Rios and Vargas media workout for upcoming clashes (photos)

Phil Jay 31/07/2014

Former and current world champions Brandon Rios and Jessie Vargas went through their final preparations in front of the media this week ahead of their Las Vegas bouts on Saturday night.

Rios, 28, is pushing to get back in the win column following defeats to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao and goes up against tough Argentinian Diego Chaves at the weekend. 

‘Bam Bam’ needs an impressive showing to put himself in with a chance of facing one of the world’s elite in 2015, whilst Chaves hopes to erase the memory of his recent loss to Keith Thurman.

In the co-feature, 25 year-old Vargas puts his WBA light-welterweight title on the line against dangerous and undefeated Russian Antonin Novikov in what will be the American’s maiden defense.

Also on the bill at the Cosmopolitan, Jessie Magdaleno, Jose Carlos Ramirez, Jose Zepeda, Erick De Leon and Shane Mosley Jr will make appearances.

This card is promoted by Top Rank in association with Tecate, tickets for this feature is priced at $ 200, $ 150, $ 100, $ 75 and $ 50 are on sale now and can be can purchased online page www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or by Ticketmaster by phone at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com . Rios v Chaves is also live on BoxNation in the UK.

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