The much-hyped fight between Namibia’s former WBO Africa cruiserweight champion, Vikapita ‘Beast Master’ Meroro and South African boxer Thabiso ‘The Rock’ Mchunu has been indefinitely postponed, New Era Sport has learned.
Although promoter Nestor Tobias’ mobile phone went unanswered when New Era Sport sought clarity on the issue, a reliable source at the MTC Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias Boxing & Fitness Academy confirmed that the fight, which was scheduled to take place at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday was unceremoniously postponed a few days ago.
“Although I don’t have the authority to touch on the reasons why the fight was postponed, I can confirm that it’s true it has been indefinitely postponed. In fact, Meroro is still here in Namibia and has been at the gym here with the other boxers. But Nestor will be the right man to speak to for additional information,” said the source.
It was earlier reported that Meroro was to fight Mchunu for the coveted World Boxing Association (WBA) intercontinental cruiserweight title. Meroro, who in May this year suffered a gloomy defeat at the hands of Russian no-nonsense boxer Dmitry Kudryashov, was widely expected to dust himself off with a probable victory against the equally gigantic Mchunu.
During the announcement of their fight, Mchunu, who hails from Cato Ridge near Pietermaritzburg, told the South African media that he was aiming to use the fight against Meroro as a test for bigger and better things to come, referencing his desire to fight for the WBA world title currently held by Russia’s Dennis Lebedev.
“My main aim at the moment is to edge closer to the world title. A good performance and a couple of more fights against credible opponents will certainly boost my chances of also fighting for other world titles, not just the WBA,” said Mchunu, who is ranked number 14 by the WBA.