Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves, Jessie Vargas-Anton Novikov scores

04
Aug

Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves, Jessie Vargas-Anton Novikov scores

Observers were split by their opinions of who was winning Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves at the time of the DQ, but all agreed that the Las Vegas judges’ scores for Jessie Vargas-Anton Novikov didn’t reflect reality.

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03
Aug

The Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves debacle: Weekend Review

Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves was a foul-fest, to be sure, but the timing for points deducted and the ambiguous reasons for doing so indicate a referee who had lost his grip on the fight.

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02
Aug

Photo gallery: Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves

Ringside shots from Top Rank photographer Chris Farina of Brandon Rios’ win over Diego Chaves, who was disqualified by referee Vic Drakulich in the ninth round.

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02
Aug

Brandon Rios scores unsatisfying DQ victory over Diego Chaves

There were some flashes of Brandon Rios’ old form against Diego Chavez, but it was difficult to see how much he’s come back from his recent losses. Instead, much of the attention was on referee Vic Drakulich, who disqualified Chaves.

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02
Aug

Brandon Rios beats Diego Chaves via ninth-round disqualification

Brandon Rios rebounded from back-to-back losses with a victory over Diego Chaves on Saturday in but it wasn’t a satisfying victory for him or fans who watched the bout on HBO. Chaves was disqualified by referee Vic Drakulich in Round 9 for repeated fouls.

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02
Aug

Jessie Vargas beats game Anton Novikov via unanimous decision

Junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas remained unbeaten with a wide unanimous decision over previously undefeated Russian Anton Novikov in the co-featured bout of the Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves card on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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01
Aug

Chaves on Rios: ‘This will be a war in the center of the ring’

Diego Chaves did not arrive to Las Vegas, Nev., where he will fight Brandon Rios on Saturday, from his native Argentina until Wednesday of this week due to visa issues, but the formidable welterweight says he’s rested and ready to wage war with the rugged American.

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01
Aug

Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves weigh-in report

Brandon Rios weighed in at 147 pounds for his scheduled 10-round bout against Diego Chaves, who stepped on the scale at 148 pounds on Friday at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, site of their HBO-televised fight on Saturday.

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01
Aug

Photo gallery: Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves weigh-in

Brandon Rios weighed in at 147 pounds opposite a 148-pound Diego Chaves, who finally made it out of Argentina for Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

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31
Jul

Brandon Rios looks to regain confidence against Diego Chaves

Brandon Rios seeks to regain the confidence he had prior to suffering back-to-back losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao last year when he faces Diego Chaves on Saturday on HBO. Rios is recharged and ready but Chaves, as hardcore fans know, is no joke.

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