Meroro set for a fight in Russia

14 Dec 2017 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – Namibia’s former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Cruiserweight champion, Vikapita “BeastMaster” Meroro, said he is ready to show the world his best when he steps into the ring on 22 December in Moscow, Russia.
He is scheduled to fight Russian boxer, Maxim Vlasov, in a none-title Cruiserweight bout.
Speaking to the media here on Thursday, The BeastMaster, who has a record of 34 fights of which he won 28 and lost six, said he is currently in great shape and the world will see a side of him they have not seen before.
“I am currently hoping for the best when I get to Russia and I am confident I will do well when I step in the ring,” he said.
He added that despite losing his last two fights by knockout, he has set his sight on returning to the top of the boxing ranks.
“I am currently with a new boxing stable and I was in Russia before when I lost my fight with a knock out against Dmitry Kudryashov in 2015 but this time around I am going to Russia and fight because of the love for boxing plus I prepared well for this fight,” he stated.
Speaking at the same occasion, Meroro’s coach, Elifas Namundjebo, said Meroro is currently in great shape and he will make the country proud.
“The boxer is ready and the nation should expect a victory from the boxer because we tailored a certain routine for his training and if all is followed when in Russia, I don’t see anything stopping him from winning,” Namundjebo said.
His Russian opponent, Vlasov, has a record of 42 fights (40 wins and two loss).
The team will travel to Russia on 18 December and will use the fight as Meroro’s comeback since his loss against Kevin Lerena from South Africa in February this year.