Lerena determined to win challenge for vacant title

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7 months ago

By Super Admin


With son on the way, fighter has more reason to be ‘hungrier’ than before || Super Admin

Fighter Kevin Lerena's other half is because of bring to life a child young boy today which has even more sustained Lerena's fire in his preparations for the right to test for the World Boxing Council's bridgerweight vacant title.

Committed to his craft, Lerena will invite Belgium-based Ivorian Ryad Merhy on May 13 at Emperors Palace.

Lerena is ranked No 4, two spots below Merhy in a weight class between the heavyweight course and also the cruiserweight division.

It was produced in 2020 by WBC head of state Mauricio Sulaiman. He named it after a six-year-old American young boy-- Bridger Pedestrian who saved his four-year-old sister from a stray dog in that year.

The honour of being the very first African to test for that belt-- in the event he wins the elimination fight-- is possibly the reason for Lerena to be still remain in the fighting game.

He currently has fame and also fortune as the IBO cruiserweight owner. He successfully chalked up 6 supports and also Lerena is the highest possible paid boxer in the country presently.

He is said to have actually gained over R7m in his fallen short coup to oust Daniel Dubois as the normal WBA globe heavyweight champ.

The Englishman-- who was down three times in rounded one quit Lerena in the third round before 60,000 followers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in England on December 3 in 2015.

"There are a lot more factors for me to stay modest as well as hungrier than ever before. The household is growing. My little young boy-- umfana wami omncane-- is coming," he informed Sowetan yesterday.

He has two various other youngsters, a young boy and a woman. Asked about his prep work, he stated: "I never ever left my health club considering that my last battle. Battling is what I know," said Lerena that was 18 years old when he transformed specialist in 2011.

Trained by Peter Smith, Lerena went on to win the WBF Africa, WBC Youth silver, SA, WBA Frying Pan African as well as IBO cruiserweight and WBA Intercontinental heavyweight titles. Lerena described the right-handed Merhy as a good boxer.

They have almost comparable battle records. They are both thirty years old. Lerena has 28 wins, 14 by knockouts as well as 2 losses while Merhy has 26 knockouts in 31 victories against a loss.

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