Light welterweight champion ‘King’ Solomon Bogere (12-1, 10KOs) will have to wait for another four weeks to make the first defence of his Africa Boxing Union (ABU) title.
Bogere’s scheduled April 26 bout, against Egyptian Abdu Majid Said, has been postponed to May 30 at the Lugogo indoor stadium arena. His promoters, Jukbox Productions, who are also organizing the contest, confirmed the change in dates last Saturday.
“We want him to take aantage of a training opportunity offered by some of our partners in the US for one month,” explained Abbey ‘Arum’ Mugayi, one of the event organizing officials.
During his one-month training stint in the United States of America, Bogere will get a chance to work with some of the world’s best trainers and fighters at California-based Champion Boxing Management. Local pro-boxing body, UPBC, recommended Bogere to the American stable. Mugayi said that Bogere was earlier set to travel March 23 but they faced delays in processing his documents.
Bogere won the ABU belt last November after defeating Malawi’s Osgood Kayuni by unanimous decision. The former national and regional lightweight champion has endured a frustrating professional career, with a paltry 15 fights in nine years, but he’s optimistic that the latest developments could finally take him to the world stage.
A victory over Said could propel him to the top ten contenders in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings.
Source : The Observer