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5 keys for Richard Abril

Plotting a path to victory for Richard Abril against Brandon Rios

Originally Published: April 11, 2012
By Diego Morilla | ESPNdeportes.com

Saturday's Brandon Rios-Richard Abril bout has one always-attractive element at its very core: bad blood. The fighters had a brief, salty exchange (punctuated by a few shoves and slaps) during a Miami press conference to announce a fight originally scheduled to pit Rios (29-0-1, 22 KOs) against former featherweight champ Yuriorkis Gamboa. Abril (17-2-1, 8 KOs) used Gamboa's absence at the event to make a case for a fight against Rios by challenging him during their brief faceoff, and when Gamboa ...

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