US-based Ugandan boxer Sharif Bogere swallowed a bitter pill to keep his Sunday lightweight bout against former world champion Javier Fortuna
on the cards.
Bogere first snubbed an undercard fight on the night WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao faced Adrien Broner
at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on January 19.
Now, the Mayweather Promotions’ boxer will face Fortuna in a three-in-one fight night at Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly StubHub Center, in Carson, California.
It is a match-up that sees Bogere face an opponent from the Dominican Republic for the second time in his professional career that has seen him win 31, draw one and lose another.
On October 7, 2011, Bogere knocked out Francisco Contreras from the same nation in the third round at Nevada Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada to retain his WBO NABO Lightweight Title.
But with Bogere’s record at 31-1-1, he faces a former world champion Fortuna whose record stands at 33-2-1.
Last year, Fortuna lost in the International Boxing Federation World Lightweight title to Robert Easter JR by split decision after 12 rounds.
Bogere last fought on January 27, 2018 when he defeated Mexican Arturo Santos Reyes with a unanimous decision from the judges after 10 rounds in Las Vegas.
The Fortuna-Bogere duel is one of the three on the Showtime Boxing night headlined by the WBA Super Featherweight world champion Gervonta Davis and former world champion Hugo Ruiz clash.
Then, undefeated super lightweight Mario Barrios will also meet Mexico’s Richard Zamora.
Bogere (31-1-1) vs. Fortuna (33-2-1)
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