On Saturday night, however, unbeaten lightweight contender and promotional stablemate Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (23-0, 15 knockouts) might have a ring walk that could rival that of Broner’s when the 24-year-old Las Vegas resident from Unganda faces Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) in a clash for the WBA’s vacant belt from the Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
On the undercard of the Showtime-televised event, featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. (21-0, 13 KOs), a 24-year-old resident of Captiol Heights, Md., will pursue his fourth straight knockout when he meets Russian standout Vyacheslav Gusev (20-2, 5 KOs).
The event is being promoted by Golden Boy.
Photo by Rich J. Hundley III, Showtime
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