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Photos: Richard Abril, Rigondeaux Receive Their WBA Belts

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Miami, Florida - On Thursday, the current World Boxing Association super bantamweight world champion, Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux officially received his championship belt from WBA president Gilberto Mendoza. The "Jackal" was present at the Hotel Marriot de Dadeland in the South of Florida.

Rigondeaux was accompanied by his physical conditioner DJ Montanocordoba and Ramón Garbey.

“I am grateful to get my title, we are here and we'll keep on working to get to the top,” Rigondeaux said.

Also, Cuban boxer Richard Abril was present. Abril is coming off a controversial decision in his last fight against Brandon Rios. The Cuban fighter received the interim-world title at 135 pounds. 

Abril was accompanied by his promoter Carlos Rodríguez, who along with Abril -expressed their satisfaction with the resolution of the WBA - who gave Abril the interim-championship at 135-pounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BennyST on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;12074790]He may deserve it, but shouldn't be spoonfed it. Abril gets a belt for losing? This ain't the space olympics.[/QUOTE] Why not? Rios was spoonfed when he was given a win that was hugely undeserving. The simple fact is that…

Comment by kozone on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=spoonwars;12074790]He may deserve it, but shouldn't be spoonfed it. Abril gets a belt for losing? This ain't the space olympics.[/QUOTE] ok hes getting spoon fed because there giving him his interim belt that was his before the fight and still…

Comment by kozone on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;12074703]Robbed?? Someone took his bicycle? Abril simply showed that jabbing like a girl, and hugging and running can play with people's minds making them believe he won. Cowards don't win. Nobody wants to watch his fights. Except some cuban traitors.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=budfr;12074703]Robbed?? Someone took his bicycle? Abril simply showed that jabbing like a girl, and hugging and running can play with people's minds making them believe he won. Cowards don't win. Nobody wants to watch his fights. Except some cuban traitors.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=Carlos Alberto;12074241]I have lots of respect for Cuban boxers; especially these two. [B]They are a bit on the boring side but they are the true meaning of boxing: hit and don't get hit![/B][/QUOTE] Good post. People have different tastes. If…

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