Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garica-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dominik Britsch - On Weight For War Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut Abel Sanchez: Ruiz, Parker Will Hit Each Other, Hurt Each Other Will Khalid Yafai Expand the Picture at 115? Jackson: Kovalev Was 5-1 After Six, Was 3-3 With Ward in Last Six Molina Warns Joshua: You Slip Up Once and You Will Be Dancing!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement