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Richar Abril vs. Jerry Belmontes and Yuri Foreman vs. Jason Davis headline June 3rd Queens card

Both men formerly held WBA titles.

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Before anyone asks: yes, it is a slow news day, thank you for asking. There is that ongoing Mayweather-McGregor nonsense, but I'd sooner direct a hagiographic HBO miniseries about Adrien Broner than cite Colin Cowherd.

Anyway, Lou DiBella's heading to Queens this June with a pair of former world champions in tow, both in squash matches and neither with the type of style to make said squash matches fun to watch. RIchar Abril makes his first appearance since 2014 against Jerry Belmontes in the main event, while Yuri Foreman continues his comeback against Jason Davis.

Abril (19-3-1, 8 KO), a former WBA champ with a truly Vazquezian ratio of skill-to-entertainment-value, has been out of action for nearly two years thanks to dengue fever, which is pretty legit as far as reasonable excuses not to get punched go. He ought to have no issues with Belmontes (21-8, 6 KO), who admittedly has managed to win two straight since a 2-8 stretch.

Foreman (33-2, 9 KO) fought for the first time since 2013 last December in an eight-round bout with 9-9-1 Lenwood Dozier and isn't taking much of a step up against Davis (13-11-2, 4 KO), who got stopped by a 4-12-3 opponent last time out and is ranked 473rd in the division.


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