It’s been a very good year for Ugandan boxer Sharif “The Lion” Bogere, and his three victories over Mexican opponents have put him in good position for another world title shot in 2015.

The most recent win for Bogere (26-1, 18 KO’s) came October 30th when he knocked out Fernando Garcia in the 5th round in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Bogere dominated the bout with his speed and power and he put Garcia down for the count with a one-two combination, finishing off the Mexican with a straight right.

This marked the first time the 26-year-old Bogere has fought in Plymouth, the historic Massachusetts town founded by the Pilgrims in 1620.

Plymouth Rock, inscribed with 1620, the year the Pilgrims landed in The Mayflower

Plymouth Rock, inscribed with 1620, the year the Pilgrims landed in The Mayflower

Plymouth also holds a special place in the heart of this sporty blogger. My parents are proud graduates of Plymouth High School’s Class of 1947.

Sharif “The Lion” Bogere, meanwhile, is a proud graduate of the School of Hard Knocks. He learned to fight as a little boy on the streets of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Sharif "The Lion" Bogere Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

Sharif “The Lion” Bogere
Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

Bogere says at a young age, he dreamed of moving to the United States, fighting professionally and becoming a world champion.

Now based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bogere got his first shot at a major world title last year in Vegas where he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Cuba’s Richar Abril for the vacant WBA lightweight title.

Bogere’s movement in the ring was limited against Abril, though, after he hurt his Achilles tendon in one of the middle rounds.

The Ugandan Lion underwent successful surgery on the Achilles, and now, after a successful 2014, Bogere is moving towards another world championship fight in 2015.