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Chaves expects war against Rios
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Diego Chaves, who faces Brandon Rios in a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, had a difficult time just making it to the United States, which is to say nothing of how rough the fight could be.

Roach has no problem with Cotto-GGG
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Immediately after middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin knocked out former titleholder Daniel Geale in the third round last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, he called for a fight with the real middleweight champ, Miguel Cotto.

Ali, Browne on Garcia-Salka undercard
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Golden Boy Promotions on Thursday announced the undercard for the Aug. 9 card it is putting on at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.Showtime will televise the top three bouts: a nontitle welterweight fight between junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and lightly regarded Rod Salka, junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson in a defense against Edgar Santana and a fight between Daniel Jacobs and Jarrod Fletcher for a vacant middleweight belt.

Notes: Thompson in title eliminator
A few notes from the boxing world:• Mexico's Sergio Thompson (29-3, 26 KOs) squares off with Adones Aguelo (21-9-2, 13 KOs) of the Philippines in a junior lightweight title eliminator on Saturday night (Fox Deportes, 10 ET) in Thompson's hometown of Chetumal, Mexico.

Arroyo title shot date changed
Puerto Rican flyweight contender McWilliams Arroyo's mandatory shot at world titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng will come even sooner than he expected.The fight, originally scheduled for Sept.

StubHub Center 'perfect fit' for Porter-Brook
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Unless a promoter is being paid a site fee for a fight -- typically by a casino -- the promoter usually will look to hold the card in a venue where he can sell the most tickets and, thus, maximize revenue.

Vargas excited for hometown defense
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When Jessie Vargas won his junior welterweight belt in April, he did so by debatable decision against then-undefeated Russian southpaw Khabib Allakhverdiev, a technical boxer, who gave him fits.

Plenty at stake in Williams-Campillo
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Light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr. is one win away from moving a step closer to a world title shot and former titleholder Gabriel Campillo is one win away from moving a step closer to getting another opportunity.

Porter, Brook waiting for drug testing
When welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and mandatory challenger Kell Brook agreed to their fight they also agreed to undergo random drug testing -- blood and urine -- that would be overseen by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

ESPN2 picks up Stevens-N'Dam eliminator
The ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” season ends on Aug. 22, but there will be more boxing on the network in the fall.ESPN2 is in the process of finalizing plans to carry a Wednesday night boxing special on Oct.

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