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Brandon Rios-Richard Abril Agreed, Gamboa Being Sued

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a deal was reached for WBA interim-lightweight champion Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8KOs) to face Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs) on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Rios and Abril were involved in a minor altercation at a press conference last week in Miami.

Rios was intially scheduled to fight Yuriorkis Gamboa, who was moving up by two weight divisions to make the match. However, Gamboa no-showed last week's press conferences in Miami and Los Angeles - and he refused to move forward with the fight, citing differences with his promoters Top Rank and Ahmet Oner.

HBO was scheduled to televise Rios-Gamboa, but the network took a pass on Rios-Abril. Top Rank is currently working on a television deal. Junior welterweight Mike Alvarado will still collide with Mauricio Herrera in the co-feature.

Meanwhile, Top Rank has officially filed a federal lawsuit against Gamboa to recover damages. Among other things, Top Rank claims Gamboa not only agreed to take the Rios fight - he was forwarded an advance on the money [Gamboa allegedly accepted a $70,000 advance]. Gamboa also cost Top Rank thousands of dollars when he allegedly requested the scheduling of a press conference in his hometown of Miami, which he no-showed.

Between the time he accepted the deal on February 16th, and the time he made a decision to withdraw - Top Rank is claiming that a rival promoter [or promoters, indivdiuals outside of Top Rank] spoke to Gamboa and persuaded the Cuban boxer to withdraw from the Rios contest. The alleged culprits have not been named in the legal documents.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jensen_usmc on 03-22-2012

[QUOTE=flint;11889078]no he didnt. this is a great move[/QUOTE] Well he shouldnt be calling people out! This would have been a good fight, but i guess he relized hes not Pacquiao and moving up 2 weight divisions isn't smart for him…

Comment by Hayehammer on 03-15-2012

gamboa is ruined!

Comment by Osirus022 on 03-15-2012

A contract was not signed, only thing he should be paying back is the advances. Top Rank got embarrassed and is now looking to get revenge. Pricks

Comment by AdamantiumPI on 03-15-2012

flock this fight. wish rios wouldve held out and demanded someone better. but this is a last minute replacement

Comment by jcamarena79 on 03-15-2012

Bob Arum....another of his Telenovelas !! I just don't know what to believe anymore !!

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