Abril isn't just a fall guy for Rios

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 contender who has fought mostly under the radar until now, shouldn't be discounted when the fighters battle for an interim lightweight belt Saturday in Las Vegas.