Join Date: Jan 2012
Total Points: 2,190,009,603,643,824.00
I say, yes. Based on the rules:
1. Broner beat DeMarco (now #3) the #1 guy at 135 already
2. Burns (#4) decided to fight a bum in January instead of take the Broner fight in February
3. Broner and Vasquez (#2) can't come to terms for some reason (both sides have publicly made their excuses)
Abril is the next guy on the list and ranked in the top 5 so the only issue is whether Abril is worthy enough.
He schooled Rios (WBA acknowledges this) who is top 5 at 140 and was once ranked top 5 at 135 (I think) and his only two losses are close, split decisions.