Former world lightweight champion and one of the most spectacular fighters in the world, BRANDON “Bam Bam” Rios will debut in 2014 when he takes on Argentine DIEGO “La Joya” Chaves in a duel scheduled 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday August 2 at Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas located at 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark program liked ® and in Mexico is on Azteca 7, House of Boxing will also include the first title defense Pride Vegas JESSIE VARGAS who will present their world championship welterweight World Boxing Association (WBA) to undefeated ANTON “The Pick Hammer” NOVIKOV Russia.
These warriors have a combined record d e 107-3-1 with 60 KOs) and winning percentage of 96% and more than half of the wins have come by knockout.
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“This is a very important fight for my career and I know I have to win so I am working hard,” Rios, who is training in Oxnard, California for six weeks said.
“I have suffered two straight losses and I know I can not afford to suffer another defeat. Here there is no choice because I have to win at all costs, “said former world lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Jessie Vargas who will present his crown for the first time before the people are very happy and excited about this opportunity.
“This very excited to return to the ring and do it to my people. I am very glad that my first title defense will be at home to my family, friends and all my followers who will be present, “Vargas said.
“The boxing world has been awaited with much anticipation the return of Brandon Rios, who every time he steps into the ring and show emotions gives all the fans for his aggressive style of fighting. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be hosting a high-level boxing this August 2 and HBO will open its transmission with the local hero Jessie Vargas in his first title defense, “said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.
Rios (31-2-1, 22 KOs) of Oxnard, California was lightweight champion of the WBA. And now looking for a second world title at welterweight. 13 of his last 16 victories have been by knockout and is recognized for his bravery.
Rios who is trained by Robert Garcia, the coach of the year in 2013 has wins over Miguel Acosta, Anthony Peterson, Urbano Antillon, John Murray and Mike Alvarado. In its latest action on 24 November in Macau fall on points to Manny Pacquiao in a duel for the WBO welterweight title.
Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina is a strong puncher quein was welterweight WBA interim king. This will be only his second fight outside of his country. Their only loss came against Keith Thurman guerrida one one battle in July 2013. In its latest action on 15 February he knocked out Juan Godoy in the third assault in Argentina and the world’s third-ranked WBA.
Vargas (24-0, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada, will present the Superlight WBA championship first at home. On April 19 in Las Vegas, Vargas snatched the crown points Khabib Allakhverdiev then monarch.
Novikov (29-0, 10 KOs) of Kopeysk, Russia, is a southpaw fighter of great skill who had a great amateur career. Is the current WBC Silver champion and in his most recent performance last May 17 in Fresno, California was defeated by Mexican Javier Castro points.
Also in action will be former U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California, one of the top prospects in world boxing.
“I am aware that I have many things still have to improve and I’m working hard because I want to give a great fight this August 2 in Las Vegas in a major billboard,” Ramirez said.
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