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Alexander-Chaves Deal Reached For IBF Final Eliminator

By Carlos Boogs

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a deal has been reached for a final IBF eliminator between welterweights Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19KOs) and Devon Alexander (26-3, 14KOs). The two camps were able to avoid a purse bid, for a fight that will see the winner get a crack at current IBF champion Kell Brook.

Chaves has been inactive since a December twelve round split draw with former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley. The Argentine boxer had lost by disqualification to Brandon Rios a few months earlier. Rios is now the likely opponent for Brook on September 12th in London.

Alexander is in the same boat, with being inactive since last December. Alexander dropped a lopsided twelve round decision to Amir Khan, who may end up facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 12th in Las Vegas. 

Ironically Chaves and Alexander were last in action on the same night, in different venues in the city of Las Vegas, as HBO and Showtime went head to head. 

Alexander-Chaves is looking likely for a date in September.  The venue and location is unknown at the moment.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by aldo5408 on 07-03-2015

Is chavez still with arum? Lmao they agreed to a a deal and arum is suing haymon

Comment by BufordTannen on 07-03-2015

[QUOTE=mathed;15842479]Both of Bradley's kids...... he whooped up on Chaves.[/QUOTE] Not just tims. But also khan and thurman

Comment by LacedUp on 07-03-2015

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;15841166]Did I blame brook on this weak mando? Just don't try and hype it up it does nothing for him. Khan and[B] thurman made easy work [/B]out of both of them[/QUOTE] Ehhh.. That's not exactly what happened.

Comment by ussy on 07-02-2015

[QUOTE=Ray*;15841110]Khan style was just all wrong for Devon, he had to deal with too many combos, against Brook he doesn't have to worry about that. Brook is methodical and economical with his punches, brook beats him still doe IMHO.[/QUOTE] Yep…

Comment by mjgaz6 on 07-02-2015

Alexander has never been KO'd and I don't see that happening here, but Chavez should be favored in this fight. Alexander looked lost in his last fight against Kahn.

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