Ugandan boxer Sharif Bogere (30-1, 20KO’s) is boasting of improved balancing and timing ahead of his bout against Mexico’s Arturo Santos on January 27th.
Bogere who turns out under Mayweather Promotions will fight Santos in 10 rounds of action inside Sam’s Town Live, home of Mayweather Promotions’ Sin City Showdown cards.
The 29-year-old who adopted an aggressive fight style and quick technique that helped him gain 20 victories by KO says he’s not slowing down as he fully recovers from an injury setback.
“The Lion has made his return and I do not plan on slowing down,” Bogere told BoxingScene.com.
“Prior to my last fight I was working on getting my body back in good health, and my last fight was a great tune up to prepare me for tougher opponents. Training camp is always good; I have a great team who pushes me. I am still training and sparring with some really tough guys, my balance and timing has improved, now I am focused on getting stronger and gaining more IQ.”
“This fight is a big fight for me and where I am at in my career, says Santos. It’s always an honor to fight in the U.S., I thank Mayweather Promotions for the opportunity and am prepared to take care of business. I will represent and make my fans back home in Mexico proud on fight night.”
Bogere’s recent fight was a unanimous decision victory against Jose Luis Rodriguez back in October and Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions believes he will not disappoint.
Sharif Bogere has worked hard to get to this point in his career. He captures fans with his come-forward aggressive style and charisma. He’s a tough guy. His last fight was a tune up after suffering a major injury, but I believe this fight will not disappoint.
Bogere’s only defeat came in 2013 against Richar Abril when he fought for the WBA World Lightweight title.
Santos – who is coming off a tough break with two back-to-back losses – is a former 2008 Olympian and junior world champion who has built his career fighting steep competition.
He recently fought the likes of WBA champion Abner Mares who defeated him back in 2015, giving Santos the first knockdown of his career.