SHARIF “THE LION” BOGERE DEFEATS ARTURO SANTOS IN A UNANIMOUS DECISION AT SAM’S TOWN LIVE IN LAS VEGAS, NV
Cameron Krael puts on a dominating crowd pleaser in the co-main event against Gaku Takashi!
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 27, 2018) – Sharif “The Lion” racks up another victory after a 10 round Lightweight showdown against Arturo Reyes, advancing Bogere’s record to 31-1 (20KO’s).
Both fighters took the first few rounds to warm up, Bogere was patient, while Santos remained calm, sizing Bogere up. Bogere kept a steady pace the entire fight peppering jabs to Reyes body, constantly staying in position to strike. Going into the final round, Bogere picked up the momentum, striking Reyes and pinning him against the ropes enabling Bogere to land several jabs and combinations.
“I am so thankful for this opportunity and getting the victory. I am not 100% where I want to be, but I feel like I am getting closer to where I need to be to get to that championship level. This fight I felt stronger, faster, and it showed in the ring,” says Bogere.
“This fight I came in heavier, which made it harder for me to move around like I am used to,” Reyes said. “It was difficult for me to attack, he was the better fighter tonight. Next time around, I have to take camp more seriously and lose the weight so I don’t have this issue again.”
The always exciting, Las Vegas’ favorite Cameron Krael, headlined the co-main event vs. Gaku Takashi in a Welterweight battle. From the first bell, Krael was active, jumping out the gate strong and leading the rounds fighting smarter with accurate punches that steadily started to break Takashi down. By the third round, Takashi’s right eye began to swell and Krael took advantage, resulting in a cut above the eye, after taking piercing punches from Krael.
By the middle to late rounds Krael kept fans on their feet and didn’t disappoint, dominating with a series of uppercuts, shots to the body, and heavy pressure. Unable to get into a groove, Takashi was left fighting defensively against the ropes for the majority of the fight, unable to land anything meaningful to stop Krael in his tracks. All of the judges were in agreement giving Krael a unanimous decision victory over Gaku Takashi after 8 rounds of action.
“I am extremely happy with my performance, I came into this fight feeling confident and got the win,” says Krael. “I attacked the body and my defense was sharper. I started to get a little tired toward the end of the fight, so the one thing I need to improve on when I get back to the gym is my conditioning.”
“My opponent was a tough guy, he made it difficult for me to stick to my game plan,” says Takashi. “He hit me with some good punches, but I am disappointed that I wasn’t sharper.”
Uzbekistan’s Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov (10-0-1) put on a show as he became the new Jr. NABF Welterweight champion. From the first bell, Rakhmanov attacked Williams body delivering powerful punches to the solar plexus that forced Hylon Williams to take a knee in the first round. Williams suffered a brutal attack for the remainder of the fight as Rakhmanov closed the show by dropping him to the canvas for the third time in the second round. Judge Robert Byrd stopped the bout after just one minute and seven seconds into round 2, after Rakhmanov delivered a final body blow to end the bout.
Angelo Leo gained his second defeat since signing with Mayweather Promotions beating out Jonathan Aguilar. Oluwafemi Oyeleye fighting out of Los Angeles, California advanced his record to 5-0 with a unanimous decision win over Carlos Lozano. Las Vegas “knockout artist,” Rolando Romero remains undefeated, opening the Sin City Showdown card against Alex Silva with a TKO after three knockdowns in the first round.
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