Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States
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Who won Rios vs Abril?
Brandon Rios beat Richar Abril by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th April 2012 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 111-117 in favor of winner Brandon Rios.
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.
Rios vs Abril stats
Back in April 2012, Brandon Rios stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Richar Abril made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Rios had a large advantage in power over Abril, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Abril's 47%.
Brandon Rios was the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.
Abril had a height advantage of 1 inch over Rios. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Brandon Rios & Richar Abril fought out of an orthodox stance.
Rios was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Abril, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 86 more professional rounds, 242 to Abril's 156.
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