WINDHOEK – Although many would say he is faced with a daunting task almost equal to scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, Vikapita ‘Beast Master’ Meroro is determined to redeem himself when he takes on Zimbabwean opponent Victor Moyo in their International Cruiserweight fight over 6 rounds, at the Windhoek Country Club Resort & Casino on October 12.
The hard-punching pugilist last fought in April this year when he fell victim to the merciless blows of Juergen Braehmer of Germany.
In that bout, Braehmer dominated the fight and went on to drop Meroro in the 4th round, but the ‘Beast Master’ also had his own and proved to German boxing fans that he is no pushover by any stretch of the imagination, although he lost the fight narrowly on points.
Now, having received another lifeline to restore some lost pride, Meroro will in all likelihood be expected to bounce back from that unpleasant debacle and show his Zimbabwean opponent one or two of his finer moves.
Having previously fought in the Light Heavyweight division, Meroro said he now plans on becoming a fulltime contender in the Cruiserweight division, adding that fighting as a Cruiserweight will definitely improve his strength and speed, unlike in the Light Heavyweight division where boxers focus mainly on weight, instead of speed and strength.
Meroro currently holds a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw from 29 fights in the paid ranks, while his opponent Moyo holds a record of 5 wins and 4 losses from 9 fights in total.
Meanwhile, on that same evening Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Ushona will trade leather with Pascal Bruno from Kenya in an International Welterweight fight over 10 rounds, while Sackey ‘Izinyoka’ Shikukutu takes on Kenyan boxer Michael Odhiambo in another International Welterweight bout over 8 rounds of action.