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Abril: The Decision Was a Disgrace, I Won This Fight!

by Rick Reeno

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - Lightweight contender Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8KOs) was livid after losing a close twelve round split decision to Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs). The scores were 117-111 Abril, 115-112 and 115-113 for Rios.

Abril believes that he clearly won the fight by at least four to five rounds. He was shocked when the judges gave the fight to Rios. Because Rios failed to make weight on Friday, he was unable to capture the WBA's lightweight title, which still remains vacant.

"We executed our gameplan. We used our height and our reach because we knew that we had the advantage in those categories. The decision, what can I say, it was an obvious disgrace. I won this fight by at least four or five rounds...at least four to five rounds," Arbil said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 04-16-2012

[QUOTE=Scrubber;12006792]Kind of sad when a guy like Abril unknown wins big and gets screwed over. Rios got the hell beat out of him and again the judges screwed the lesser known fighter. something rotten is going on in boxing. small…

Comment by Ruthless One on 04-15-2012

Huge robbery. Anyone who isn't blind can see that. Abril totally owned Rios ala Mayweather-style and was obviously winning but I guess the judges got paid off to let Rios win. Robbery of the DECADE.

Comment by Scrubber on 04-15-2012

shame on boxing for letting a decent fighter get screwed. Rios lost 10 rounds max. sad and disgusting and it was PPV. rotted decision Rios is terrible.

Comment by indystress on 04-15-2012

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;12004817]I wonder if Team Rios still going to complain about the Pacquiao-Marquez decision HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA.[/QUOTE] the funny thing is, pac was the aggressor and landed more punches than marquez...rios on the other hand got outlanded/outpunched, got schooled...and knows he got a…

Comment by indystress on 04-15-2012

[QUOTE=Rox;12004716]i lost respect for team rios...they actually think rios won? lol c0ck suckers[/QUOTE] the sad thing is, team rios knows they lost and got a gift decision, and will never admit that they lost the fight...

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