Former WBA World lightweight title challenger Sharif “The Lion” Bogere, might have fallen down the world boxing ratings, but he is very optimistic going into this year’s boxing calendar.
“I am feeling good and ready for the ring once more,” Bogere stated. “I training very hard and I am just waiting to get another opportunity once given the chance.”
The Las Vegas based fighter has not boxed or fought since March 2013 when he lost to Cuban Richard Abril in a WBA world lightweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bogere has lost his ranking status with world boxing bodies like WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO. The Ugandan prize fighter is (23-1, 15 KOs) and is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions that is owned by US boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya.
He is one of the brightest prospects in his weight division and is expected to follow in Uganda’s other great former world champions who include John “The Beast” Mugabi, Cornelius Boza Edwards, Ayub Kalule, Kassim “The Dream” Ouma and Jackson “Action” Asiku.