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Abril Injures Ankle, Withdraws From Linares Fight

By Pablo Fletes

BoxingScene.com/NotiFight.com have received confirmed that Cuban boxer Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8KOs), the lightweight champion of World Boxing Association (WBA), is unable to move forward with a scheduled defense on November 10 in Tokyo, Japan, with Venezuelan former world champion Jorge "El Niño of Oro "Linares (34-3, 22KOs). Abril suffered and injury to his right ankle in a training session this week in Miami, Florida.

Osmiri "El Moro" Fernandez, who is Abril's trainer and part of promotional company Dream Team, confirmed that Abril suffered the injury on Wednesday in a sparring session in Miami. At the time of the injury, the champ received first aid from his coach and then was checked by a doctor who ordered him to rest for more than a week.

"Our goal is to defend the title, but as it stands right now it's impossible," Fernandez said.

Ricardo Rizzo, the advisor to Dream Team, has already contacted promoter Akihiko Honda, director of Teiken Promotions, to advise him of Abril's injury.

"Richar is not afraid of Linares, or any other fighter. This is not a matter of fear, this is the fighter's health and we can not take him to fight in Japan with this ankle injury," said Rizzo.

The Dream Team advisor said Honda hopes to reschedule the fight for December 7th or December 31st, two dates where Teiken Promotions has scheduled events for the end of the year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Young Stribling on 11-02-2013

[QUOTE=Cuerno~de~Chivo;13893213]Haha keep hating Cubans You guys no balls to actually fight I give props to to even Filipinos they have balls I want PAC to win so we can see PAC vs money even though it won't happen Us Mexicans…

Comment by Cuerno~de~Chivo on 11-02-2013

[QUOTE=kozone;13893437]Lmao your soo pathetic it's sad!!! Did your girl leave you for a Cuban? You sound butt hurt cuernito!! Btw how many Olympic medals does Mexico have in boxing? Take your time puta I'll wait... Cubans equal quality Mexicans equal…

Comment by mex602 on 11-02-2013

[QUOTE=kozone;13893437]Lmao your soo pathetic it's sad!!! Did your girl leave you for a Cuban? You sound butt hurt cuernito!! Btw how many Olympic medals does Mexico have in boxing? Take your time puta I'll wait... Cubans equal quality Mexicans equal…

Comment by Light_Speed on 11-01-2013

I'm actually happy about this because they're my two favorite lightweights and I want them to knock off guys like Burns or Vazquez before facing each other.

Comment by kozone on 11-01-2013

[QUOTE=Cuerno~de~Chivo;13893232]Talk when you Gus actually produce a boxer with balls There is a reason why we produce ppv fighters Meanwhile in Miami Cubans don't support your best boxer rigo too busy hanging on LeBrons nuts Idk I'm wasting time with…

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