scheduled to fight Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday but a problem with Chaves’ Visa may cause Rios to find a new challenger. “The issue is not with Chaves but it’s with a worldwide f-up with the state department with their computer going down. There’s backlog now of three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos: HBO’s Harold Lederman previews weekend fights for Kovalev & Rios

HBO Boxing's Hey Harold series is back, which means so is Harold Lederman. Here, he previews the two headline fights from this weekend's HBO Boxing two-site card. First, he takes a look at Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, and he also examines Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. With the Rios vs. Chaves fight, Bam Bam is looking to establish himself as a legitimate contender...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via Bloguin Best
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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