Richard "Richar" Abril (born 10 August 1982 in Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer.
|Real name||Richar Abril|
|Born||10 August 1982|
|Wins by KO||8|
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.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|24 fights||20 wins||3 losses|
|24||Win||20-3-1||Jerry Belmontes||UD||10||Jun 3, 2016||Resorts World New York City, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|23||Win||19-3-1||Edis Tatli||MD||12||Sep 20, 2014||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||Retained WBA lightweight title|
|22||Win||18-3-1||Sharif Bogere||UD||12||Mar 2, 2013||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||Retained WBA lightweight title|
|21||Loss||17-3-1||Brandon Rios||SD||12||Apr 14, 2012||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.||For vacant WBA lightweight title|
|20||Win||17-2-1||Miguel Acosta||UD||12||Oct 22, 2011||Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama||Won WBA interim lightweight title|
|19||Win||16-2-1||Sergio Rivera||TKO||5 (10), 1:18||Aug 12, 2011||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|18||Win||15-2-1||Julio Camano||UD||11||Jul 30, 2011||Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica||Retained WBA Fedelatin lightweight title|
|17||Win||14-2-1||Miguel Angel Munguia||TKO||5 (10), 1:42||Dec 10, 2010||Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title|
|16||Win||13-2-1||Jose Reyes||UD||10||Oct 19, 2010||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Latino lightweight title|
|15||Loss||12-2-1||Henry Lundy||SD||10||Jan 22, 2010||The Roxy, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|14||Win||12-1-1||Juan Ramon Cruz||TKO||5 (8), 2:16||Dec 4, 2009||La Covacha, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|13||Win||11-1-1||Hensley Strachan||UD||6||Aug 21, 2009||Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|12||Loss||10-1-1||Breidis Prescott||SD||10||Jun 27, 2008||War Memorial Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.|
|11||Win||10-0-1||Marty Robbins||UD||8||May 30, 2008||Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|10||Win||9-0-1||Marcos Hernandez||TKO||1 (6), 0:46||Feb 29, 2008||National Guard Armory, Pikesville, Maryland, U.S.|
|9||Win||8-0-1||Derrick Samuels||TKO||1 (6), 2:09||Mar 2, 2007||A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|8||Win||7-0-1||Marcus Luck||TKO||2 (6), 0:55||Jan 20, 2007||Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6-0-1||Ibn Shakir||KO||1 (6), 1:59||Oct 26, 2006||The Plex, North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|6||Draw||5-0-1||Marcus Broadnax||PTS||6||Aug 18, 2008||Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|5||Win||5-0||Flud Lawson||TKO||1 (4), 1:40||Jul 28, 2006||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|4||Win||4-0||Troy Harden||UD||4||Jun 30, 2006||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.|
|3||Win||3-0||Angino Perez||UD||4||Apr 19, 2006||Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|2||Win||2-0||Andres Navarro||UD||4||Jan 27, 2006||Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|1||Win||1-0||Carlos Pena||UD||4||Dec 9, 2005||Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.|