• Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Ryad Merhy vs. Kevin Lerena

 Note

The fight will not take place.

Ryad Merhy vs. Zhaoxin Zhang 

On Saturday, July 17 at the Bruxelles-Capitale in Brussels, Belgium Ryad Merhy will meet Kevin «The KO Kid» Lerena for WBA (Regular) and IBO titles in a 12-round cruiserweight bout.

Ryad Merhy
Ryad Merhy
Kevin Lerena
Kevin Lerena
The KO Kid
Country BelgiumBelgium
Côte D’Ivoire
South AfricaSouth Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Age 28 years 29 years
Pro 8 years 9 years
Height - 6′ 1″ (185 cm)
Reach - -
Division cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
cruiserweight
(200 lbs / 90,72 kg)
Stance

orthodox

southpaw
Titles
WBA (Regular) (cruiserweight)

IBO (cruiserweight)
Record 29 - 1 - 0
(24 KOs)
26 - 1 - 0
(13 KOs)
KOs 82% 50%
Inactive 637 days 210 days
Advant.

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, July 17 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the Bruxelles-Capitale in Brussels, Belgium.

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  • 12 Rounds Promotion

Merhy vs. Lerena Fight Promo

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, July 17?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Ryad Merhy
(29 - 1 - 0)
Zhaoxin Zhang
(10 - 1 - 1)
For WBA (Regular) World tit.
super lightweight (140 lbs)Hovhannes Martirosyan
(11 - 0 - 0)
Renald Garrido
(25 - 28 - 3)
For vacant BeNeLux tit.
super lightweight (140 lbs)Antoine Vanackere
(16 - 1 - 0)
Nazri Rahimov
(9 - 2 - 0)
For vacant IBO Continental tit.
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Steve Eloundou Ntere
(4 - 0 - 0)
Zura Mekereshvili
(16 - 29 - 1)
For vacant Belgium tit.
super lightweight (140 lbs)Mohamed El Marcouchi
(27 - 2 - 0)
Oto Joseph
(17 - 0 - 0)
For vacant IBO International tit.
super featherweight (130 lbs)Miko Khatchatryan
(12 - 0 - 0)
Michael Pappoe
(26 - 7 - 0)
For vacant IBO International tit.
super middleweight (168 lbs)Kevin Lele Sadjo
(15 - 0 - 0)
Javier Francisco Maciel
(33 - 12 - 0)
super lightweight (140 lbs)Sohaib El Sialiti
(6 - 0 - 0)
Ivan Njegac
(12 - 17 - 0)
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Samuel Kadje
(15 - 1 - 0)
Vukasin Obradovic
(6 - 17 - 1)
cruiserweight (200 lbs)Youri Kayembre Kalenga
(26 - 6 - 0)
Mikheil Khutsishvili
(31 - 43 - 6)
lightweight (135 lbs)Dominik Harwankowski
(4 - 0 - 0)
Giorgi Gachechiladze
(16 - 38 - 1)
light heavyweight (175 lbs)Bruno Jacobs
(2 - 0 - 0)
Danijel Kruljec
(0 - 3 - 0)
Ryad Merhy

Ryad Merhy

Ryad Merhy is a Belgian boxer.
As a professional athlete, Merhy has been performing for 8 years.

Ryad was born in Côte D’Ivoire, on November 28, 1992.
He currently resides in Brussels, Belgium.

Last fight

The last fight of Ryad Merhy took place on October 19, 2019 against Imre Szello.
Merhy won by knockout (KO).

