Hardened Argentinian Diego Chaves aims to clean up his reputation on Saturday night following the recent brawl with Brandon Rios that ended with his disqualification in the ninth round.
The 28 year-old faces Timothy Bradley in the save venue at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this weekend and knows he has to prove he can box as well as relying on his roughhouse tactics against the seasoned former world champion.
“Bradley is one of the three best fighters in the world – Pacquiao, Mayweather and Bradley,” said Chaves. “To beat Bradley it will take intelligence, movement and hard punches to the body which really bothers him.
“This fight will be a boxing match and not so rough as the one with Rios who is very dirty. I was surprised and hurt when my fight with Rios was stopped. I really thought Rios was disappointed in the way he fought that night and that really caused all of that commotion.
“What happened to me that night was very unfair,” he added.
Chaves has lost on both occasions he has stepped up to world class in the past eighteen months and needs an impressive performance against Bradley if ‘La Joya’ is to cling on to any hopes of a world title shot in the near future.