Advertisement
Advertisement

Diego Chaves: I'm Knocking Keith Thurman Out in Ten!

By Nicolas Samuilov, notifight.com

Undefeated Diego "La Joya" Chaves, the interim welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), is very confident as the days get closer to his fight with Keith "One Time" Thurman on Saturday July 27th at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The fight will be televised live on Showtime for the U.S. and TYC Sports for Argentina and much of Latin America. Chaves (22-0, 18 KOs) has no intention of letting his unbeaten run stop, and he feels a knockout of Thurman (20-0, 18 KOs) is very possible.

"It's going to end in the tenth, he's going to fall," Chaves told BoxingScene.com/NotiFight.com. "We know we have a tough fight, but nothing that's impossible. We saw the last five fights of Thurman. He has power. But he has that power for a pace for three or four rounds. The key will be boxing, hitting and not letting him land anything big during those first four rounds, and then we'll start working more because his speed and power decreases as the fight plays out. The idea is to win the first three or four rounds, and then apply more pressure starting in the fifth when his power starts to go down."

"Thurman is not accustomed to fighting while going backwards or getting hit. And I'll be the first opponent in his twenty to hit him. After the first four initial rounds, I repeat we are going to apply more pressure and hit him more. When I let my hands go, I will hurt him. And I have great faith and confidence that I will get the knockout in the tenth."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CAG on 07-18-2013

Thurman ate a man's liver once with fava beans and a nice Chianti....Thurman by way of murder!!!

Comment by Motofan on 07-17-2013

Thurman is such an overhyped bum. Rooting for Chaves but if Thurman is willing to fight him I don't expect much out of him. Never seen him fight to be honest.

Comment by BrokenHat on 07-17-2013

It's rumored Chaves killed someone in the ring when he was a kid. Could just be BS. But that's what many Argentinians say. He's also undefeated. Chaves is another Agentine killer. Thurman may look like he should win, but these…

Comment by FromBA on 07-17-2013

[QUOTE=Ray*;13566044]So if this is for the interim does this mean Broner/Maidana or Broner has to fight the winner?[/QUOTE] In fact Chaves was Paulie's mandatory. This fight couldn't be agreed and Chaves accepted to step aside and fight Thurman, while Malignaggi…

Comment by Humean on 07-17-2013

From what I have seen of Chaves he is more than a bit crude. I suspect Thurman will knock him out unless he has an impressive chin/heart.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (31)
Top Headlines Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin Lolenga Mock Outscores David Becarra Over Ten Rounds Callum Smith Hits Washington To Scout Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Fury Just Wants To Be Left Alone To Enjoy a Chicken Sandwich Francisco Vargas Granted Temporary License, Must Submit To Additional Testing Vasyl Lomachenko: Nicholas Walters Kept Making Excuses Rances Barthelemy-Mickey Bey Tops PBC on Spike, June 3 Photos: Badou Jack, James DeGale, Bute, Medina Ready To Fight Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits The Campaign Trail in Senate Bid News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Make Weight For Battle All Fighters Make Weight For Showtime Double In D.C. Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins Gaiyanghadaogym, Sithsamerchai Claim Wins In Thailand Frampton: Leo Santa Cruz's Style is Made For Me, 100% I'll Win Jeff Horn Targets WBO Title Showdown With Jessie Vargas Photos: Joshua, Haye, Groves, McGuigan Hit BT Sport Awards Golovkin's Promoter: If Kell Brook is Serious, We Can Discuss It Nacho Says 'Perfect Fight' Will Still See Khan Get Blasted By Canelo Video: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Final Press Conference Patrick Nielsen-Denis Douglin Set For May 28 in Denmark De La Hoya: Canelo Has Surpassed What I Accomplished at His Age Video: Roman Martinez on Overcoming Lomachenko Defense Stevenson Motivated To Reach Childhood Dream of Olympic Gold Tyson Fury: I Wish I Had Anthony Joshua's C**k, I Bet It's Big Manny Pacquiao Shocked at Kidnap Plot, Requests Added Security Video: DeGale on Facing Lucian Bute if He Shocks Badou Jack Jessie Vargas is Ready and Willing To Unify With Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks Lucian Bute, DeGale vs. Medina, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement