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Team Abril Plan To Protest Brandon Rios Decision Loss

By Miguel Rivera, notifight.com

International boxing adviser, Ricardo Rizzo, has expressed his anger with Saturday's controversial decision in the lightweight contest involving Brandon Rios and Richard Abril. At the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Rizzo's boxer, lost a twelve round split decision to Rios. The vast majority of the media at ringside, and those watching on pay-per-view, scored the contest in favor of Abril.

"With these [decisions] in Las Vegas, boxing loses credibility. It seems that Top Rank fighters are protected. Even the pay-per-view commentators said that Abril took Brandon Rios to school. Abril was fighting him in the old [school] style and the judges in Las Vegas are the most stupid out there. We strongly protest the decision of these judges, who are incompetent," Rizzo said.

At the end of the twelve rounds, local judges Jerry Roth and Glenn Trowbridge had it for Rios - 116-112 and 115-113. An the third judge, Adalaide Byrd scored the fight for Abril with 117-111.

Rizzo says one of the main problems in Nevada is the local commission's refusal to allow international judges to work the important fights.
 
"Only Adalaide Byrd, an international judge of the WBA and WBO, issued the correct score. I want to appeal to the WBA to rectify this result. Promoters and global agencies must join together to force the Nevada State Athletic Commission accept the participation of international judges, just like the rest of the world," Rizzo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pony Boy on 04-17-2012

I hope something is done to rectify this situation. Not only are they robbing Abril but also his family. He deserves the win. This is a wake up call for all the boxers when they fight for title fights. They…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 04-17-2012

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Comment by Scrubber on 04-17-2012

What a rotten stench coming out of Vegas Boxing and the judges. Seems almost unfair lesser known fighters get screwed out of winning by judges who make horrific decisions that are absurd. Post the scores round by round so the…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 04-17-2012

Hopefully they do file and hopefully they do win.

Comment by CAMPER on 04-17-2012

Let's be real, how often do you actually see a robbery get overturned? ESPECIALLY when Arum or Sulaiman are involved! I won't get my hopes up but I hope they at least give Abril an immediete rematch and give the…

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