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 Last update:  4/15/2012       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Richard Abril is Allowed To Retain WBA's Interim Title
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By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up to Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8KOs) and his trainer Osmiri Fernandez shortly after his controversial twelve round split decision loss to Brandon Rios (30-0, 22KOs) at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. 

Fernandez advised BoxingScene that he spoke to officials from the WBA and Abril will retain his WBA interm-lightweight title even with the loss. Rios was ineligle to win the title when he weighed in 2-pounds over the weight limit.

"I talked to the WBA and they told me that Richard will remain the interm-champion," Fernandez told BoxingScene.

I also asked Fernandez who he would like to see Abril face if their efforts to secure a rematch are unsuccessful.

"We would like to unify titles.  We would like to fight someone like Antonio DeMarco. We also wouldn't mind fighting (Mercito) Gesta who fought on this card," Fernandez revealed.
 
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Tags: Brandon Rios , Richard Abril , Rios-Abril , Rios vs Abril


 

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comment by nycsmooth, on 04-16-2012
how can he keep something when he lost ite bout, regardless of Rios??WBA =worst boxing association

Abril is a champion
comment by Scrubber, on 04-15-2012
Abril a champion- Rios a turd

comment by RyunosukeRonin, on 04-15-2012
Yes Abril got a bad decsion but he'll still get to fight for the WBA title most likely in his next bout and will be recognized as the real winner of the fight by just about everybody so given the circumstances it could of been worse

comment by newcastleking, on 04-15-2012
rios showed how limited he is, and abril showed how boring of a fighter he is. Alvarado could maybe stop rios at 140

comment by DoktorSleepless, on 04-15-2012
Doesn't the interim title make him the mandatory for full title? Since it's vacant, shouldn't he be fighting that full title next?

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