*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
“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.