Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Abril, Tatli Go Face To Face at Helsinki Presser

By Elisinio Castillo, notifight.com

As previously reported, the world lightweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Cuba's Richar April 18-3-1 (8 KOs), will be defending his title against undefeated WBA intercontinental champion Edis Tatli 23-0 (7 KOs) in the challenger's backyard on the 20th of September at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.

Both fighters participated in a packed press conference in Helsinki. 

The champion has more than a year of inactivity due to management issues. In his last fight, he successfully defended his title against Sharif Bogere on March 2, 2013 in Las Vegas.


  
"I'll make his life (Tatli) very difficult on September 20 and then knock him out," Abril said.


 
It will be the first world title fight in Finland since 1962, when Olli Mäki attempted unsuccessfully to dethrone featherweight champion Davey Moore. Tatli only said he hopes the Cuban champion will come to fight and not run away like a hare.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mex602 on 08-14-2014

another cuban track team star... glad the fight is in finland lol #cubanschool

Comment by Tay Roc on 08-13-2014

Another ATG offense-oriented cuban boxer.

Comment by King_ on 08-13-2014

Abril gets a lot of hate on here. Like, he gets so much hate.... people don't even talk about him and he's forced to defend his title against an undefeated fighter in Finland. I give mad props to Abril. Right…

Comment by King_ on 08-13-2014

[QUOTE=New England;14853148]call me a sicko, but i'd love to see miguel vasquez get chased around the ring and eventually beat up by a guy like margarito. scratch that; by margarito himself. i don't know if abril made it to american…

Comment by New England on 08-13-2014

call me a sicko, but i'd love to see miguel vasquez get chased around the ring and eventually beat up by a guy like margarito. scratch that; by margarito himself. i don't know if abril made it to american TV,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box Kevin Lerena vs. Sergio Ramirez at Emperors Palace Anthony Joshua Sees No Reason To Fight in U.S. To Raise Profile Gilberto Ramirez Ready For Golovkin Next: Just Send The Contract! Jermell Charlo: Jarrett Hurd Took My Brother's Title - We Can Unify Keith Thurman: Porter Fought His Way To Earning a Rematch Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios Oscar Valdez Drops, Decisions Miguel Marriaga in Tough Fight Joseph Parker's Promoter Does Not Believe Hughie Fury is Injured Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Max Bursak To Retain WBO Title Shawn Porter Stops Andre Berto in Nine To Earn Thurman Shot Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermell Charlo Knocks Charles Hatley Unconscious In 6th Round Parker's Promoter is Furious: Hughie Fury Claims He is Injured! Shakur Stevenson Makes Pro Debut, Beats Brito in Five Rounds Serrano Stops Santana; Becomes 5-Division Women’s Champ Andre Berto vs. Shawn Porter - CompuBox Historical Review Jessie Magdaleno Destroys Adeilson Dos Santos in Two Rounds Magdaleno: I'm Hungrier Now, Holding This Belt For Many Years Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury is OFF - Confirms WBO President LIVE Top Rank Tripleheader Results From StubHub in Carson Krzysztof Zimnoch Demolishes Michael Grant in Two Rounds Martin Murray Beats Gabe Rosado, Who Loses Temper Over Scores Khurtsidze Blasts Tommy Langford To Earn Billy Joe Saunders Arthur Abraham Punishes Robin Krasniqi, Wins WBO Eliminator
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement