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Diego Chaves Praises Thurman, Says Rios is Punching Bag

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up with Diego Chaves shortly after he lost by disqualification to Brandon Rios on Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas strip.

Chaves was obviously very frustrated with the DQ loss and felt the disqualification was unwarranted.

When BoxingScene.com's Rick Reeno asked Chaves to compare Rios' power to one of his 2013 opponents, Keith Thurman - the Argentine took a shot at Rios instead.

"Thurman had much more mobility and speed while Rios is just a punching bag," Chaves stated.

Chaves landed several clean shots on  Rios but the iron chinned Oxnard, California resident handled them very well. When I asked Chaves what he thought about Rios continuously smiling after getting hit he said that was because the punches were hurting him.
 
"The only thing that impressed me with Rios is the amount of punches that he took. When he smiled is when it hurt the most," Chaves told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 08-05-2014

If Garcia is OK with this DQ, it would only be fitting if Maidana gets DQ'd in the Floyd rematch. It's no way Garcia can defend Maidana and defend Rios at the same time. If it was OK for Maidana…

Comment by Strategic1 on 08-05-2014

If Chaves didn't hold and grab, Rios would've connected a lot more shots on the inside. And maybe Rios would've stopped him. Chaves was afraid of getting hurt in the inside because he respected Rios' inside game and power. That's…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 08-05-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14826190]DAMMIT YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID! Where else do you expect your head to go if your opponent is holding BOTH your arms near the elbows since early in the fight?[/QUOTE] Dumbass I said he's hitting him with his head before…

Comment by Schwejk on 08-05-2014

Oh no? [URL="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=520047581429251&set=vb.221544051279607&type=2&theater"]Here we go[/URL]. Rios was adjusting to those rights, I didn't see any in the last 2 rounds. Chavez was desperate and probably losing the last 2 -> Rios win by UD.

Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 08-04-2014

[QUOTE=Chuckguy;14826210]Why is everyone so upset by the attempted thumbing? I would be more upset about the blatant rubbing his wrists across rios facet eying to cut him with the tape[/QUOTE] I didn't see any attempted thumbing at all.

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