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21 MAY 2018

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Abril And Bogere Weigh In

Abril and-Bogere weigh in
Abril and-Bogere weigh in

All 14 boxers who will compete on Golden Boy Promotions’ fight card on Saturday, March 2 from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas made weight on their first attempts Friday at Hard Rock.


The WBA Lightweight Championship will be on the line when defending champion Richar “El Tigre” Abril (17-3-1, 8 KO’s), of Miami, Fla., by way of Cuba, makes his first defense against unbeaten Ugandan Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (23-0, 15 KO’s), of Las Vegas, in the 12-round main event of a Showtime televised event .


In the co-featured bout world-rated southpaw Gary Russell Jr. (23-0, 15 KO’s), of Capitol Heights, Md., meets Russia’s Vyacheslav Gusev (20-2, 5 KO’s) in a 10-round featherweight bout.



In eight-round bouts, Jorge Melendez (25-2, 24 KO’s), of Manati, P.R. will face Ryan Davis (24-9-3, 9 KO’s), of Granite City, Ill., in a middleweight match and Thomas Williams (12-0, 9 KO’s), of Fort Washington, Md., takes on Kevin Engel (20-7, 16 KO’s), of St. Louis, in a light heavyweight scrap.  Time permitting, Jeffrey Fontanez (10-0, 9 KO’s), of Caguas, P.R., will take on Daniel Attah (27-13-1, 10 KO’s), of Washington, D.C., in a six-round lightweight bout.


Non-televised matchups: Luis Arias (3-0, 2 KO’s), Las Vegas, vs. Arsenio Terrazas (9-3, 8 KO’s), Mexicali, Mex., 6 rounds, super middleweights; and Sammy Vasquez (6-0, 4 KO’s), Monongahela, Pa., vs. Leandro Albornoz (15-2-1, 5 KO’s), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 6 rounds, welterweights.



Abril 134½ vs Bogere 134;

Russell Jr.127 vs Gusev 126½

Melendez 156½ vs Davis 158;

Williams 175 vs Engel 174½

Fontanez 134½ vs Attah 135

Arias 166½ vs Terrazas 168

Vasquez 147½ vs Albornoz 14

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