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Abril, Bogere, Russell Jr. Test Clean After Recent Fights

By Jake Donovan

The March 2 lightweight tilt between Richard Abril and Sharif Bogere didn’t feature a lot of clean action amidst a 12-round maul fest, but both fighters at least produced clean drug test results.

All of the fighters who appeared on the seven-fight card at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas were tested for steroids and drugs. All 14 fighters tested negative, which means all results stand.

Abril (18-3-1, 8KO) defended his upgraded lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Bogere in the evening’s main event. The lack of sustained action made for a difficult viewing experience among the 1,448 in attendance, which drew a live gate of $116,250. 

The bout was first official defense of his alphabet belt. Abril entered the promotion as an interim titlist – a status he maintained even after last April’s loss to Brandon Rios due to Rios’ failure to make weight – but received a last minute upgrade to full titlist.

The defense marked his first fight since the aforementioned loss to Rios and his first win since scoring a unanimous decision over former titlist Miguel Acosta in Oct. ’11.

Bogere (23-1, 15KO) suffered his first loss in what also served as his first crack at a major title. The Ugandan export – now based out of Vegas – hadn’t fought since last June, with this particular fight postponed and also relocated.

The co-feature battle wasn’t much better, as Gary Russell fought through an injury to pitch a 10-round shutout over Vyacheslav Gusev.

Both bouts aired live on Showtime.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by anonymous2.0 on 03-14-2013

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;13145377]Why is this news?[/QUOTE] Because unfortunately we're at the point where PEDs are rampart in boxing. The good news is more and more people are admitting its a problem and some are even trying to do something about it.

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 03-14-2013

[QUOTE=1PunchKOPOW!;13145307]Nervous? No he looked disappointed and upset about his hand. And the glove ripped where the laces go not the fist area. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] Yes he looked nervous and awkard. Like he felt people were on…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 03-14-2013

Why is this news?

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 03-14-2013

[quote=ElMeroChingon] Quote: Originally Posted by BIGPOPPAPUMP The March 2 lightweight tilt between Richard Abril and Sharif Bogere didn’t feature a lot of clean action amidst a 12-round maul fest, but both fighters at least produced clean drug test results. All…

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 03-14-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13145126]The March 2 lightweight tilt between Richard Abril and Sharif Bogere didn’t feature a lot of clean action amidst a 12-round maul fest, but both fighters at least produced clean drug test results. All of the fighters who appeared on…

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