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Photos: Rios-Chaves, Vargas-Novikov Kickoff Presser

Hollywood,Ca. --- Former World Lightweight champion  Brandon " Bam Bam" Rios (ctr) , WBA Jr. Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas(L) and Anton Novikov (R) pose with the Top Rank Knockouts during the press conference to announce their upcoming title fights, Saturday,August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Rios of Oxnard, Ca., making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut, in the main event against one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires. Novikov , from Chelyabinsk,Russia will be challenging undefeated WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas, the "Pride of Las Vegas". 

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark®,  tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event are available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com . Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.   --- Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Camp Beast on 07-09-2014

I expected to see a fat Rios after that Pacquiao payday he just received.

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-09-2014

This should be a great fight. Hopefully on an entertainment level, its HBO's version of Matthysse/Molina. Can't wait for this one. Also, anyone know the name of that Asian looking ringcard girl? The one next to Vargas. Points/Green for a…

Comment by LouIE G on 07-08-2014

[QUOTE=Daylyt;14738064]Its just the first presser he not going to fly all the way out from argentenia and then fly back jsut for the kick off presser.[/QUOTE] Why not? Arum would pay his airfare.

Comment by LouIE G on 07-08-2014

[QUOTE=Mannie Phresh;14738043]Visa troubles?[/QUOTE] Quite possibly.:boxing:

Comment by Daylyt on 07-08-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14738035]Where's chaves???[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Mannie Phresh;14738043]Visa troubles?[/QUOTE] Its just the first presser he not going to fly all the way out from argentenia and then fly back jsut for the kick off presser.

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