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  1. Richard Abril-Jorge Linares fight set for Nov. 10 in Tokyo

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight and junior lightweight titlist Jorge Linares will get a shot to win a belt in a third weight division when he challenges lightweight titleholder Richard Abril on Nov. 10 in Tokyo.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  2. Abril-Bogere: No interim about it

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril got a bit of a surprise recently as he was preparing for his fight with Sharif Bogere, which comes off on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Abril, who has held an interim lightweight title since outpointing...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  3. World lightweight title fight between Richard Abril and Sharif Bo...

    Dan Rafael

    Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs), a Miami-based Cuban, will face Las Vegas-based Uganda native Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) for a vacant lightweight world title.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  4. Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jayson Velez headline Apollo tripleheader

    Dan Rafael

    One of boxing's most passionate nationalistic rivalries will be renewed when featherweight titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon of Mexico defends his belt against Jayson Velez of Puerto Rico on March 2 at the Apollo Theater in New York.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  5. Sharif Bogere withdraws from bout with Achilles injury

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight contender Sharif Bogere has suffered partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, forcing him to withdraw from a fight for a vacant world title against interim titleholder Richard Abril.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  6. Ring Tones: Abril burned by Rios

    Dan Rafael

    No mincing words here: ESPN.com's Dan Rafael believes Richard Abril got "hosed" in a split decision loss to Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas. Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments section below or give us a shout on Twitter....

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. Richard Abril victimized by bad decision

    Dan Rafael

    The joke's on Richard Abril, apparently: After dominating Brandon Rios for 12 rounds, two incompetent judges managed to hoodwink Abril of victory and a lightweight belt.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2012
  8. Brandon Rios fails to make weight for lightweight world title fig...

    Dan Rafael

    For the second consecutive time, Brandon Rios failed Friday to make the 135-pound limit for a lightweight world title fight.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  9. Brandon Rios vs. Richard Abril title fight to feature $50K winner...

    Dan Rafael

    To add a little spice to the lightweight title fight between Brandon Rios and Richard Abril, Top Rank president Todd duBoef announced Friday that the winner will receive a $50,000 bonus on top of his base purse.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2012
  10. Abril isn't just a fall guy for Rios

    Dan Rafael

    Brandon Rios had never heard of Richard Abril until very recently -- and Rios is fighting him this weekend -- so don't feel left out of the loop if Abril's name doesn't ring any bells. That said, ESPN.com's Dan Rafael claims Abril, a solid Cuban c...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  11. Brandon Rios finds new rival in Richard Abril

    Dan Rafael

    Brandon Rios didn't get the fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa that had the lightweight contender -- and fans everywhere -- so excited. But it didn't take him long to find a new foil in Richard Abril.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  12. Richard Abril signs to face Brandon 'Bam Bam' Rios; HBO deal stil...

    Dan Rafael

    Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, left without an opponent for April 14 after Yuriorkis Gamboa bailed last week, will instead face Richard Abril for a vacant lightweight title, Top Rank announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2012