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Abril vs Bogere

Richard Abril survives Bogere’s take down attempts to gain SD

by Paul Strauss: When did take downs (ala MMA) slip into boxing contests? Boxing is supposed to be the sweet science confined to footwork, punching, blocking, and slipping punches and numerous other refinements. An occasional clinch

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Photos: Abril Retains WBA Title, Russell Wins

It may not have been an artistic success, but WBA Lightweight World Champion Richar “El Tigre” Abril will take it.

“I am very happy to get the win, but I’m not happy at all with the way the fight went,” said Abril after retaining his WBA

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Abril defeats Bogere; Russell Jr. dominates Gusev

By Jeff Sorby: Using his 5’11” height, WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KO’s) defeated Sharif Bogere (23-1, 15 KO’s) on Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision in a physical at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in

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Weigh-In & Weights: Abril, Bogere, Russell Jr., Gusev & More

LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2013) – All 14 boxers who will compete on Golden Boy Promotions’ fight card tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, including those who will duke it out live on SHOWTIME® (10

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Abril-Bogere & Russell-Gusev Final Press Conference Quotes

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 28, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference Thursday for the big fight card this Saturday, March 2 live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) and SHOWTIME EXTREME® (8 p.m. ET/PT) from

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Abril, Bogere, Russell Jr. & Gusev Media Workout Quotes

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 27, 2013) – When Cuba’s Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KO’s), of Miami, Fla., steps into the ring to face undefeated Ugandan Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (23-0, 15 KO’s), of Las Vegas, this Saturday, March 2 in the main event of SHOWTIME

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TOMORROW! Tickets For The WBA Lightweight World Championship Between Richard Abril & Sharif Bogere At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas Go On Sale

LAS VEGAS (February 16) – Tickets for the WBA Lightweight World Championship between Richard Abril and Sharif “The Lion” Bogere taking place on Saturday, March 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME

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Bogere suffers injury, fight with Abril off; Thurman, Stiverne; Cruz

LOS ANGELES, November 12 – A partial tear of the left Achilles tendon has forced unbeaten lightweight contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogere out of his scheduled November 24 fight against Richard Abril for the vacant World Boxing Association

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Bundrage-Berto & Abril-Bogere on November 24th

By Rob Smith: A fight between former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO’s) and IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO’s) is reportedly almost complete for November 24th and will be televised

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