An attractive bout has been added for “The War”, the show headlined by the fight between the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion, Orlando “Siri” Salido, and two-time former WBO champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez, on April 11, at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the inclusion of the match between world ranked lightweights Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez and Sharif Bogere on this PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Zanfer Promotions, which will be broadcast on “Pay Per View” in Puerto Rico, United States and Canada on all Cable TV and Satellite systems. Continue reading
PLYMOUTH, MASS. (October 29, 2014) – The greater Boston area is in for a Halloween Eve treat as Golden Boy Live!prepares to take Plymouth Memorial Hall by storm on Thursday, October 30 with the “Monster Brawl” brought to fight fans by Golden Boy Promotions and Murphys Boxing. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes will feature three competitive bouts in the televised portion of the evening. Continue reading
by Paul Strauss: When did take downs (ala MMA) slip into boxing contests? Boxing is supposed to be the sweet science confined to footwork, punching, blocking, and slipping punches and numerous other refinements. An occasional clinch is permissable, but when done in excess, penalties are imposed. But, “take downs” are strictly “verboten”. If a fighter wants to engage in such tactics, he is encouraged to take up a different sport such as martial arts or MMA.
Last night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint in Las Vegas, NV, Richard Abril 18-3-1 (8 KOs) was subjected to at least two successful take downs and multiple head butts on the part of Sharif “The Lion” Bogere 23-1-0 (15 KOs) Abril’s upright body was mauled by The lunging Lion and tossed down to the canvas. It’s probably doing MMA a disservice by comparing what happened in last night’s contest to MMA. No, what happened last night was just plain ugly. Abril was forced to do his best to ward off the flaying swings, head butts, attempted headlocks, and hip tosses engaged in by Bogere, which lacked the grace or nobility of a lion. Continue reading
It may not have been an artistic success, but WBA Lightweight World Champion Richar “El Tigre” Abril will take it.
“I am very happy to get the win, but I’m not happy at all with the way the fight went,” said Abril after retaining his WBA 135-pound title with a unanimous 12-round decision over previously undefeated Sharif “The Lion” Bogere in the main event of Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING – Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The lanky, Cuban-born Abril (18-3-1, 8 KO’s), of Miami, Fla., won his first title defense by the scores of 116-110 twice and 115-111. Bogere, a Ugandan living in Las Vegas, dropped to 23-1 with 15 knockouts. Continue reading
By Jeff Sorby: Using his 5’11” height, WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KO’s) defeated Sharif Bogere (23-1, 15 KO’s) on Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision in a physical at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
At times, the fight looked more like an MMA type of fight than actual boxing match, as Bogere often charged forward with his head lowered like a little ram. Abril was cut over his right eye, as well as his left from impacts from Bogere’s head.
The judges’ scored the fight 115-111, 116-110, 116-110. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 27, 2013) – When Cuba’s Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KO’s), of Miami, Fla., steps into the ring to face undefeated Ugandan Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (23-0, 15 KO’s), of Las Vegas, this Saturday, March 2 in the main event of SHOWTIME BOXING – Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, he will be making the first defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Lightweight World Championship.
The WBA recently announced that it had elevated Abril from interim champion to regular champion, a decision fully supported by both Abril and Bogere.
“I had no idea it was happening and it was definitely a surprise,” said Abril during Tuesday’s media workout at Long Life Fit Boxing Gym in Las Vegas. “But it was a great surprise. Every fighter has aspirations of becoming a world champion. Anybody who watched absolutely knows I beat Brandon Rios (in a bout on April 14, 2012) and that I deserved the decision. Ever since then, in my heart, I always considered myself the WBA champion. The WBA only made it official. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, February 22 – The Classics are back on FOX Deportes this Saturday, February 23 with a hard-hitting doubleheader featuring lightweight title challenger Sharif “The Lion” Bogere and top featherweight contender Gary Russell Jr, the stars of the March 2 Showtime televised boxing event at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Continue reading
TOMORROW! Tickets For The WBA Lightweight World Championship Between Richard Abril & Sharif Bogere At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas Go On Sale
LAS VEGAS (February 16) – Tickets for the WBA Lightweight World Championship between Richard Abril and Sharif “The Lion” Bogere taking place on Saturday, March 2 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME go on sale tomorrow, Sunday, February 17 at noon PT. Continue reading
By Rob Smith: A fight between former IBF/WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO’s) and IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage (32-4, 19 KO’s) is reportedly almost complete for November 24th and will be televised by HBO, according to RingTV. On the undercard will be a fight between lightweight contenders Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KO’s) going up against unbeaten contender Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KO’s) in a fight for the vacant WBA lightweight title. The Bogere-Abril fight is supposed to already be taking place on November 3rd, but it looks like Golden Boy Promotions will be pushing it back to November 24th. Continue reading