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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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