Sharif Bogere (21-0, 13 KOs) will face Mexican journeyman, Sergio Rivera (25-8-2, 16 KOs), in the lightweight division on Saturday, February 25th. The bout will take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
A native of Uganda, now fighting out of Las Vegas, Bogere is ranked 20th in the world among lightweights. He’s stayed busy in the ring, averaging five fights a year since 2008. He has knockout wins in three of his last five bouts, and he most recently scored a KO over Francisco Contreras in his first defense of a minor title.
At thirty years of age, Rivera is seven years his opponent’s senior. He is a veteran southpaw coming off three consecutive losses. His last victory came in June 2010 against Cesar Soto, who was 62-19 at the time, where he walked away with a majority decision win.
This bout will be on the undercard of the main event that will feature Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana and co-feature Adrien Broner vs. Eloy Perez (both of which will be aired on HBO’s Boxing After Dark at 10pm ET/PT).