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Bradley-Chaves is on

After a disagreement within Chaves' team nearly scrapped the bout, things have been worked out and his fight with Tim Bradley December 13th is back on.

David Becker

On Saturday BLH reported that Bradley-Chaves was potentially off due to a disagreement that had arisen on Diego Chaves' team in Argentina. Dan Rafael is reporting this morning that the disagreement has been resolved and the 12/13 fight on HBO is good to go.

Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti explained that the problem "involved a minor dispute between [Chaves'] Argentine promoter [Osvaldo Rivero] and Chaves as to how they would whack up the money Top Rank was providing." But thankfully, "All of that was resolved [on Monday afternoon], and the fight is definitely on without a problem."

Moretti also mentioned that Chaves will not have any issues securing a visa, something which nearly scrapped his fight with Brandon Rios earlier this year.

The fight shapes up to be an interesting matchup. Chaves is a rugged, somewhat crude, brawler who gave both Keith Thurman and Rios good fights before eventually losing. Tim Bradley is a bit of an enigma, in that he's generally a boxer but he's shown the willingness to be drawn into a brawl—making him more entertaining than his style may otherwise dictate. Obviously the best example of this was his FOTY winning effort against Ruslan Provodnikov last year.

Personally I'm happy this fight is back on because I think it has the potential for some—if not all—of the fireworks of Bradley-Provodnikov. Bradley should have an easier time with Chaves than he did with the Siberian Rocky, but it should be fun to see him try.

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