Diego Chaves (boxer)

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Diego Gabriel Chaves
Statistics
Nickname(s)La Joya ("The Jewel")
Weight(s)
NationalityArgentine
Born (1986-04-07) April 7, 1986 (age 33)
San Miguel, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins27
Wins by KO23
Losses4
Draws1

Diego Gabriel Chaves (born April 7, 1986) is an Argentine professional boxer who held the WBA interim welterweight title from 2012 to 2013.

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 had his first 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 Panamanian boxer José Miranda by technical knockout in the second of twelve rounds.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
31 fights 26 wins 4 losses
By knockout 22 3
By decision 4 0
By disqualification 0 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
31 Loss 26–4–1 South Africa Thulani Mbenge TKO 7 (12), 0:36 Jun 23, 2018 South Africa Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa For vacant IBO welterweight title
30 Loss 26–3–1 United States Jamal James KO 3 (10), 2:12 Dec 15, 2017 United States Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster, California, U.S.
29 Win 26–2–1 Venezuela Jean Carlos Prada KO 2 (10), 0:57 Jun 17, 2017 Argentina Microestadio Municipal, Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina
28 Win 25–2–1 Argentina Luis Pablo Zarate TKO 1 (10), 0:55 Nov 18, 2016 Argentina Club Social, Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 Win 24–2–1 Argentina Jorge Daniel Miranda TKO 5 (8), 0:01 Jul 22, 2016 Argentina Club Los Indios, Buenos Aires, Argentina
26 Draw 23–2–1 United States Timothy Bradley SD 12 Dec 13, 2014 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
25 Loss 23–2 United States Brandon Rios DQ 9 (10), 1:26 Aug 2, 2014 United States Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Chaves disqualified for repeated fouls
24 Win 23–1 Argentina Juan Alberto Godoy TKO 3 (10), 2:49 Feb 15, 2014 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Won vacant IBF Latino welterweight title
23 Loss 22–1 United States Keith Thurman KO 10 (12), 0:28 Jul 27, 2013 United States AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Lost WBA interim welterweight title
22 Win 22–0 Panama José Miranda TKO 2 (12), 1:59 Sep 22, 2012 Argentina Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBA interim welterweight title
21 Win 21–0 France Ismael El Massoudi KO 2 (12), 1:15 Jul 21, 2012 Argentina Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBA interim welterweight title
20 Win 20–0 Argentina Jorge Miranda KO 3 (12), 2:05 Nov 26, 2011 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino welterweight title
19 Win 19–0 Ecuador Eduardo Flores TKO 9 (12) Jul 30, 2011 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino welterweight title
18 Win 18–0 Argentina Héctor Santana TKO 2 (12), 2:12 May 7, 2011 Argentina Ce.De.M. N° 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino welterweight title
17 Win 17–0 Argentina Omar Weis UD 12 Jan 21, 2011 Argentina Club Los Indios, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino welterweight title
16 Win 16–0 Colombia José Mosquera TKO 1 (10), 2:20 Oct 30, 2010 Argentina Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 Win 15–0 Brazil Jefferson Luís Gonçalo UD 12 Aug 7, 2010 Argentina Club Los Indios, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 Brazil Edvan Dos Santos Barros UD 6 Mar 27, 2010 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Brazil Daniel Saboia TKO 4 (12), 2:18 Jan 23, 2010 Argentina Club Once Unidos, Buenos Aires, Argentina Won WBO Latino welterweight title
12 Win 12–0 Argentina Walter Díaz RTD 2 (12), 2:20 Oct 8, 2009 Argentina Club Los Indios, Buenos Aires, Argentina Retained WBO Latino junior middleweight title
11 Win 11–0 Brazil Uilian Santana Barauna KO 1 (12), 2:00 Jul 18, 2009 Argentina Casino de Mina Clavero, Cordoba, Argentina Won WBO Latino junior middleweight title
10 Win 10–0 Argentina Marcelo Miranda UD 10 Jun 12, 2009 Argentina Sociedad de Fomento Julio A. Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 Win 9–0 Argentina Marcelo Miranda KO 1 (6), 0:58 Apr 25, 2009 Argentina Gimnasio Municipal, Neuquén, Argentina
8 Win 8–0 Argentina Diego Zenteno TKO 1 (10), 1:30 Mar 21, 2009 Argentina Club Sportivo La Calera, Cordoba, Argentina
7 Win 7–0 Argentina Norberto Acosta RTD 2 (10), 0:01 Jan 31, 2009 Argentina Club Social y Deportivo Mar de Ajó, Buenos Aires, Argentina
6 Win 6–0 Bolivia Javier Mendoza Suárez TKO 2 (6), 2:25 Dec 27, 2008 Argentina Club Argentino, Córdoba, Argentina
5 Win 5–0 Argentina Diego Ledesma KO 2 (6), 1:02 Nov 29, 2008 Argentina Club Social y Deportivo 12 de Octubre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 Win 4–0 Argentina Carlos Agnuz KO 2 (6) Oct 10, 2008 Argentina Sociedad de Fomento Julio A. Roca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Win 3–0 Argentina Raúl Rojas KO 1 (6) Sep 6, 2008 Argentina Polideportivo Municipal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 Win 2–0 Argentina Luis Alberto Ponce KO 1 (6), 1:18 Jul 18, 2008 Argentina Club Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 Win 1–0 Argentina Juan José Islas KO 3 (4), 0:52 Jul 5, 2008 Argentina Club Deportivo Castelli, Buenos Aires, Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A mi dame una pelota de fútbol", Olé. Retrieved September 23, 2012. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Orgullo familiar, Olé. Retrieved September 23, 2012. (in 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.

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Preceded by
Ismael El Massoudi
WBA Welterweight Champion
Interim Title

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