Going into today’s defining fight against Bulgaria’s unbeaten Tervel Pulev, Namibia’s boxing trouper and former WBO Africa cruiserweight champion Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro warned that his opponent must not expect an easy fight as he will bring “everything to the ring”.
Meroro, who holds a record of 29 wins and nine defeats from 38 fights and is currently in his mid-30s, will today square off against 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 lost to Britain’s Anthony Joshua last December.
Speaking to this publication from Dar es Salaam ahead of his fight, a confident Meroro said he is aware of Pulev’s impressive record but maintained that he is not bothered by the Bulgarian’s imposing winning streak as he plots to rain on Pulev’s parade.
“I’m well prepared for this fight and will follow my game plan. To be quite honest, I really don’t care whether Pulev is defeated or undefeated as that does not scare me. I’m going into that ring to trade blows with him man to man and whoever wins will take it all. But I will assure you now, I will win the fight,” said Meroro, who was oozing confidence. Meroro was accompanied to Tanzania by his trainer Andreas “Duran” Mwajanale.
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.