Derry Mathews presser to announce Richar Abril WBA title fight (video)

Phil D. Jay / IFL TV 15/01/2015

Derry Mathews met with media on Thursday to fomally announce his WBA lightweight title challenge against slick Cuban Richar Abril.

The Liverpudlian gains home advantage for what will be his second challenge at a recognised belt having lost to Emilio Marsili for the IBO version in 2012.

Abril v Mathews takes place on March 6 at the Echo Arena and will co-feature as Paul Butler aims to become a two-weight world champion against Zolani Tete.

Watch the video below by IFL TV and you can follow IFL TV on Twitter @iFILMLONDON

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