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Broner vs. Abril in Talks For February 16th on HBO

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Carlos Rodríguez, president of Dream Team Boxing, has confirmed that he's negotiating with Golden Boy Promotions for Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8KOs) to face WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21KOs) on February 16th on HBO.

"We are negotiating with Broner, and I can say that there's an 80% chance that this fight will take place. The people from Golden Boy seem to be interested in this bout, which will be a great step forward for my fighter," Rodriguez said.

Golden Boy would like Broner to face WBO champion Ricky Burns, but Burns suffered a setback on Wednesday when his scheduled defense for this coming Saturday was postponed until January 26th.

Abril has been inactive since April's controversial split decision loss to Brandon Rios. He was then scheduled to fight Sharife Bogere for the vacant WBA crown. That fight was canceled when Bogere suffered an injury in training.

Broner captured the WBC title last month with a TKO win over Antonio DeMarco.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=PBP;12810180]Yeah this is what I read: [url]http://******.craveonline.com/blog/176415-vazquez-craves-shot-at-broner[/url] But it goes to show you, it's two sides to every story.[/QUOTE] thats soo true, each team claim wath they want.....but it is also true that Vasquez just call out broner in his…

Comment by PBP. on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;12810108]I think you got the wrong source, there was an article in Bad left hook about Vasquez talking about Borner's team turning down that fight.....aparently was the first one presented to Broners team and they said hell no....(no money) give…

Comment by kiaba360 on 12-13-2012

Good [B]s[/B]hit! bad news with Rigo/Poonsawat, and good news with Broner/Abril.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12808244]Let the real fans tune in to Broner vs Abril. We all know this is a risky fight and even in losing, Abril will most likely walk out of the ring having people doubt if Broner is that good to…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 12-13-2012

[QUOTE=PBP;12808165]Richard Schaefer said something about Vasquez turning down $350k for that fight in a recent article. But this is the same guy that justified Canelo vs Josesito so anything he says should be taken with a grain of salt I…

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