South Africa’s Kevin Lerena to Fight for World Heavyweight Title Against Daniel Dubois on Tyson Fury Undercard

South Africa’s Kevin Lerena to Fight for World Heavyweight Title Against Daniel Dubois on Tyson Fury Undercard

  • South Africa's Kevin '2 Guns' Lerena has had 29 professional fights in his career and he's won 28 of them
  • Lerena will fight Daniel Dubois in London in December for the WBA (Regular) Heavyweight Championship
  • Tyson Fury and Derek will headline the event as The Gypsy King looks to defend his WBC heavyweight title

Kevin '2 Guns' Lerena is looking to make heavyweight boxing history in London in December.

The South African boxer will take on Britain’s Daniel Dubois for the WBA (Regular) World Heavyweight Title on December 3, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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South Africa’s Kevin Lerena will fight for the WBA World Heavyweight Title against Daniel Dubois in London. Image: Julian Finney/ @MaxFordBoxer
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The event will be headlined by the WBC heavyweight title bout between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora. Fury will be looking to defend his title as he takes on Chisora for the third time.

As reported by IOL, Lerena called out Dubois on social media, setting up the fight between the two.

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He will now try to follow in the footsteps of fellow South Africans Corrie Sanders and Francois Botha to become a recognised heavyweight champion.

The King of the Cruiserweights

Lerena moved up to the heavyweight scene after dominating in the Cruiserweight division. He defended his IBO title six times before deciding to move up in weight classification.

'2 Guns' has had two fights at heavyweight so far, winning both of them and capturing the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title in the process.

Lerena’s only loss

According to Wikipedia, 2 Guns has had 29 professional fights in his career, and he’s won 28 of them. His only loss came in 2014 when he was beaten by Johnny Muller by unanimous decision.

Lerena has also knocked out 14 of his opponents during his 28 wins.

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South Africa's Lerena wins title

Kevin Lerena gave South African boxing the boost it desperately needed, with a fourth-round stoppage of Romanian Bogdan Dinu at Emperor's Palace in March.

This saw Lerena clinch the vacant WBA Inter-continental heavyweight championship, becoming the first South African heavyweight title winner since the late Corrie Sanders.

Sanders won the title after he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO heavyweight belt in 2003, Sports Brief reported.

Source: Sports Brief News