Boxer Sharif Bogere heavily defeats Ghana’s Amoako


By EnewsUG

Ugandan boxer, Lightweight contender Sharif Bogere (28-1, 19 KOs), living in Las Vegas, routed Samuel Amoako (17-9, 14 KOs), a Ghana native based in Silver Spring, Maryland, in their 10-rounder. Bogere dominated the entire fight against the lethargic Amoako, winning by shutout, 100-90, on all three scorecards. Bogere, who lost a decision to Richar Abril in a lightweight world title bout in 2013, is 5-0 with a no contest since.

In the major fight of the night, Super middleweight world titleholder James DeGale found himself in a dogfight Saturday night, but he used his speed, skills and accurate punching to punch his ticket to a unification fight by virtue of a grueling unanimous decision against mandatory challenger Rogelio “Porky” Medina in the first semifinal of Showtime’s four-man tournament at the DC Armory. With the victory, DeGale secured his place in a fall unification fight, probably in September, against titleholder Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs), who retained his belt in the main event by majority draw against former titleholder Lucian Bute. Bute turned in such a good performance in a close loss to DeGale last November that he parlayed it into another title shot against Jack.