JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Kevin Lerena will make the next defence of his IBO junior-heavyweight belt against Sefer Seferi of Macedonia on Saturday September 21 at the Emperors Palace Casino near Kempton Park.
The southpaw Lerena (23-1; 0), who has been fighting as a pro since November 2011, has won the WBF Africa junior-heavyweight, WBC Youth junior-heavyweight, South African junior-heavyweight, WBA Pan African cruiserweight and IBO junior-heavyweight titles.
He captured the vacant IBO belt with a split decision win over Youri Kayembre Kalenga in September 2017, and has made successful defences of the belt against Dmytro Kucher (points), Roman Golovashchenko (points), Artur Mann (TKO fourth round) and Vasil Ducar (points).
The 40-year-old Seferi (23-2-1; 10) was born in Gostivar, SFR Yugoslavia (now Macedonia), but fights out of Burgdorf, Switzerland. He made his pro debut on May 26, 2007.
He won 19 of his first 21 fights inside the distance, mainly against poor opponents, a number of them with negative records.