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Brandon Rios-Richard Abril: Ref Selected, Judges Are Set

By Ryan Burton

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Vic Drakulich has been selected to be the third man in the ring for the WBA lightweight championship fight between Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs) and interm-champion Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8KOs). The fight takes place on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and is the main event of an HBO split-site pay-per-view televised card that will also broadcast the WBO interim-junior welterweight title fight between 3 division champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Sergey Fedchenko from Mexico City, Mexico.

Veteran judges Jerry Roth, Adalaide Byrd and Glen Trowbridge were selected to score the fight. All three reside in Las Vegas.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-01-2012

I wouldn't go across the street to c this if it was free...Rios will hammer the standup/no power Abril...as 4 officials the 1 I never cared 4 is Byrd...she has had some terrible off nights, ...

Comment by Simply Zyzz on 04-01-2012

zero ****s given about this card..

Comment by newcastleking on 04-01-2012

Thats right Rios, move ahead and fight on.

Comment by Bababoey970 on 04-01-2012

Was gonna buy it but I might have a baby shower to attend to.

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