Patrick Teixeira vs Brian Damian Chaves Preview July 8th, 2023
Former WBO Jr. Middleweight boss Patrick Teixeira of Brazil takes on Brian Damian Chaves of Argentina for the vacant WBA Fedebol Middleweight Title this Saturday, July 8th. The nine-round bout takes place in Campina Grande Brazil. Teixeira last fought in November when he stopped Adrian Perez in just 130 seconds in a super middleweight bout while Chaves was halted in the sixth round by Vadim Tukov in his last outing in October. Teixeira lost his title to Brian Castano via a 12-round unanimous decision in February, 2021 after the southpaw won the interim belt in November, 2019 by edging Carlos Adames by close unanimous decision after dropping him in round seven.
Teixeira vs Chaves Betting Odds
- Brian Damian Chaves +400
- Patrick Teixeira -600
The 32-year-old Teixeira climbs through the ropes with a mark of 32-4 with 23 Ko’s and has 164 rounds of experience under his belt since making his pro debut back in 2009. He stands just under 6-feet-tall with a 74.5-inch reach and has pretty good power in his punches with a current knockout ratio of 64 per cent and also owns plenty of skills in the ring.
His first defeat came at the hands of Curtis Stevens in 2016 when he was stopped in the second round and that was basically the first time he took a step up in class opponent-wise. He also lost to Paul Valenzuela Cuesta in April, 2022 when he was disqualified in the second round for an intentional rabbit punch. He then lost his third bout in a row three months later when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Magomed Kurbanov after being decked in the first round.
Teixeira won the vacant WBA Fedecentro Middleweight Title in 2012 when he stopped Samir Barbosa in the first round and then added the vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Welterweight Crown in 2012 when he stopped Omar Ramirez in the eighth round. Teixeira captured the interim WBO Latino Super Welterweight Title in 2014 when he stopped Ignacio Fraga in 145 seconds and in 2018 he beat Davi Eliasquevici via a 10-round unanimous decision for the vacant WBO Latino Super Welterweight Crown. He’s also beaten the likes of Nathaniel Gallimore, Mario Lozano and Patrick Allotey.
The 31-year-old Chaves is also a southpaw has boxed 81 rounds since making his pro debut in 2014 following his amateur career. He carries around a record of 14-3 with 5 Ko’s which gives him a current knockout ratio of just 29.4 per cent. Along with lacking power, Chaves doesn’t own the greatest chin either as he’s been stopped in all three of his losses.
He started his career off by going 11-0 against limited opposition and was then halted in the first round by Jeremias Ponce in 2017, stopped in the sixth round by Abass Barou in March, 2022 for the vacant IBO Continental Super Welterweight Title and was stopped for the second straight time by Vadim Tukov in his last outing in September. There’s no height and reach information on Chaves so we’re not sure how he stacks up against Teixeira size-wise.
However, he did win the WBA Fedebol Welterweight Title in January, 2021 by technical decision in the eighth round against Franco Ocampo. Chaves was dropped in the eight round after decking Ocampo in the second and also had a point deducted in the eighth round for a headbutt. The referee then stopped the fight when Ocampo couldn’t continue due to a cut. Chaves started his career as a lightweight and this will be just his second bout as a middleweight.
Teixeira is a solid, underrated boxer with skills and power while Chaves has lost two in a row, lacks power and has an unsteady chin. All signs point toward Teixeira picking up the WBA Fedebol Title but perhaps there’s something we don’t know as Chaves is scheduled to fight Vaughn Alexander just 21 days later. Even so, I’m expecting Teixeira to triumph here.
Teixeira has power experience and a decent chin.
Play: Teixeira -600 @ BetOnline.ag
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