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 Last update:  4/16/2012       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Abril: I'll Fight Brandon Rios at 160 To Get a Rematch
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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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Tags: Brandon Rios , Richard Abril , Rios-Abril , Rios vs Abril



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comment by Mars Volta, on 04-17-2012
[QUOTE=garfios]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 Rios was at fault because he could never time Abril and have...

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]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 are calling him coward (of course we know they are bitter), excessive c...

comment by Mars Volta, on 04-17-2012
[QUOTE=garfios]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, ignorants and fanatics that if the boxer it d...

comment by garfios, on 04-17-2012
[QUOTE=jsfd26]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 power. Maybe if he goes up in weight he will gain some more power. He is too tall for 135 and l...

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