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Renowned Boxer Harry the Terminator Simon has snubbed the opportunity to fight Vikapita The Beast Master Morero in a much anticipated bout meant to quell speculation about who is better between the two slated for March next year.
A press statement released by the MTC Sunshine Boxing Academy confirmed that “The Terminator” chickened out of the.
“The MTC Nestor Sunshine camp made Harry Simon an offer to fight Meroro on the 19th March 2016. This was supposed to be a non- title fight over 12 rounds. After several meetings between ourselves, MTC and Harry, they agreed to the fight but changed their minds last minutes.
Word from his Manager, Anita Tjombe was that they are happy with the offer but not happy with the opponent and they suggested that we replace Meroro with Joe Vegas.
According to us Joe Vegas is not a worthy opponent with 31 fights, 17 wins, 12 losses of which 6 was by knockout and 1 draw with 6 of his last fights losses, we cannot invest money in promoting such a fight.” read the statement in part.
The Terminator remains undefeated in his illustrious boxing career. He would have come into this fight with an impressive fight record of 29 fights, 29 wins and 21 Knockouts. He won his first title in 1998 against Winky Wright for the WBO Light Middleweight. In 2001, he won the Interim Middleweight against Hacine Cherifi and defeated Armand Krajnc in 2002 for the title.
His last title fight was against Geard Ajetovic for the IBF International Light Heavyweight title. Aged 44, he was going to go into this fight with a lot to prove that age is nothing but a number and that he still has the skill and power that made his Namibia’s first world boxing champion.
Vikapita Meroro would have come into this fight with a record of 31 fights, 27 wins and 5 losses with an impressive 13 Knockouts. The Beastmaster has fought the best in the world in his division. He fought for the WBC Youth World Super Middleweight title.
He is the former WBO Cruiserweight champion. Aged 30, and he was banking on using his experience and youthfulness to record the first loss on Harry Simon’s record. Unfortunately, it was not to be.