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Richar Abril vs Sharif Bogere report
Who won Abril vs Bogere?
Richar Abril beat Sharif Bogere by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 2nd March 2013 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-110, 115-111, 116-110 in favor of winner Richar Abril.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.
Abril vs Bogere stats
Richar Abril stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sharif Bogere made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Bogere had advantage in power over Abril, with a 65% knock out percentage over Abril's 47%.
Richar Abril was the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Abril had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bogere. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Richar Abril & Sharif Bogere fought out of an orthodox stance.
Abril was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2005, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Bogere, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 156 to Bogere's 164.
Abril's last 2 fights had come over a period of 11 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 years, 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
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