Brandon Rios will fight Richard Abril
Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, left without an opponent for April 14 after Yuriorkis Gamboa bailed last week on a major HBO fight in a contract dispute with promoter Top Rank, will instead face Richard Abril for a vacant lightweight title, Top Rank announced Saturday.
After Gamboa dropped out -- eliciting a breach of contract suit from Top Rank -- HBO elected to scrap the April 14 telecast when it could not come to an agreement with Top Rank on a replacement opponent to face Rios.
But Top ...
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