Richar Abril

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Richar Abril
Richar Abril at the public workout.jpg
Abril in Helsinki (August 2014)
Statistics
Real name Richar Abril
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality Cuban
Born (1982-08-10) 10 August 1982 (age 34)
Cuba
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 20
Wins by KO 8
Losses 3
Draws 1

Richard "Richar" Abril (born 10 August 1982 in Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer.

Professional career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (8 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Losses (0 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 20-3-1 United States Jerry Belmontes UD 10 2016-06-03 United States Resorts World New York City, Queens, New York
Win 19-3-1 Albania Edis Tatli MD 12 2014-09-20 Finland Hartwall Arena, Helsinki Retained WBA Lightweight title.
Win 18-3-1 Uganda Sharif Bogere UD 12 2013-03-02 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA Lightweight title.
Loss 17-3-1 United States Brandon Rios SD 12 2012-04-14 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For vacant WBA Lightweight title.
Rios fails to make weight, title at stake for Abril only.
Win 17-2-1 Venezuela Miguel Acosta UD 12 2011-10-22 Panama Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City Won Interim WBA Lightweight title.
Win 16-2-1 Mexico Sergio Rivera TKO 5 (10), 1:18 2011-08-12 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Win 15-2-1 Panama Julio Camano UD 11 2011-07-30 Costa Rica Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose Retained WBA Fedelatin Lightweight title.
Win 14-2-1 Mexico Miguel Angel Munguia TKO 5 (10), 1:42 2010-12-10 United States Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida Won vacant WBA Fedelatin Lightweight title.
Win 13-2-1 Puerto Rico Jose Reyes UD 10 2010-10-19 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida Won vacant WBC Latino Lightweight title.
Loss 12-2-1 United States Henry Lundy SD 10 2010-01-22 United States The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts
Win 12-1-1 Puerto Rico Juan Ramon Cruz TKO 5 (8), 2:16 2009-12-04 United States La Covacha, Miami, Florida
Win 11-1-1 The Bahamas Hensley Strachan UD 6 2009-08-21 United States Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida
Loss 10-1-1 Colombia Breidis Prescott SD 10 2008-06-27 United States War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Win 10-0-1 United States Marty Robbins UD 8 2008-05-30 United States Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 9-0-1 Dominican Republic Marcos Hernandez TKO 1 (6), 0:46 2008-02-29 United States National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland
Win 8-0-1 United States Derrick Samuels TKO 1 (6), 2:09 2007-03-02 United States A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida
Win 7-0-1 United States Marcus Luck TKO 2 (6), 0:55 2007-01-20 United States Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 6-0-1 United States Ibn Shakir KO 1 (6), 1:59 2006-10-26 United States The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina
Draw 5-0-1 United States Marcus Broadnax PTS 6 2006-08-18 United States Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida
Win 5-0 United States Flud Lawson TKO 1 (4), 1:40 2006-07-28 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Win 4-0 United States Troy Harden UD 4 2006-06-30 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Win 3-0 United States Angino Perez UD 4 2006-04-19 United States Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach, Florida
Win 2-0 Puerto Rico Andres Navarro UD 4 2006-01-27 United States Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Win 1-0 Puerto Rico Carlos Pena UD 4 2005-12-09 United States Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida Professional debut.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert Guerrero
WBA Lightweight Interim Champion
October 22, 2011 – February 28, 2013
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Vacant
Title last held by
Brandon Ríos
as Regular Champion
WBA Lightweight Champion
February 28, 2013 – April 10, 2015
Status changed
Succeeded by
Darleys Pérez
Interim Champion promoted
Vacant WBA Lightweight Champion in Recess
April 10, 2015 – August 12, 2015
Stripped