Rios defeats Abril

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  1. truebluefan

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    Unbeaten former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (30-0-1, 22 KO’s) won a highly questionable 12 round split decision on Saturday night against Cuban Richard Abril (17-3-1. 8 KO’s) in a fight with $50,000 of extra bonus money on the line and the interim WBA lightweight title up for grabs for Abril in a fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final judges’ scores were 116-112, 115-112 both for Rios, and 117-111 for Abril.

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