Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Abril Ready For Brandon Rios After Busting Acosta Up

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Cuba's Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs) is ready for a world title shot, after he returned from Panama with the interim-lightweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA). This past Saturday night he captured the interim-belt by busting up former champion Miguel "Aguacerito''Acosta (29-5-2, 23KOs) with three knockdowns to win a twelve round unanimous decision.

"We prepared very hard for this fight. We did not leave any room for surprises, because we knew we were practically in our opponent's house,'' said Abril's trainer Osmiri Fernandez. "Richard has overcome a lot and his confrontation with Rios will be even bigger.''

Abril is now in line for a shot at the full WBA champion Brandon Rios, who defends his belt against John Murray on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito undercard on December 3rd at New York's Madison Square Garden.

"I am very happy with this result, because it puts me right where I wanted to be - in direct line to fight for the division's big title. We do not know when I'll get in the ring with Rios, but I'll be prepared for that moment. For now, I will enjoy this win,'' Abril told George Ebro.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KJB on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=garfios;11330495]So he just completely dominated an ex-champ that gave Rios a good beating and if I recall correctly he seems a little bit on the quitting side (Rios), before succumbing to him, won the interim belt and just beacuse you…

Comment by chiguy91 on 10-25-2011

kevin mitchell has talked himself into a good assbeating after rios takes care of murray, wouldn't mind seeing either guy get in there with him. he should be moving up soon though, so who knows.

Comment by kokingbill on 10-25-2011

[QUOTE=garfios;11330495]So he just completely dominated an ex-champ that gave Rios a good beating and if I recall correctly he seems a little bit on the quitting side (Rios), before succumbing to him, won the interim belt and just beacuse you…

Comment by *Khan on 10-24-2011

I haven't seen this Abril guy fight, but I can tell that Rios fight took alot out of Acosta.

Comment by garfios on 10-24-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11329998]Never heard of the guy. Fight is never going to happen, shut up.[/QUOTE] So he just completely dominated an ex-champ that gave Rios a good beating and if I recall correctly he seems a little bit on the quitting side…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Bob Arum: Blame Me if Pacquiao-Horn Isn't a Competitive Fight! Diego De La Hoya Ready For Battle in San Luis, Argentina Povetkin Back in Good Graces of The WBA, WBO, Says Ryabinsky Smith: Don't Think I'm Getting Deserved Credit for KO of Hopkins Pacquiao Not Looking Past Horn, But Wants Mayweather Rematch Charlo-Heiland, Washington-Miller Set For Broner-Garcia Card Mikey Garcia: Unless a Lucky Punch, I Don't See How Broner Wins Antoine Douglas vs. Bruno Sandoval Set For July 14th Roach: To Get Mayweather, Pacquiao Must Impress With Horn Sergey Kovalev Eyes New Trainer, Move To New Weight Class Photos: Vijender Singh, Zulpikar Maimaitiali - Go Face To Face Marco Huck is Pumped To Join World Boxing Super Series Uzcategui's Agent on Dirrell Rematch Order, Lawson Court Case Arum: Pacquiao-Horn on ESPN is "a Gift" for Boxing Fans Pacquiao's Future, Beyond Horn, is Uncertain at The Moment Broner Wishes He Had Always Trained as Hard as Mayweather Tyson Fury: Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook After Knockdown Roach: If Pacquiao Struggles With Horn, Might Be Time To Retire Tim Tszyu Will Now Face Chris Khan, Nathan Webber is Out Photos: Manny Pacquiao Grinding Hard in Brisbane For Horn Chavez Sr: Today My Brother Was Killed, Tomorrow it Could Be Me Horn: Getting a Marquez KO of Pacquiao Has Been Our Main Point Micki Nielsen Returns on July 8 in Ludwigshafen, Germany Feel free to hate Mayweather-McGregor, but for the right reasons Andre Ward Mulling Next Move, Doubts Stevenson Will Fight Hopkins Urges Mayweather, McGregor: Make Fight Free For Fans! Photos: Miguel Cruz vs. Alex Martin - PBC on FS1 Official Weights Jeff Horn: I'm Going To Give Manny Pacquiao a Really Hard Fight Chavez Sr. Vows To Get Payback For The Murder of His Brother Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement