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Jose Zepeda in Line To Face Rios if Chaves Falls Through

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com 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.  BoxingScene.com'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: http://t.co/shXd8RAToW

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by wladavit on 07-29-2014

He would be a good replacement!

Comment by dinero fan on 07-29-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14806571]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-;14805633]this all falls on Chavez' manager...how 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…

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