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 Last update:  7/28/2014       Read more by Ryan Burton            &
Jose Zepeda in Line To Face Rios if Chaves Falls Through
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By Ryan Burton has been advised that undefeated junior welterweight prospect Jose Zepeda (19-0) is a strong candidate to face Brandon Rios on Saturday at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada if Diego Chaves is unable to enter the United States.'s Jake Donovan reported that Chaves, who lives in Argentina, is having difficulty obtaining a work visa due to a backlog in the US Immigrations courts. The fight is part of an HBO televised tripleheader.

The 25-year-old Zepeda will appear on the card even if he doesn't face Rios and has posted his participation in the event on his personal website:

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Tags: Brandon Rios , Diego Chaves , Jose Zepeda , Rios-Chaves , Rios vs. Chaves

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comment by wladavit, on 07-29-2014
He would be a good replacement!

comment by dinero fan, on 07-29-2014
[QUOTE=Hougigo]What's this guy's style?[/QUOTE] check him out on YouTube Jose chon zepeda.

comment by dinero fan, on 07-29-2014
Zepeda a good prospect but not ready for Rios yet.this is not a good fight for zepeda right now.

comment by Hougigo, on 07-28-2014
What's this guy's style?

comment by Daylyt, on 07-28-2014
[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-]this all falls on Chavez' can you get a fight signed and not fix the guy's visa right away[/QUOTE] Exactly, how you wait till the last minute to try and get it resolved. Look at Maidana, Him and his whole team are able to come and go as they please cause they t...

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