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Abril Remains as Champ, WBA's Investigation Finished

By Hilmar Rojas

After hearing the allegations, the WBA Directorate decided Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8KOs) would remain as Interim Champion.

There were two strong allegations in this case; the first is based on Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios' weight irregularities, and the second, based on the result of the fight held in Las Vegas. The result was a split decision; however, eleven officials who reviewed it and the supervisor agreed Abril had been the winner.

The championships committee's proposal to keep Abril as the interim-champion, was supported by the International officials committee, and the vote was unanimous.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fetta on 05-03-2012

So Abril keeps the belt to pay the sanctions but stoll has a loss while Rios keeps the win and is more than likely moving up in weight to bigger and better things. Good job WBA :fu2:

Comment by alembic on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=arcruz;12075370] 1. Give Abril the full Champion belt 2. Change the loss on Abril's record to a win 3. Change the win on Rios record to a loss 4. Fire the judges who gave the fight to Rios[/QUOTE]Without the first…

Comment by New England on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=arcruz;12075370]This is crap, this is only the interim belt. The WBA needs to do the right thing, but of course they won't. To really fix this: 1. Give Abril the full Champion belt [I][B]2. Change the loss on Abril's record…

Comment by New England on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=FeFist;12073232]Posting in a thread that is based on the sanctioning bodies doing something.............. right.[/QUOTE] pretty sure i saw some pigs flying today [IMG]http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2008/05/pigsfly.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by arcruz on 05-03-2012

This is crap, this is only the interim belt. The WBA needs to do the right thing, but of course they won't. To really fix this: 1. Give Abril the full Champion belt 2. Change the loss on Abril's record…

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