Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 6/18/14
Brandon "Bam Bam" Riosof Oxnard, Calif. makes his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut when he takes on Diego "La Joya" Chaves of Buenos Aires, in a 10-round welterweight battle, Saturday, August 2, in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. The telecast will also include "The Pride of Las Vegas" Jessie Vargas against undefeated contender Anton "The Pick Hammer" Novikov, of Kopeysk, Russia. The HBO telecast, a split-site tripleheader, will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. These four warriors boast a combined record of 107-3-1 (60 KOs) -- a winning ratio of 96 percent with over half of those victories coming by way of knockout. "This is a do or die fight for me. I know this fight is very important for my career. I am training extremely hard," said Rios from his Oxnard-based training camp where he has been ensconced for the past six weeks. "I cannot wait to be in the ring and perform in front of my hometown crowd," said Vargas. "I am very
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