Orthodox Ugandan boxer – based in the United States of America – Sharif “The Lion” Bogere has vowed to ‘roar’ when he meets opponent Hylon Williams in Las Vegas, December.
Bogere comes off a turbulent period after parting ways with trainer Kenny Adams following a clash over the former’s religious obligations.
Adams – a longtime ring assistant – had been vocal on interference of Bogere’s training schedules caused by his religious beliefs, an aspect that forced them to go different paths.
The fighter later acquired the services of seasoned trainer and Hall of Fame inductee Thell Torrence, who has worked with 10 world champions; including Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, Heavy-Weight Champions Riddick Bowe, Ken Norton, Heavy-Weight Champion Tony Tobbs.
- Bogere (29-1, 20 KO’s) will face Hylon Williams (16-3-1, 3KO’s) in a 10-round Lightweight battle on December 2nd at Sam’s Town Live in the main event.
“I am excited; as “The Lion” you will hear me ‘roar’ on December 2nd,” Bogere told Mayweather Promotions website.
“I think my performance last fight gave the fans what they wanted to see, I gained more fans, but most importantly, I was focused. This fight will bring me even closer to a title fight, and that is what I am here for.”