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Diego Chaves Tabs Thurman Over Garcia, Praises Brook For GGG

By Ben Jacobs

At the time Diego Chaves was not impressed with Kell Brook’s withdrawal from their proposed October 2015 contest.  Indeed, he had a few choice words for the Sheffield man on his own Facebook account.  Nevertheless, the 30-year-old has nothing but respect for Brook’s recent challenge to middleweight King Gennady Golovkin.

“I think that Kell Brook fought a very good fight,” Cháves told BoxingScene.com. “The rounds that he had he fought really well.  He also got a lot of money!

“He knew that Golovkin’s punching power was too much for him but he did what he could.  He connected on Golovkin a lot more than people expected and he also took a lot of good shots. 

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“I hope he can go back to welterweight as he is a great champion, he showed that against Golovkin.  I also hope I can have that chance to fight him as I still want that fight which didn’t happen!

“But to go up two weight classes like he did against Golovkin shows what a great champion he is as few fighters would do it.”

Cháves also touched on one of the most anticipated bouts in the sport which will take place in the early part of 2017 between Danny García and his former opponent Keith Thurman.  Diego tends to lean more to the Florida man in what will be a unification bout for the WBA and WBC titles.

“I think it’s a hard fight.  Danny García has a hard punch, and Thurman is more of a boxer -  he has better rhythm, he has more speed and he has a pretty hard punch himself. 

“But if I were to bet on who would win I would bet on Thurman as he is more of a boxer.  For sure it’s going to be a tough fight,” he concluded. 

Chaves (25-2-1, 21 KOs) returned to the ring on Friday night and blew away Luis Pablo Zarate (21-4, 12 KOs) in the first round at the Club Social y Deportivo El Porvenir in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 11-19-2016

who give this bum an outlet to speak lmfao.

Comment by Canelo and GGG on 11-19-2016

The guy took GGG fight for money grab, his corner said "Ok Brookie you can box, and as soon as he hurts you bad we throw a towel ,Then we take money and go party" 0 respect ,he should fight…

Comment by super-x on 11-19-2016

keeping it real. Even though brook had very lil chance of pulling that off he still came to win and gave it a real effort and landed more on triplg g then golovkins last 3 opponents put together. At times…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 11-19-2016

The only people who wont give Brooke props are jealous coward fighters/fans

Comment by bluepete on 11-19-2016

Nice to see someone who's actually experienced the sport give Brook some credit for this.

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