I am ready: Meroro

Namibian boxer Vikapita 'Beast Master' Meroro has promised to unleash the beast in him to triumph in Nigeria.

10 June 2019 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



Former Pan-African interim cruiserweight champion Vikapita 'Beast Master' Meroro says he is ready to pounce when he returns to the ring this month.

Meroro is set to battle Nigerian Tony Salam for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Pan-African cruiserweight title.

The fight will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, on 30 June.

“I have been working really hard and I am ready to bring the title back to Namibia.

“It is a great opportunity for me to fight for such an important title again.

“I have been doing all kinds of training in the gym in order to keep myself fit and I am definitely ready to add another title to my name,” Meroro said.

Meroro currently boasts a record of 27 wins and seven losses in 36 professional fights.

The Namibian last fought in November last year, when he managed to beat Mussa Ajibu by unanimous decision.

Meroro will have to be at the top of his game, given that he is coming up against a dangerous Nigerian boxer.

Salam will go into the fight having fought fewer fights than Meroro, but with an impressive record of 13 wins and only two losses in 15 professional fights.

The Nigerian's last fight ended in a knockout victory over Kwesi Tutu in December 2018.

It will be Meroro's first fight under the 21 Brigade stable, which he recently joined in search of greener pastures.

The boxing club currently has over 50 amateur boxers and 12 professional fighters in its stable.

“I am honoured to have joined the 21 Brigade boxing club and I hope that I will bring many titles for them.

“It is also important to say that I have been very happy since joining this club and I will definitely work hard for them,” Meroro said.

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