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Richard Abril: I Will Prove That Brandon Rios is No Lion

By Reynaldo Sanchez

WBA interim-lightweight champion Richard Abril (17-2-1, 8KOs) is getting more and more confident as his training camp continues for the upcoming showdown with Brandon Rios (29-0-1, 22KOs) on April 14th at the Mandalay Bay is Las Vegas. The vacant WBA title will be on the line.

“On April 14th, I am going to show [the fans] that Rios isn’t the Lion that [his camp and promoters] are painting him to be,” Abril said.

Trainer Osmiri Fernandez said - “This has been the longest and best training camp that Abril has had for any fight We are confident in our boxer and he will go to Las Vegas to make a great fight and to conquer this title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mex602 on 04-06-2012

[QUOTE=Tmann400;11974007]I'm telling you guys, DON'T be surprised when you're seeing Rios struggle badly with Abril, Abril is cut from the cloth of craftiness, and although he's a bit awkward looking in his style, he has under-appreciated and underrated skills. The…

Comment by HMICHMIC on 04-05-2012

Great Boxer beat Top Pressure Fighters. Good or Okay Boxers Usually dont beat Great Pressure Fighters. Especially If they have no Pop which Abril does not have. So Easy Win For Rios Once Abril is forced to stand his ground.

Comment by Corelone on 04-05-2012

Abril can't be all that good, he's only the second guy that I remember that lost to Breidis Prescott, and I really don't remember him either.

Comment by LaBéstia on 04-05-2012

Bunch of morons in this thread... Rios is one of the best right now... Nothing special? Haters are going to hate... I wont be surprised when he is in the top 5 p4p and people will still call him NOTHING.…

Comment by Tmann400 on 04-05-2012

Also, not that I believe in triangular theories, which I don't. If you look at Rios-Acosta, you'll see early on that Rios looked in danger of losing in the first five rounds, if not looking to possibly get stopped by…

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