By Ryan Burton
Multiple sources have advised BoxingScene.com that an HBO televised doubleheader that will feature the return of Brandon Rios' (32-2-1) will take place on August 2nd in either Las Vegas, Nevada or Fresno, California.
An agreement is close to being reached for Rios to face Diego Chaves (23-1) of Argentina. Chaves burst onto the U.S. scene last July when he lost to Keith Thurman in San Antonio, Texas in an exciting fight. Even though he was stopped in the 10 round, Chaves put on a good show and stunned Thurman on a few occasions.
Rios last fight took place in November when he lost an unanimous decision to Manny Pacquiao in Macau, China while Chaves returned to the ring in February and stopped Juan Godoy in 10 rounds.
The co-featured fight will be newly crowned WBA/IBO junior welterweight champion Jessie Vargas first title defense. An agreement has yet to be finalized but Vargas will likely face undefeated contender Anton Novikov (29-0) of Russia.
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