Cuban fighter Richard Abril (18-3-1, 8 KO's) won a unanimous decision over Ugandan Sharif Bogere (24-1, 15 KO's) on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Abirl. Abril retained the WBA lightweight belt with the victory. Opening the Card, highly regarded prospect Gary Russell Jr (22-0, 13 KO's) dominated Vyacheslav Gusev (20-3, 5 KO's) over a 12 round unanimous decision. Russell's superior speed was uncontested but he was believed to have broken his hand in the middle of the fight.