Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Richard Abril: The Rios Fight Was Easier Than I Thought - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  4/15/2012       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Richard Abril: The Rios Fight Was Easier Than I Thought
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

By Ryan Burton

WBA interm-lightweight champion Richard Abril (17-3) revealed to BoxingScene.com that his
fight against Brandon Rios (30-0) wasn't as tough as he imagined it would be.  Although
Abril suffered a split decision loss on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the consensus at ringside was that the Cuban had won the majority of the rounds of the fight.

"The fight was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I was able to block his shots and the fight went according to the plan my trainer (Osmiri Fernandez) made for the fight," said Abril.

Abril said that the key to the fight was that he dictated the pace and didn't get into a brawl with Rios. The Oxnard, CA based Rios is used to imposing his will on his opponents and breaks them down as the fight goes on.

"Rios is used to fighters fighting his fight. I was able to switch it up and I forced him to fight my fight," Abril told BoxingScene. 

Abril's trainer said that if a rematch against Rios can't be secured that they would speak to the WBA about fighting a highly ranked contender and also mentioned interest in unifying titles with WBC champion Antonio DeMarco or facing undefeated contender Mercito Gesta.

Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.com Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Brandon Rios , Richard Abril , Rios-Abril , Rios vs Abril


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Dat, on 04-17-2012
Of course it was easy Abril, Rios is a bum-- you just exposed him for being the bum that he truly is. It was great that you schooled Rios, too bad Uncle Bob wouldn't let you win.

comment by sebastianb7312, on 04-16-2012
TR Boxing is no way gna let that rematch happen.. Same way they didnt want marquez to rematch Pacroid after her got exposed.. By next year Rios, Jr, Pacroid are gna be done... ITs gna be time for a blood in the sport of Boxing.. No more guys fighting no namers to get fame but still getting spanke...

comment by Camp Beast, on 04-16-2012
The way Abril schooled Rios made it look easy for him. I doubt Arum will let Rios rematch Abril though. He has other plans, i.e., Rios getting the win. I definitely think Abril deserves a big fight now after that clinic he put on. Made a fan out of me!

comment by BreWall, on 04-16-2012
[QUOTE=Pikachu5000]Boxing is more about personalities nowadays. The fans decide about who they think is cute, has a better personality etc... No one comes to actually see a boxing match.[/QUOTE] I don't give a fckk about these two boxers. I would have loved to see Abril beat the crap out of Ri...

comment by Rafael Trujillo, on 04-16-2012
Abril won that fight, no doubt about it. Anyone else that says otherwise is blind like an earthworm, or a tree.

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (34) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Sulaiman Wants To Summit With O...
  Chavez Jr: No Top Rank Extensio...
  Bernard Hopkins Tried to Stop S...
  Hopkins, Schaefer Respond to Sh...
  Wladimir Klitschko Eyes Another...
  Shawn Porter: No Issues With Me...
  Hopkins Hints Again at Desire t...
  Stevenson-Hopkins: Schaefer Mul...
  Quigg: I Want Santa Cruz, Marti...
  Malignaggi OK; CAT Scans Clean,...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved. Material may not be replicated in any manner without the written consent of BoxingScene.com