Hard Rock Hotel
WBA Lightweight World Title
Richard Abril vs Sharif “The Lion” Bogere
Uganda has produced great boxing legends in the past and present that list is long and includes John “The Beast” Mugabi, Ayub Kalule,Cornelius Boza Edwards, Kassim “The Dream”Ouma and Jackson “Action”Asiku. Sharif “Lion” Bogere will tomorrow take on Cuban Richard Abril, for the vacant WBA world lightweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,Nevada.
It’s exactly four year’s since the nation heralded a new world champion at that was Australian based Asiku, fast forward and on Sunday morning the nation will be penciling a new world champion and the countries sixth.
He goes against an ackward styled fighter who recently lost too Brandon Rios by a split decision. Bogere, who will be fighting in his hometown has won his last six fights giving a perfect record of (23-0, 15 KOs) while Abril goes into the contest with a record of (17-3, 8 KOs).
The stylish boxer has put his feet on the ground under the management of Golden Boy Promotions and many boxing pundits think he has a bright future in his hands and hope that he will not lose control of his career.