Brandon Rios returns to the ring for the first time since last November on Saturday night, taking on dangerous Argentine puncher Diego Chaves at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Rios will come into the fight having lost his last two bouts and badly in need of a win to get his career back on track. The former lightweight champion is returning from a suspension after failing a post-fight drug test in November, and he’s chosen a very risky foe for his comeback.
Chaves is a puncher with a solid amateur pedigree. He’s a former interim WBA welterweight champion, and he gave current champion Keith Thurman a fair bit of difficulty in his biggest fight to date. The Argentine has a great opportunity to score an upset here, and his style guarantees fireworks against the always-aggressive Rios.
This one has can’t-miss written all over it.
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