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Abril: I'll Show Brandon Rios That Cuban Boxing is Superior

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Miami, Fla - Cuban lightweight contender Richard "The Tiger" Abril 17-2-1 (8 KO's) is very confident about his ability to defeat "Bam Bam" Brandon Rios 29-0-1 (22 KO's) on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The fight will be a Top Rank pay-per-view event and distributed by HBO. And the vacant WBA title is on the line.

Abril is putting in a lot of work in the gym with his trainer Osmiri "El Moro Jr" Fernández.

“I trust my skills. We are training to fight for twelve rounds. I won't be looking to get a knockout, that is something that's going to come during the course of the fight. I have better boxing ability than Rios and our common opponent, Venezuelan Miguel Acosta, showed that I’m a better boxer than Brandon,” said Abril.

“Brandon Rios doesn’t know what's waiting for him on the night of the fight. I’m going to show him that I’m better than him and that Cuban boxing is very superior to the boxing of other countries. I’m better than Brandon. To the fans and the team of Rios - I will give them a surprise on April 14th in Las Vegas."

“Brandon's style is not a problem for me. I like these kind of fighters because I know how to neutralize them. He will try to put pressure on me and we will work to neutralize his attacks."

Abril's trainer said - “We are training for a hard fight. “Bam Bam” is strong and we know that he is a big puncher, but Richard has better boxing ability and technical skills. We will come to Las Vegas in the best condition possible for this fight and we will return with the title to Miami.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bombs on 03-20-2012

Try to save the cuban boxing image bro because Gamhoe'a wiped it against the floor. I really hope Abrils brings his mouth in his gloves for the fight, not like his cuban whore sister Yurichicken Gamhoe'a.

Comment by kozone on 03-20-2012

[QUOTE=Cuauhtémoc1502;11911591]Brandon Rios has definitely a Mexican style. He was taught by Robert Garcia who learned from his father who is Mexican. It's a come forward style, that goes hard to the body and wears you down.[/QUOTE] very true Mexican go…

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 03-20-2012

Brandon Rios has definitely a Mexican style. He was taught by Robert Garcia who learned from his father who is Mexican. It's a come forward style, that goes hard to the body and wears you down.

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-20-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;11911296]Dulorme, I don't know any Cuban prospects that look quite as promising. Velazquez is also a real good talent, what's happening with him? But I'd say at this point in time you'd have to rank Cuba above PR, in terms…

Comment by HeroBando on 03-20-2012

[QUOTE=Check;11908918]Bam Bam is American he was born here but he certainly has Mexican decent. He even reps both flags but that's for another conversation. Cuba is doing good and p4p might be the best nation but just overall I'd have…

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