Kevin Lerena entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 18-1-0 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.18 cruiserweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Johnny Muller in 2014, since then he has won seven consecutive bouts beating Vikapita Meroro and Sergio Ramirez in 2017.
His opponent, Youri Kayembre Kalenga, has an official record of 23-3-0 (23 knockouts) and he entered as the No.35 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last four fights against Denis Lebedev in 2015 (=Lebedev vs Kalenga) and with Yunier Dorticos in 2016 (=Kalenga vs Dorticos). After this bout Kalenga came back to win in 2017 against Adam Gadajew. Youri Kalenga vs Kevin Lerena is valid for the vacant IBO World cruiserweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: vacant IBO World Cruiserweight title
Lerena’s next fight: Kevin Lerena vs Dmytro Kucher
Kalenga’s next fight: Mateusz Masternak vs Youri Kayembre Kalenga 2
Lerena vs Kalenga Fight Video:
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