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Abril: I'll Fight Brandon Rios at 160 To Get a Rematch

By Ryan Burton

Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8KOs) feels like he left the ring a winner on Saturday night, even after his controversial split decision loss to Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The consensus at ringside was that Abril had done more than enough to walk out of the fight as the victor.
 
"With all of my heart I feel that I won. The announcers on TV said I won. All of the Cubans and all of my people in Miami know I won so I feel like a winner," Abril told BoxingScene.com

The Cuban fighter said that he feels that his performance deserves a rematch. Shortly after the fight, Rios told BoxingScene and the rest of the press that he was moving up to the junior welterweight limit. Abril doesn't have any problems making the 135 pound lightweight limit but said that he would gladly move up to 140 pounds to secure a rematch with Rios.

"Of course I want a rematch with Rios. I have no problem fighting him at 140. I would fight him at 160 if that is what it would take to get a rematch," Abril said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mars Volta on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12013992]Oh, I never excused that freaking decision but two wrongs doesn't make one right, Abril is a boxer not a brawler and ppl here are calling him coward (of course we know they are bitter), excessive clinching when in reality…

Comment by Phantomas on 04-17-2012

There must be a rematch, I hope Rios and Aarum don´t run away like thieves.

Comment by garfios on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=Mars Volta;12013944]well now you guys know how it feels when santa cruz was robbed vs casa[/QUOTE] Oh, I never excused that freaking decision but two wrongs doesn't make one right, Abril is a boxer not a brawler and ppl here…

Comment by Mars Volta on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=garfios;12013938]Paisano, Mexicans fanatics (thankfully the minority of Mexicans fans) call boring when their Idol lose, it doesn't matter, they want the boxer to stay still and trade with the brawler they call that "boxing", and then they are so blind,…

Comment by garfios on 04-17-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12009704]I think one of the reasons why people don't like Abril is cause of his lack of power but the blame it on the holding which they BOTH did. He does not pot shot, it's just that he has no…

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