Abril Willing To Face Brandon Rios at 140, After Bogere

By Pablo Fletes,

Cuban lightweight Richard Abril is training hard for his upcoming fight with Sharif Bogere, scheduled for March 2 in New York City. The fight between Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) and Bogere (23-0, 13KOs) will battle for the WBA's lightweight championship. Showtime will televise the contest.

"Richard has been training for this fight," said Abril's coach Osmiri "El Moro" Fernandez. "We were worried about the postponement of the fight because of the injury Bogere suffered, but Richard was not discouraged and is very motivated to win in the first defense of his [interim] crown," he added.

They were scheduled to fight last November, but Bogere injured his Achilles tendon and the fight had to be moved to March. After Bogere was injured, there were discussions for Abril to face Adrien Broner for the WBC title. But those plans changed. Abril is still willing to face Broner, but he also wants revenge against Brandon Rios, who won a controversial decision over Abril last April.

"First we were told that Richard would fight Adrien Broner, but then the opponent changed. We do not care, Richard is ready to face any fighter in the world at 135 pounds," said Ricardo Rizzo," advisor to Abril's promoter, Dream Team.

"Moreover, he would face Brandon Rios in a rematch. We would not mind agreeing to that fight at 140 pounds, because Richard is a fighter who would do well in that division."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Snake... on 01-14-2013

[QUOTE=Dustaine;12916517]Rumor has it he was robbed, but go watch the fight, Boxrec warrior.[/QUOTE] :haha: robbed? he lost in competitive fights i saw the fights

Comment by Dustaine on 01-14-2013

[quote=commodus;12916514]people are overrating abril due to beating rios (a weight drained rios) at that he still lost to prescott and hank lundy[/quote] Rumor has it he was robbed, but go watch the fights, Boxrec warrior.

Comment by Snake... on 01-14-2013

people are overrating abril due to beating rios (a weight drained rios) at that he still lost to prescott and hank lundy

Comment by Dustaine on 01-14-2013

[quote=ElBossHogg™;12914888]yall just haters, can make a case that abril won but schooling him please. I didint know tickle time was called boxing if thats the case my son is a ATG[/quote] [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by boxing is life on 01-14-2013

Brandon rios may be exciting but he needs to learn how to ****ing box

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