South Africa’s Kevin ‘Two Guns’ Lerena Calls on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather for Inspiration and Wisdom

South Africa’s Kevin ‘Two Guns’ Lerena Calls on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather for Inspiration and Wisdom

Byron Pillay
updated at February 13, 2024 at 3:34 PM
  • Kevin Lerena will move up to Heavyweight as he waits for his Bridgerweight unification bout
  • 'Two Guns' has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and Tyson Fury
  • Lerena will next compete on the undercard for Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou's clash

Kevin ‘Two Guns’ Lerena has some of boxing’s big guns in his corner.

The WBC Interim Bridgerweight champion is preparing for his next battle and has turned to one of those big guns for advice.

Kevin Lerena has called up Floyd Mayweather for inspiration ahead of his next bout.
South Africa's Kevin Lerena is drawing inspiration from some boxing greats like Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury. Image: Zac Goodwin/ Michael Tran.
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The South African took to social media to share that he recently had a video call with boxing great Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

With a perfect record of 50 wins and no losses, the American is considered to be one of the greatest of all time and serves as an inspiration to many a boxer.

Lerena hopes to learn a lot from Money Mayweather, adding that when the greats talk, he always listens and pays attention.

Lerena also hangs out with Tyson Fury

Mayweather isn’t the only boxing champion that Lerena has in his corner.

The South African recently helped The Gypsy King prepare for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk by becoming his southpaw sparring partner, Golden Gloves reported.

Unfortunately, that bout has been postponed after Fury suffered a cut during training.

What’s next for Lerena?

While he waits for a title unification bout for the WBC Bridgerweight title, Two Guns will move up to heavyweight to keep himself busy.

As noted by, Lerena will take on Australia’s Justus Huni on March 8. The fight will take place in the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the undercard for Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou’s heavyweight clash.

Lerena’s impressive record in boxing

A former IBO Cruiserweight champion, Lerena has enjoyed a successful career thus far.

Two Guns has fought 32 fights and only lost twice. He has also registered 14 wins by knockout, BoxRec reported.

Lerena wins WBC Interim Bridgerweight title

Sports Brief reported last year how Lerena became the WBC Interim Bridgerweight champion after he defeated Senad Gashi.

Two Guns outclassed his German opponent, with all three judges scoring in his favour after all 12 rounds were completed.

The South African will now wait to fight Lukasz Rozanski to crown an undisputed champ of the WBC's Bridgerweight division.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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