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Argentina Boxing Promotions

Daniel Brizuela 130 vs. Diego Chaves 130
Gabriel Ozán 158.5 vs. Alejandro Domínguez 156.3
Patricio Pedrero 137.3 vs. Leonardo Cáceres 138.4
Carla Weiss 114.4 vs. Florencia Canteros 113.7
Claudio Aguirre 120.3 vs. Diego Mussa 118.8

Venue: Estadio Polideportivo Juan Domingo Ribosqui, in Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina.
Promoter: Argentina Boxing Promotions/Mario Margossian.
TV: TyC Sports (Argentina and America)

IBF Latino lightweight champion, Argentinean prospect Daniel “Tatú” Brizuela, will face countryman contender Diego “El Matador” Chaves, in the 10-round main event in junior lightweight division of an exciting night that will take place on Friday, March 8th, at the Estadio Polideportivo Juan Domingo Ribosqui, in Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina, in a presentation promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions headed by Mario Margossian.

Totally recovered from a injury that had him out of action for nine months, Brizuela (24-1-2-1 nc, 8 KOs), from Mendoza, also a former Olympic representative and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight champion, comes back stronger than ever to exhibit his elegant style to take on rising Chaves (12-3-2, 5 KOs), from Entre Ríos, who has already disputed several belts and has experience facing opponents in Argentina and abroad. But if he wants to get back in the world rankings where he belongs, he will have to get a convincing victory to put himself in the path of what he desires so much: a world title shot.

This afternoon, both of the succeeded at the weigh-in ceremony held at the February 14th. Square. Brizuela weighed 130 pounds. Chaves came also in 130 pounds.

The 27-year-old Brizuela, an example of the Mendoza technical and elegant style of boxing, was the only Argentine representative in the 2000 Olympic Games in Athens. After turning professional, he conquered the WBO Latino lightweight belt over countryman Eduardo Román in 2008. After defending it over Miguel Lombardo, he was surprised by Daniel Dorrego in 2009, in the only upset of his career. Learning from it, he know has an undefeated row of eight fights. On August 13th., he scored a unanimous decision over Julio César Ruiz and obtained the IBF Latino lightweight crown. And after beating experienced Leonardo Cáceres, on last June 22nd., he won another unanimous decision against Mario Martínez, were he suffered a jaw injury which he is already recovered. Now, he needs a convincing victory to write his name back in the world rankings he belongs to.

The “Matador” Chaves, 25 years old, will present a hard test. After having defeated most countrymen in the division in Argentina, he went to Peru, were he went down in weight and faced undefeated local Carlos Zambrano, for the South American featherweight title, losing in the score cards. He also made the distance against heavy puncher Matías Rueda. Used to going to his rivals back yard, Chaves has never been knocked out. And in his last fight, he defeated experienced Ramón Muñoz on February 7th. in Corrientes, so he is ready for the challenge, shock Brizuela’s plans and get the best result of his career.

On the undercard:
In a 6-round middleweight bout, undefeated prospect Gabriel Ozán (9-0, 3 KOs), from Mendoza, and who has three first round knocked out in a row, will face Alejandro “Coudet” Domínguez (3-3), from Buenos Aires.

Ozán weighed 158.5 pounds, and Domínguez came in 156.3 pounds.

In a 6-round junior welterweight bout, prospect Patricio “El Rey” Pedrero (27-4-1, 14 KOs), from Mendoza, will face experienced Leonardo “La Cobra” Cáceres (28-43-7, 7 KOs), from Mendoza, but who lives in Córdoba.

In a 4-round super flyweight bout, Carla “La Filósofa” Weiss (7-1-1), from Mendoza, takes on Florencia Canteros (3-2-1), from Buenos Aires.

Finally, in a 4-round super bantamweight bout, former Argentinean title challenger, Claudio “El Zorro” Aguirre (1-1-3), from Mendoza, will face Diego Mussa (0-1), from Buenos Aires.

The event will be televised live by TyC Sports in Argentina and lots of parts of America, starting at 10 p.m.

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