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Did referee Vic Drakulich screw up the Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves fight?

Examining the Controversial Refereeing & Stoppage of Rios vs. Chaves: In boxing, there are almost no absolutes. In the eyes of many, referee Vic Drakulich spoiled the welterweight showdown between Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves by overly injecting himself into the action. Let’s take a look at the facts and explore some different ideas, as we try to make sense of what took place...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 8/5: Brandon Rios Vs. Diego Chaves Recap With Corey Erdman

The location pictured is potentially where boxing officials obtain their licenses, attend upper level certification meetings, shower, shave, and gather to plot the eventual demise of the sport (via). Coincidentally, that “Shady Characters” picture just barely beat out a photo of referee Vic Drakulich being creepy as the featured image for this article. Who would’ve thought...
Via The Queensbury Rules
16 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 8/5: Brandon Rios Vs. Diego Chaves Recap With Corey Erdman

The location pictured is potentially where boxing officials obtain their licenses, attend upper level certification meetings, shower, shave, and gather to plot the eventual demise of the sport (via). Coincidentally, that “Shady Characters” picture just barely beat out a photo of referee Vic Drakulich being creepy as the featured image for this article. Who would’ve thought...
Via Bloguin Best
16 days ago  |  Discuss

HBO Boxing aftermath: Photos, videos & more on Rios’ controversial TKO win and Kovalev’s latest Krushing performance

This weekend on HBO, a two-city, three-fight card was aired on the network, headlined by Brandon Rios taking on Diego Chaves and Sergey Kovalev facing Blake Caparello. Rios earned a controversial DQ victory in an ugly, foul-filled affair, and Kovalev kept his Krushing streak alive, and is now ready to move onto bigger and better things. Here, we have much more for you all of the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Paid $925K For Fight, Diego Chaves Only Gets $25K

To add insult to last night’s embarrassing DQ loss the purse numbers for last night’s HBO fight were released and Diego Chaves definitely got the short end of the stick. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael here are the purses for last night’s HBO card:  Rios $925k, Chaves $25k (but more via Argentina TV), Vargas $120k, Novikov $105k. Chaves was ahead on 2 of the 3 judge’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios awarded victory after Chaves DQ’d in Round 9

Photo: Mick Akers, Fight Hub TV In a bout that was looked forward to for its potential for high action, the referee spoiled the bout overall, ending what was a close fight, one round shy of its finale. Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves were in the midst of a rough and physical bout with just one round left in the scheduled 10-round affair, when referee Vic Drakulich put a halt to the...
Via Fight Hub TV
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios Vs. Chaves Results: Brandon Rios Wins By Controversial Disqualification

Referee Vic Drakulich got all up in the business of Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves Saturday night on HBO, deducting points from both men, then ultimately disqualifying Chaves in a bunk call. It was, to be fair, a fight with plenty of fouls. Chaves held a lot. Rios head butted a lot. There was some punching on the break, some rabbit punching, there was a rake of the forearm across...
Via The Queensbury Rules
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios Vs. Chaves Results: Brandon Rios Wins By Controversial Disqualification

Referee Vic Drakulich got all up in the business of Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves Saturday night on HBO, deducting points from both men, then ultimately disqualifying Chaves in a bunk call. It was, to be fair, a fight with plenty of fouls. Chaves held a lot. Rios head butted a lot. There was some punching on the break, some rabbit punching, there was a rake of the forearm across...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Wins By DQ & Shane Mosley Jr. Lives Up To Hype

Brandon Rios vs Diego Chaves was an all out slugfest, but honestly would you expect anything else from a ‘Bam Bam’ Rios fight? For 8 rounds Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves stood toe-to-toe and exchanged punches. Most of Rios were aimed to the body of Chaves while Chaves was trying hard to work the jab. Despite the constant action the fight would have to be described as sloppy....
Via BlackSportsOnline
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Live HBO Boxing results: Kovalev vs. Campillo, Rios vs. Chaves

HBO Boxing presented a dual-site, tripleheader on Saturday night, with Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, Jessie Vargas vs. Anton Novikov, and then across the continent, Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Right here, you'll find live HBO Boxing results for all three fights. Take a look. Rios vs. Chaves Results - Kovalev vs. Caparello Results - Vargas vs. Novikov Results In a battle...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Viewing Picks for August 2, 2014

All Times Eastern Arena Football Philadelphia Soul at Cleveland Gladiators — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. Australian Rules Football North Melbourne Kangaroos vs. Geelong Cats — Fox Soccer Plus, 5:30 a.m. Baseball National Youth Championships, Baseball Heaven, Yaphank, NY 1st Round CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m. CBS Sports Network, 2 p.m. Boxing Boxing After Dark, Las Vegas, NV &...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves- Full weigh in & face off video

