Sharif Bogere, Ashley Theophane co-feature in Las Vegas on Dec 2
Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (29-1, 20 KO’s) is back in action after a flawless fifth round TKO victory against Luis Florez on September 16th.
Bogere will face Hylon Williams (16-3-1, 3KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight battle on December 2nd at Sam’s Town Live in the main event. A win for Bogere will increase his win streak to seven and bring him one step closer to a title opportunity.
“I am excited; as “The Lion” you will hear me ‘roar’ on December 2nd,” said Bogere. “I think my performance last fight gave the fans what they wanted to see, I gained more fans, but most importantly, I was focused. This fight will bring me even closer to a title fight, and that is what I am here for,”
“I’m facing a tough opponent, but I’ve already been in the ring in some tough battles and learned from those experiences,” said Williams. “I don’t see much getting in my way of me stopping him come December 2nd,”
Further action will see former title challenger Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (39-7, 12 KO’s) in the co-main event, who has made it clear that he is here for redemption. Theophane, who was originally supposed to be featured on the last Sin City Showdown card on October 8th has taken this time to train harder, become more focused and is set to out perform and come out on top with a victory.
“It’s been said that this is my redemption fight,” said Theophane. “I have been faced with many challenges in my career, with my back up against the wall and have bounced back. This fight is like any other fight, and I plan to come out victorious,”
Bogere fights out of Las Vegas, while proudly representing his native Uganda. The 27-year-old won his first 23 pro fights while picking up victories over Raymundo Beltran, Francisco Contreras, and Manuel Levya. He enters this bout on a six-fight win streak and will be challenged by Hylon Williams fighting out of Las Vegas, NV.
Originally from Houston, Williams now fights out of Las Vegas. He began his career in 2008 with a 15-0 record, until former two-division world champion Rances Barthlemy stopped him back in February 2012. Williams bounced back with a win versus John Willoughby the same year, and after a 3 year hiatus found himself back in the ring to face Jason Lizau, which judges ruled a draw. Since then, Wiliams has suffered back-to-back losses against Yuriokis Gamboa on December 19 2015, and Rashad Ganaway on August 20, 2016.
Theophane has faced many top opponents in the 140-147 class, including Danny Garcia, Pablo Cesar Cano, and Adrien Broner. He started his 2015 campaign with back-to-back victories over both Mahonri Montes in April and Steve Upsher in September. On April 1, 2016 he suffered a tough loss to Adrien Broner in a world title fight.
Fight Night will take place on Friday, December 2nd at Sam’s Town Live.Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, start at $15 and are available online at: www.samstownlv.com/entertain and on www.mayweatherpromotions.com.