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Rios to face Chaves on Aug. 2 in Las Vegas

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios, fresh off of his loss to Manny Pacquiao, is looking to get back on track as he returns to the ring on Aug. 2 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas against Diego Chaves.

The fight, which will be televised on HBO Boxing after Dark, will also include Jesse Vargas’ junior welterweight title defense against Anton Novikov. Tickets for the card go on sale on Friday for $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200.

“This is a do or die fight for me. I know this fight is very important for my career. I am training extremely hard,” said Rios from his Oxnard training camp.

“I cannot wait to be in the ring and perform in front of my hometown crowd,” said Vargas. “I am very happy that my first world title defense will be in my hometown and that my friends, family and fans will all be part of it.”

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