Both Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves stepped foot onto the scales today in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. Rios weighed in at 147lbs while his opponent weigh in a 148 lbs. The two fight tomorrow night on HBO. See the full undercard weights below as well as the full weigh in video! Full weights from Las Vegas: Brandon Rios 147 vs. Diego Chaves 148 (C)Jessie Vargas 140 vs. Anton Novikov...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Rios Vs. Chaves

By Alex Barry To most knowledgeable fans of the sport today, the only consistent impression of what zero losses on a fighter’s record means is the lack of insight it provides on how “good” a fighter is. Prior to his July 27 bout of last year, most fans, both knowledgeable and those of a more casual nature, knew little about Argentina’s Diego Chaves as he was set to face rising...
Via The Queensbury Rules
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Rios Vs. Chaves

To most knowledgeable fans of the sport today, the only consistent impression of what zero losses on a fighter’s record means is the lack of insight it provides on how “good” a fighter is. Prior to his July 27 bout of last year, most fans, both knowledgeable and those of a more casual nature, knew little about Argentina’s Diego Chaves as he was set to face rising star Keith...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves final press conference video

This whole week we weren’t sure if Diego Chaves would make it to his Aug 2nd fight with Brandon Rios. But mid Wednesday, Hankering Harry Reid flexed his GOP guns and boom! Chaves was granted a visa and we have a fight! Even with a newly granted work visa, Chaves was too tired to show up to the final press conference in Las Vegas on Thursday. His camp representatives informed everyone...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios vs. Chaves- Brandon Rios, Jessie Vargas & Jose Ramirez media workout videos

On Aug 2nd we will see a fight that has gone under the radar but has the potential to turn into something really memorable as Diego Chaves takes on Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan on HBO. Earlier in the week, the bout was on shakey ground as it was uncertain if Chaves could get a visa in time to fight. It seems Bob Arum called in a few favors from U.S. Senator Harry Reid as he was...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios vs. Chaves- Brandon Rios, Jessie Vargas & Jose Ramirez media workout videos

On Aug 2nd we will see a fight that has gone under the radar but has the potential to turn into something really memorable as Diego Chaves takes on Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan on HBO. Earlier in the week, the bout was on shakey ground as it was uncertain if Chaves could get a visa in time to fight. It seems Bob Arum called in a few favors from U.S. Senator Harry Reid as he was...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios vs. Chaves- Brandon Rios, Jessie Vargas & Jose Ramirez media workout videos

On Aug 2nd we will see a fight that has gone under the radar but has the potential to turn into something really memorable as Diego Chaves takes on Brandon Rios at The Cosmopolitan on HBO. Earlier in the week, the bout was on shakey ground as it was uncertain if Chaves could get a visa in time to fight. It seems Bob Arum called in a few favors from U.S. Senator Harry Reid as he was...
Via Fight Hub TV
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rios: “The old Bam Bam …will be back …”

Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture Courtesy of HBO, below is Brandon Rios’ write-up/blog on his 2014 ring return. BRANDON RIOS “When you are on top of the world there are people who always want to be with you. I didn’t really know some of them but they wanted to be close to me. “But when you are at the lowest point in career, no one comes around. “No one seems to...
Via BadCulture
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios-Diego Chaves final presser photos & quotes

Jessie Vargas,  Brandon Rios, Anton Novikov, Jose Ramirez and Jessie Magdaleno all appeared this afternoon at the final press conference for this weekend's HBO Boxing event, headlined by Rios vs. Diego Chaves. Chaves, who just had his visa issues cleared up at the last minute, has arrived in the country and should be ready for action on Saturday night.   The photos with...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves still set, after Harry Reid helps out with visa issue

Bob Arum announced today that the visa for Diego "La Joya" Chaves has cleared and that he will be traveling to Las Vegas to face Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, as scheduled, on Saturday, August 2, at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. There was concern that the Rios vs. Chaves fight would have to be cancelled, as an unrelated system-wide delay with the issuing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Chaves’ visa approved, fight with Brandon Rios is a go

After a few days of uncertainty and reports stating the bout was off earlier today, Diego Chaves ended up getting his visa cleared at the last minute; allowing for his bout with Brandon Rios to be officially on Saturday Aug.2, at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Boxing Scene even released an interview with Chaves, who said he wasn’t going to make it to the United States for...
Via Fight Hub TV
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Will Fight Jose Zepeda If Diego Chaves Can’t Get Visa

Brandon Rios is looking to bounce back from losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao. He’s scheduled to fight Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday but a problem with Chaves’ Visa may cause Rios to find a new challenger. “The issue is not with Chaves but it’s with a worldwide f-up with the state department with their computer going down. There’s backlog now of three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: HBO’s Harold Lederman previews weekend fights for Kovalev & Rios

HBO Boxing's Hey Harold series is back, which means so is Harold Lederman. Here, he previews the two headline fights from this weekend's HBO Boxing two-site card. First, he takes a look at Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, and he also examines Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. With the Rios vs. Chaves fight, Bam Bam is looking to establish himself as a legitimate contender...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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