Meroro jets off to SA for title fight

31 Jan 2017 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 31 JAN (NAMPA) – Namibian light-heavyweight boxer, Vikapita Meroro is hard at work in Johannesburg, South Africa preparing for a fight against Kevin Lerena in Kempton Park, Gauteng on Saturday.
Meroro, who is nicknamed ‘Beastmaster’, and his training team left for Johannesburg on Monday morning ahead of his international cruiserweight (junior heavyweight) clash.
The fight is promoted by Golden Gloves Promotions.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Chairperson and Promoter of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy, Nestor Tobias said the fight is very important for Meroro because he needs to get his career back on track.
“Going into this fight, Meroro will have to give it his all and come out smoking, because boxing is not like football where you can lose some games and still win the league at the end of the season.”
The Beastmaster will go into this fight with a record of 33 fights, 28 wins and five losses. He lost his last fight in May last year in Russia against Dmitry Kudryashov of Russia.
Lerena, 24, from South Africa, is the current African Cruiserweight Super 6 boxing champion. He has a record of 17 fights, 16 wins and one loss.
He calls himself the “The KO (knock-out) Kid”
Ahead of his trip to South Africa, Meroro, 31, said he expects a very tough fight but he is in form and highly motivated.
“I am going into this fight as an underdog, which takes a lot of pressure off me but I want to surprise him and steal the fight when he least expects it,” said Meroro.
The fight will broadcast live on South African Digital Satellite Television (Dstv) SuperSport channel.