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Sharif Bogere (23-0) vs. Richard Abril (17-3-1)
Boxing 360 Picks: Bogere is riding a three fight knockout streak and a win over Ray Beltran into this fight. Abril is Abril. he is going to stink it up and try to slow things down. We expect Bogere to keep things active and awkward as he works towards a decision. Bogere by UD win of the WBA lightweight belt.
Gary Russell (21-0) vs. Vyacheslav Gusev (20-2)
Boxing 360 Picks: Russell is without a doubt on the cusp of becoming a true contender. Gusev is a trial horse who should be able to extend and challenge Russell. Expect fireworks early and some rough moments late. Russell by UD.