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Arum looking to make Bradley-Chaves for December

Top Rank is looking to bring Timothy Bradley back into the ring and on the air in December versus opponent Diego Chaves

Jeff Gross

Since losing for the first time and dropping the WBO welterweight belt to Manny Pacquiao in April, all has been quiet on the Timothy Bradley front. Though officially Bradley (31-1, 12 KOs) doesn't have anything on the schedule for the remainder of 2014, his promoter Bob Arum told that Top Rank Promotions is negotiating with HBO get Bradley back in the ring and on the air in December on the 6th or the 13th.

Arum is targeting Argentine welterweight Diego Chaves (23-2, 19 KOs). Chaves last fought in August against Brandon Rios, who himself was coming off a loss to Manny Pacquiao. Rios-Chaves was an ugly affair which saw both fighters deducted points and Chaves disqualified in the 9th round by referee Vic Drakulich, who never really established control of the fighters. At the time of the stoppage, one judge had Rios ahead 75-74 while Chaves was ahead 75-74 on the other two judges' scorecards.

If Bradley-Chaves is green-lit by HBO, Arum hopes to add Evgeny Gradovich (19-0, 9 KOs) vs Simpiwe Vetyeka (26-3, 16 KOs) to that card.

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