Richar Abril

Richard "Richar" Abril (born 10 August 1982 in Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer.

Richar Abril
Richar Abril at the public workout.jpg
Abril in Helsinki (August 2014)
Statistics
Real nameRichar Abril
Weight(s)Lightweight
NationalityCuban
Born (1982-08-10) 10 August 1982 (age 39)
Cuba
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights24
Wins20
Wins by KO8
Losses3
Draws1

Professional careerEdit

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.[citation needed]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
24 fights 20 wins 3 losses
By knockout 8 0
By decision 12 3
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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.

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Robert Guerrero
WBA lightweight champion
Interim title

October 22, 2011 – February 28, 2013
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Vacant
Title last held by
Brandon Ríos
as Regular Champion
WBA lightweight champion
February 28, 2013 – April 10, 2015
Status changed
Succeeded by
Darleys Pérez
Interim Champion promoted
Vacant WBA lightweight champion
Champion in Recess

April 10, 2015 – August 12, 2015
Stripped