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|Real name||Richar Abril|
10 August 1982 |
|Wins by KO||8|
Richard "Richar" Abril (born 10 August 1982 in Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer.
Most Cuban boxers have defected to go professional over the past few years amid considerable fanfare for outstanding amateur careers. However, this wasn’t the case for Abril, a very good former amateur in his own right, having fought over 200 bouts. Unlike his countrymen who can’t return to the island, he is still able to return regularly to Cuba and spend time with friends and family. Several years ago, Abril won a lottery system, allowing him to freely come and go to and from Cuba. At the age of 23, Abril made his professional debut against Carlos Pena.
On October 22, 2011, Abril defeated Miguel Acosta by twelfth-round unanimous decision for the interim WBA Lightweight title.
After a proposed bout with Cuban superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa fell through, Brandon Rios agreed to face off with Richar Abril on April 14, 2012 in Las Vegas. In a controversial split-decision, Rios maintained his winning streak despite most fans and analysts believing Abril comprehensively won the fight.
Professional boxing record
|18 Wins (8 knockouts, 10 decisions), 3 Losses (0 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw|
|Win||18-3-1||Sharif Bogere||UD||12||2013-03-02||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBA Lightweight Title.|
|Loss||17-3-1||Brandon Rios||SD||12||2012-04-14||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||For vacant WBA Lightweight Title, Rios failed to make weight.|
|Win||17-2-1||Miguel Acosta||UD||12||2011-10-22||Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama||Won Interim WBA Lightweight Title.|
|Win||16-2-1||Sergio Rivera||TKO||5 (10)||2011-08-12||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||15-2-1||Julio Camano||UD||11||2011-07-30||Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica||Defended WBA Fedelatin Lightweight Title.|
|Win||14-2-1||Miguel Angel Munguia||TKO||5 (10)||2010-12-10||Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Lightweight Title.|
|Win||13-2-1||Jose Reyes||UD||10||2010-10-19||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida||Won vacant WBC Latino Lightweight Title.|
|Loss||12-2-1||Henry Lundy||SD||10||2010-01-22||The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Win||12-1-1||Juan Ramon Cruz||TKO||5 (8)||2009-12-04||LaCovacha, Miami, Florida|
|Win||11-1-1||Hensley Strachan||UD||6||2009-08-21||Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Loss||10-1-1||Breidis Prescott||SD||10||2008-06-27||War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Win||10-0-1||Marty Robbins||UD||8||2008-05-30||Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||9-0-1||Marcos Hernandez||TKO||1 (6)||2008-02-29||National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland|
|Win||8-0-1||Derrick Samuels||TKO||1 (6)||2007-03-02||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||7-0-1||Marcus Luck||TKO||2 (6)||2007-01-20||Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||6-0-1||Ibn Shakir||KO||1 (6)||2006-10-26||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina|
|Draw||5-0-1||Marcus Broadnax||PTS||6||2006-08-18||Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida|
|Win||5-0||Flud Lawson||TKO||1 (4)||2006-07-28||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||4-0||Troy Harden||UD||4||2006-06-30||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida|
|Win||3-0||Angino Perez||UD||4||2006-04-19||Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach, Florida|
|Win||2-0||Andres Navarro||UD||4||2006-01-27||Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida|
|Win||1-0||Carlos Pena||UD||4||2005-12-09||Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida||Abril's professional debut.|
- "Richar Abril professional boxing record". BoxRec.com.
Title last held byRobert Guerrero
|WBA Lightweight Interim Champion
October 22, 2011 – February 28, 2013
Title next held byYuriorkis Gamboa
Title last held byBrandon Ríos
as Regular Champion
|WBA Lightweight Champion
February 28, 2013 – present