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Meroro gunning for Pulev’s scalp

2021-01-27  Otniel Hembapu

Meroro gunning for Pulev’s scalp
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Local boxing veteran and former WBO Africa cruiserweight champion, Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro, has left for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ahead of his comeback fight against Bulgaria’s undefeated Tervel Pulev on Friday.

Meroro, currently in his mid-30s and holding a record of 29 wins and nine defeats from 38 fights, will this coming Friday face the undefeated Pulev over 10 rounds at the Next Door Arena in Dar es Salaam. Pulev, who will be chasing his 16th consecutive victory, is the younger brother of Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev, who was knocked out by Britain’s Anthony Joshua in December. 

Meroro’s fight is part of a string of exciting bouts organized by the Botswana-based Global Boxing Stars and the Tanzania-based Jackson Group, who have entered into an agreement with United Kingdom-based Go Sports & Entertainment for the worldwide broadcast distribution for a series of international championship boxing events in Tanzania throughout 2021. Meroro was accompanied by his trainer Andreas Duran.

Sharing his views on Meroro, Pulev yesterday took to his social media platforms to say that: “The rival is serious and experienced, with matches against solid names such as Jurgen Bremer, Durodola, Maxim Vlasov, Isaac Chilemba, Kevin Larena, Dmitry Kudryashov and others. I hope my experience is also not to be underestimated and I hope I can handle it. I need such rating fights because I haven’t been boxing in a long time and needs to be active to get back to top positions in the rankings.”

2021-01-27  Otniel Hembapu

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