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Sharif Bogere suffers Achilles injury

Updated: November 12, 2012, 10:35 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Lightweight contender Sharif Bogere has suffered partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, forcing him to withdraw from a fight for a vacant world title against interim titleholder Richard Abril.

Bogere and Abril were due to meet on Nov. 24 on an HBO-televised tripleheader at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

Golden Boy, Bogere's promoter, announced the injury on Monday, but said there was no evidence of a rupture in the tendon and that he is expected to ...

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