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Diego Chaves-Sadam Ali IBF Eliminator Pondered?

By Elisinio Castillo

According to sources in Argentina, there is some discussions that Diego Chaves' handlers are interested in an IBF final eliminator against undefeated Sadam Ali (22-0, 13KOs).

Chaves (23-2-1, 19KOs) has been out of the ring since a twelve round split draw with two-division champion Timothy Bradley last December.

Diego Chaves is ranked at #6 by the IBF and Sadam Ali is sitting at #7. The IBF is looking over it's list to call an eliminator, between the two highest ranked available challengers, to set the next opponent in line for IBF champion Kell Brook.

Shawn Porter, ranked at 5, faces Adrien Broner on June 20. Frankie Gavin, who sits at 4, is already facing Brook on May 30th. Amir Khan, ranked at 3, turned down the chance to take part in an IBF eliminator and faces Chris Algieri on May 29th. The 1 and 2 positions in the IBF's 147 rankings remain vacant.

Ali was last in action on April 25th, when he decisioned Francisco Santana over ten rounds of action in New York's Madison Square Garden. Last year Ali knocked out Chaves' countryman Luis Carlos Abregu.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ricodonjefe on 05-16-2015

Dope !!!! Should be fun fight to watch....I think Ali gets the win...

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 05-16-2015

i like diego's chances on this one, though ali surprised me a lot vs abregu.

Comment by -SWIFT- on 05-16-2015

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;15695059]Nice little fight by why the hell does chaves keep getting chances? Is he giving these guys blow jobs[/QUOTE] Yep argentines are good at it.

Comment by sicko on 05-16-2015

Ali one of my favorite up and coming fighters, wasn't crazy about his performance in his last fight though. Too much backing up and spent too much time on the ropes and was getting caught with some good shots repeatedly…

Comment by lightsout15 on 05-16-2015

Chaves stops him and I like Saddam Ali. I just don't think he's ready.

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