- Chiaverini is one of the most popular boxers to ever box out of Kansas City, Missouri.
- The Ring rated Chiaverini No. 8 at middleweight in 1978.
- Before his fourth-round RTD loss to Sugar Ray Leonard on June 24, 1979, Hall of Fame broadcaster Howard Cosell described Chiaverini as "a man who likes to cut the ring in half . . . work the body over, then bring the blows up to the head. And he has knockout power."