SHARIF "The Lion" BOGERE
32 (20 KO) - 1 - 0
Las Vegas, NV
Born on October 8th 1988 in the capital city of Kampala, Sharif Bogere grew up with the crucial need to fight in order to survive within his poverty-stricken country. Sharif Bogere’s fierce fighting style, quick speed, and extravagant presence in the ring has rightfully earned him nicknames like “The Lion” and “The Lion Warrior.” He strives to give his fans an unforgettable show; going as far as parading to the ring draped in the head and skin of a lion. He proudly wears it as representation of his native country of Uganda and its people, who view him as a national hero.
At just 8 years old, he was knocking down thugs and thieves in his neighborhood. In order to carry out his dream in making it out of Uganda he had to lie to his mother about his fighting; until she found him on the front of a local newspaper praising the young warriors fighting ability. At 10 years old, Bogere began amateur boxing. He went on to represent Uganda in the African Zone Five Championships in Kenya when he was just 16 years old, the youngest fighter to take part in the tournament. Bogere’s impressive skills in the ring earned him numerous medals throughout his amateur career. Bogere traveled the globe participating in amateur tournaments, including: the Commonwealth Games in Melbournein 2006, the African Zone Five Championships for a second time in 2007 winning a bronze medal, following this appearance, Bogere participated in the African Zone Five Champions two more times and left both tournaments with gold medals. Bogere finished his amateur career with a record of 68-4.