World ranked cruiserweight KEVIN “THE KO KID” LERENA, (16-1-0, 8 KO’s) kicks off his 2017 campaign towards a world title in style on Saturday, February 4 with his triumphant return to South Africa’s premier boxing venue, Emperors Palace against VIKAPITA “BEAST MASTER” MERORO, (28-5-0, 14 KO’s) of Windhoek, Namibia.
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Kevin Lerena (15-1, 8 KOs) believes a knockout victory could be on the cards when he meets Micki Nielsen (22-0, 14 KOs) in the final of the ‘Super 4’ cruiserweight tournament tomorrow night at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The 24 year-old, known as the ‘KO Kid’, has earned his place in the final with a TKO win over his domestic rival Johnny Muller and a unanimous points victory against the former World title challenger Roberto Bolonti.
At only 22 years of age, undefeated World Boxing Federation All Africa Cruiserweight Champion Kevin Lerena (9-0, 6 KOs) from South Africa must be considered one of the most promising young fighters in his weight class.
Ghana’s Ibrahim Labaran has arrived in South Africa full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s fight against local hotshot, Kevin Lerena at the Heartfelt Arena, Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng. At stake is the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Cruiserweight belt.
World title chasing Labaran has earmarked victory against Lerena as the platform to announce himself to an audience outside Ghana and consequently unto the international stage, why his camp have provided incessant training and preparatory rudiments sure to power him to victory on Saturday night.
“We’ve trained really well and the boxer is in the shape of his life. The world title is our ultimate target so this fight in South Africa is a test for the boxer and we are confident he will win to bring this title home.