Richard Abril Confronts Brandon Rios To Fight, With Video

Text and video by Reynaldo Sanchez

MIAMI, FLA. - Cuban lightweight contender Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8KOs), who is also the WBA's interim-lightweight champion, confronted former champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at Versailles Restaurant on Southwest 8th St. Rios showed up to a press conference put together by Top Rank, to officially announce his fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa for April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  As previously reported, Gamboa no-showed the press conference and now their fight appears to be in jeopardy .

After exchanging words, Rios and Abril went face to face and nearly traded punches before others stepped in to break it up.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iseah100 on 03-06-2012

Who is this clown? Get out of here man Rios ain't gonna fight a bum. His career won't advance at all by KO'ing you.

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-06-2012

Abril's standup boxer w/no pop & Rios would ko him before 8...

Comment by Blue Mercury on 03-06-2012

All of a sudden...

Comment by damit305 on 03-06-2012

Abril the opportunist!

Comment by cheo1900 on 03-06-2012

man i feel bad for rios. i hope the fight isnt over. i love both fighters. gamboa just went down a peg or two on my fav list damnnn this is the worst boxing news ive heard since the marquez…

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