Diego Gabriel Chaves

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Diego Gabriel Chaves
Statistics
Real name Diego Gabriel Chaves
Nickname(s) La Joya (The Jewel)
Rated at Welterweight
Nationality Argentine
Born (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 28)
San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 26
Wins 23
Wins by KO 19
Losses 2
Draws 1
No contests 0

Diego Gabriel Chaves (born April 7, 1986 in San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentinian professional boxer. He is a former WBA welterweight interim champion.

Early life[edit]

Diego Chaves was born on April 7, 1986 in San Miguel, Argentina. Chaves had a stint as a football player in the junior divisions of Argentine club Velez Sársfield before dedicating his life to boxing.[1] His grandfather, Rudecindo, was also a boxer who fought at middleweight in Argentina in the 1970s.[2]

Before turning pro, Chaves represented Argentina in the 2007 Pan American Games where he won the bronze medal in the welterweight category. He also participated in the Americas qualifying tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics but was eliminated.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Chaves made his debut at the age of 22 on July 5, 2008 against fellow countryman Juan José Islas in the town of Castelli, Buenos Aires. Chaves won by knockout in the third round. After a string of victories on home soil, Chaves fought obtained the WBO Latino light middleweight after defeating Brazilian fighter Uilian Santana Barauna. Chaves made only one defense of this title before winning the vacant WBO Latino welterweight title against another boxer from Brazil, Daniel Saboia.

Around that time, Chaves made his first (and so far only) fight outside Argentina, winning a non-title fight by unanimous decision against Brazilian Edvan Dos Santos Barros at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada, United States. Chaves then returned to Argentina, where he made five successful defenses of his WBO Latino welterweight belt before defeating French boxer Ismael El Massoudi to become WBA Interim Welterweight Champion on July 21, 2012. Since then, Chaves has successfully defended his Interim title once on September 22, 2012 defeating Panamenian boxer José Miranda by technical knockout in the second of twelve rounds.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

23 Wins (19 knockouts), 2 Losses (1 knockout)[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round, Time Date Location Notes
Draw 23-2-1 United States Timothy Bradley SD 12 2014-12-13 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 23–2 United States Brandon Rios DQ 9 (10), 1:26 2014-08-02 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost by disqualification.
Win 23–1 Argentina Juan Alberto Godoy TKO 3 (10) 2:49 2014–02–15 Argentina Saladillo, Buenos Aires Won vacant Latino IBF welterweight title
Loss 22–1 United States Keith Thurman KO 10 (12), 0:28 2013–07–27 United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Lost WBA Interim Welterweight title.
Win 22–0 Panama José Miranda TKO 2 (12), 1:59 2012–09–22 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires Retained WBA Interim Welterweight title.
Win 21–0 France Ismael El Massoudi KO 2 (12), 1:15 2012–07–21 Argentina Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia, Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires Won WBA Interim Welterweight title.
Win 20–0 Argentina Jorge Miranda KO 3 (12), 2:05 2011–11–26 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield,
Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 19–0 Ecuador Eduardo Flores TKO 9 (12) 2011–07–30 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield,
Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 18–0 Argentina Héctor Santana TKO 2 (12), 2:12 2011–05–07 Argentina Ce.De.M. N° 2,
Caseros, Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 17–0 Argentina Omar Weis UD 12 2011–01–21 Argentina Club Los Indios,
Moreno, Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 16–0 Colombia José Mosquera TKO 1 (10), 2:20 2010–10–30 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield,
Buenos Aires
Win 15–0 Brazil Jefferson Luís Gonçalo UD 12 2010–08–07 Argentina Club Los Indios,
Moreno, Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 14–0 Brazil Edvan Dos Santos Barros UD 6 2010–03–27 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 13–0 Brazil Daniel Saboia TKO 4 (12), 2:18 2010–01–23 Argentina Club Once Unidos,
Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
Won WBO Latino Welterweight title.
Win 12–0 Argentina Walter Díaz RTD 2 (12), 2:20 2009–10–08 Argentina Club Los Indios,
Moreno, Buenos Aires
Retained WBO Latino Light middleweight title.
Win 11–0 Brazil Uilian Santana Barauna KO 1 (12), 2:00 2009–07–18 Argentina Casino de Mina Clavero,
Mina Clavero, Córdoba
Won WBO Latino Light middleweight title.
Win 10–0 Argentina Marcelo Miranda UD 10 2009–06–12 Argentina Sociedad de Fomento Julio A. Roca,
Moreno, Buenos Aires
Win 9–0 Argentina Marcelo Miranda KO 1 (6), 0:58 2009–04–25 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal, Cutral Có, Neuquén
Win 8–0 Argentina Diego Zenteno TKO 1 (10), 1:30 2009–03–21 Argentina Club Sportivo La Calera, La Calera, Córdoba
Win 7–0 Argentina Norberto Acosta RTD 2 (10), 0:01 2009–01–31 Argentina Club Social y Deportivo Mar de Ajó,
Mar de Ajó, Buenos Aires
Win 6–0 Bolivia Javier Mendoza Suárez TKO 2 (6), 2:25 2008–12–27 Argentina Club Argentino, Marcos Juárez, Córdoba
Win 5–0 Argentina Diego Ledesma KO 2 (6), 1:02 2008–11–29 Argentina Club Social y Deportivo 12 de Octubre,
Benavídez, Buenos Aires
Win 4–0 Argentina Carlos Agnuz KO 2 (6) 2008–09–06 Argentina Sociedad de Fomento Julio A. Roca,
Moreno, Buenos Aires
Win 3–0 Argentina Raúl Rojas KO 1 (6) 2008–09–06 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal, Pinamar, Buenos Aires
Win 2–0 Argentina Luis Alberto Ponce KO 1 (6), 1:18 2008–07–18 Argentina Club Sarmiento, Dolores, Buenos Aires
Win 1–0 Argentina Juan José Islas KO 3 (4), 0:52 2008–07–05 Argentina Club Deportivo Castelli, Castelli, Buenos Aires

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A mi dame una pelota de fútbol", Olé. Retrieved September 23, 2012. (Spanish)
  2. ^ Orgullo familiar, Olé. Retrieved September 23, 2012. (Spanish)
  3. ^ Diego Chaves Biography, BoxRec.com. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Diego Chaves Drills Jose Miranda in Two Rounds, BoxingScene.com. September 22, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Diego Gabriel Chaves Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ismael El Massoudi
WBA Welterweight Champion
Interim Title

July 21, 2012 – July 27, 2013
Succeeded by
Keith Thurman