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Arum Jabs Rios vs Abril Referee For Not Taking Points

By Rick Reeno

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum was unhappy with the officiating in Saturday's main event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, which saw Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22KOs) win a controversial twelve round split decision over WBA interim-lightweight champion Richard Abril. The scores were 116-112, 115-112 for Rios and 117-111 for Abril.

Arum felt referee Vic Drakulich allowed Abril to excessively hold Rios, while issuing numerous warnings to the Cuban boxer, but never deducting any points.

"He allowed Abril to hold him the entire fight. He never took any points away. [Mercito] Gesta had a good referee, Robert Byrd. When the Colombian fighter continued to hold him, Byrd told him that he would take away a point and he stopped [holding him]. Then entire fight changed and Gesta knocked him out. Drakulich didn't do that. He let Abril get away with holding Rios without any points being taken away," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ramses07 on 04-15-2012

30-0 lol. richard april can clinch his pillow to sleep tonight.

Comment by KTFO on 04-15-2012

What does a lower contender/B level type of fighter have to do to beat the bigger name guys? Boxing continually stacks the odd's against these little known fighters it's sickening. I'm not a huge fan of the "stick and clinch"…

Comment by Jensen_usmc on 04-15-2012

I don't like Arum, but he's right. Abril didn't come to fight, he won a hugging contest and that stupid ref should have deducted points for excessive holding.

Comment by rckdees on 04-15-2012

i can't stress it enough......bob arum's a scumbag

Comment by PulpFriction on 04-15-2012

F you arum!

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