Timothy Bradley vs. Diego Chaves and Mauricio Herrera vs. Jose Benavidez, Dec. 13
Oct 21 2014 1:26 AM
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Former two-division world champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY JR. returns to the ring where he will battle one-time interim welterweight world champion DIEGO “La Joya” CHAVES in a 12-round welterweight rumble, Saturday, December 13, inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109).  

The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST.  The telecast will open with World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion MAURICIO “El Maestro” HERRERA defending his title against undefeated contender JOSE BENAVIDEZ, JR.

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Radam G says:

The Cali Cranium Crusher is going to stink the joint out clinching with Diego Chaves. TCCC is going to be butting the heck outta DC, and DC is going to be rubbing the inside of the gloves on TCCC's mug and eyes. The referee is going to have a rough time. I expect and suspect that DC will likely get D'Qed again.

I expect for M-He to skool J-Be. But I believe that M-He would be ROBBED again. J-Be is going to come out styling and profiling and picture taking and blasting. M-He is going to frustrate da double jive outta him. And that is how the crooked Sin City judges will see the darn thing. They will see that J-Be was badly frustrated, but not badly beat. And give him a gift verdict.

Haven't we seen this play tons of time.

Hardly anything changes under the sun with the rotten-ness of human nature, but the playas and the time. Holla!

oubobcat says:

Honestly, I am much more interested in Herrera-Benavidez than Bradley-Chaves.

Herrera-Benavides is very intriguing to me. Herrera is very skilled and quietly has had a major break out year. He makes for good fights and is seemingly always in good competitive entertaining fight. Benavides was once a big prospect but his status kind of dulled somewhat in the last year. He is still highly thought of but as is evidenced by being matched with Herrera his people want to find out what they have in him.

Benavides could certainly rise to the occasion here. I think though Herrera's skill and experience will be too much. It will be the kind of fight where I think Benevides comes up short and loses the zero but becomes better afterward.

As for Bradley-Chaves, my expectations are not very high. Chaves held and clinched a lot in the Rios fight which led to a disqualification. I fear he may employ a similar strategy against Bradley thinking that there is no way he'd be DQ'd again. If Chaves does less holding and more exchanging like he did against Thurman though this could be a good one. I just don't have my hopes up.

deepwater2 says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;67441]Honestly, I am much more interested in Herrera-Benavidez than Bradley-Chaves.

Herrera-Benavides is very intriguing to me. Herrera is very skilled and quietly has had a major break out year. He makes for good fights and is seemingly always in good competitive entertaining fight. Benavides was once a big prospect but his status kind of dulled somewhat in the last year. He is still highly thought of but as is evidenced by being matched with Herrera his people want to find out what they have in him.

Benavides could certainly rise to the occasion here. I think though Herrera's skill and experience will be too much. It will be the kind of fight where I think Benevides comes up short and loses the zero but becomes better afterward.

As for Bradley-Chaves, my expectations are not very high. Chaves held and clinched a lot in the Rios fight which led to a disqualification. I fear he may employ a similar strategy against Bradley thinking that there is no way he'd be DQ'd again. If Chaves does less holding and more exchanging like he did against Thurman though this could be a good one. I just don't have my hopes up.[/QUOTE]

I agree. Herrera is in tough and deserves credit for taking on tough challenges.

I believe TB will be on his bike all night long. I see the fight as a stinker. Hopefully I'm wrong and a fight brakes out.

The Commish says:

[QUOTE=deepwater2;67470]I agree. Herrera is in tough and deserves credit for taking on tough challenges.

I believe TB will be on his bike all night long. I see the fight as a stinker. Hopefully I'm wrong and a fight brakes out.[/QUOTE]

Hmm…I don't see this as a stinker at all. I see Bradley winning it, using his much better hand speed to absolutely dazzle and overwhelm the plodding Chavez and his superior foot speed to completely befuddle him.

Barring any elbows, head buuts, knees, forearms or any other kinds of dirty, illegal maneuvers by Chavez, this should be a one-sided victory for Bradley.

-Randy G.