First world title

On January 29, 2021 Ryad Merhy became the WBA cruiserweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 30
  • Wins: 29
  • Wins by KO: 24
  • Wins by dec: 5
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 1
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Ryad Merhy have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2021-07-17 Zhaoxin Zhang
(10 - 1 - 1)
Win
TKO
WBA World Cruiserweight Title
2019-10-19 Imre Szello
(24 - 0 - 0)
Win
KO
WBA Interim World Cruiserweight Title
2019-05-04 Cesar David Crenz
(23 - 11 - 0)
Win
KO
2018-12-15 Samuel Clarkson
(21 - 4 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant WBA International Cruiserweight Title
2018-10-20 Demetrius Banks
(10 - 5 - 0)
Win
UD
2018-06-29 Soso Abuladze
(12 - 10 - 1)
Win
KO
2018-03-24 Arsen Goulamirian
(22 - 0 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBA Interim World Cruiserweight Title
2017-12-16 Nick Kisner
(19 - 3 - 1)
Win
KO
WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title
2017-05-20 Mitch Williams
(15 - 4 - 3)
Win
UD
WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title
2016-12-17 Max Alexander
(17 - 6 - 2)
Win
KO
WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title
2016-11-01 Tamas Bajzath
(12 - 18 - 1)
Win
TKO
2016-10-15 Giorgi Tevdorashvili
(8 - 19 - 4)
Win
TKO
2016-05-21 Williams Ocando
(16 - 3 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title
2015-12-19 Sylvera Louis
(7 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant WBC International Silver Cruiserweight Title
2015-09-26 Antonio Sousa
(2 - 1 - 1)
Win
UD
2015-05-31 Attila Palko
(18 - 17 - 0)
Win
TKO
2015-04-04 Arturs Kulikauskis
(15 - 23 - 5)
Win
KO
2015-03-14 Bjoern Blaschke
(9 - 4 - 1)
Win
RTD
2014-12-25 Shalva Jomardashvili
(31 - 10 - 2)
Win
TKO
2014-12-06 Ben Nsafoah
(15 - 12 - 2)
Win
KO
2014-11-15 Ferenc Zsalek
(13 - 43 - 5)
Win
UD
2014-10-03 Cedric Kalonji
(8 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO
2014-05-31 Abdelhadi Hanine
(3 - 3 - 0)
Win
KO
2014-03-28 Paata Berikashvili
(7 - 15 - 1)
Win
TKO
2014-02-09 Elvir Behlulovic
(3 - 21 - 0)
Win
KO
2014-01-11 Patrick Berger
(8 - 13 - 0)
Win
KO
2013-12-14 Toni Visic
(9 - 12 - 1)
Win
KO
2013-11-23 Jakub Wojcik
(1 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
2013-10-05 Marko Martinjak
(2 - 4 - 0)
Win
RTD
2013-08-23 Nikolai Ermenkov
(7 - 6 - 0)
Win
KO
2013-06-29 Hrvoje Bozinovic
(0 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO

All Ryad Merhy's losses

Who all beat Ryad Merhy?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2018-03-24 Arsen Goulamirian
(22 - 0 - 0)
Loss
TKO
WBA Interim World Cruiserweight Title

Ryad Merhy Highlights

Kevin «The KO Kid» Lerena

Kevin «The KO Kid» Lerena

Kevin Lerena is a South African boxer.
As a professional athlete, Lerena has been performing for 9 years.

Kevin was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, on May 5, 1992.
He currently resides in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Last fight

The last fight of Kevin Lerena took place on December 19, 2020 against Patrick FergusonPatrick Ferguson.
Lerena won by technical knockout (TKO).

Kevin Lerena vs. Patrick Ferguson 

Kevin Lerena's last fight

First world title

On September 9, 2017 Kevin Lerena became the IBO cruiserweight champion in a fight for the vacant title.

Boxing record

  • Total fights: 27
  • Wins: 26
  • Wins by KO: 13
  • Wins by dec: 13
  • Losses: 1
  • Losses by KO: 0
  • Losses by dec: 1
  • Draws: 0

Professional career

How many fights did Kevin Lerena have?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2020-12-19 Patrick Ferguson
(17 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
2020-02-08 Firat Arslan
(47 - 8 - 3)
Win
TKO
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2019-09-21 Sefer Seferi
(23 - 2 - 1)
Win
TKO
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2019-06-08 Vasil Ducar
(7 - 0 - 1)
Win
UD
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2019-03-16 Artur Mann
(15 - 0 - 0)
Win
TKO
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2018-06-02 Roman Golovashchenko
(19 - 1 - 0)
Win
UD
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2018-03-03 Dmytro Kucher
(24 - 2 - 1)
Win
UD
IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2017-09-09 Youri Kayembre Kalenga
(23 - 3 - 0)
Win
SD
vacant IBO World Cruiserweight Title
2017-04-23 Sergio Ramirez
(14 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2017-02-04 Vikapita Meroro
(28 - 5 - 0)
Win
TKO
2016-10-22 Micki Nielsen
(22 - 0 - 0)
Win
MD
2016-06-11 Roberto Feliciano Bolonti
(37 - 5 - 0)
Win
UD
2016-04-24 Johnny Muller
(19 - 5 - 2)
Win
TKO
vacant WBA Pan African Cruiserweight Title
South African Cruiserweight Title
2015-07-30 Deon Coetzee
(11 - 5 - 0)
Win
UD
South African Cruiserweight Title
2015-03-14 Igor Pylypenko
(4 - 19 - 2)
Win
UD
2014-11-15 Johnny Muller
(16 - 4 - 2)
Loss
UD
2014-09-29 Gogita Gorgiladze
(4 - 6 - 0)
Win
KO
vacant WBC Youth Silver Cruiserweight Title
2014-08-09 Marcos Antonio Aumada
(14 - 2 - 0)
Win
UD
2013-11-22 Big Ben Marcell Mulumba
(2 - 0 - 0)
Win
PTS
2013-09-21 Ibrahim Labaran
(10 - 2 - 0)
Win
TKO
vacant World Boxing Federation African Cruiserweight Title
2013-07-27 Khayeni Hlungwane
(5 - 6 - 0)
Win
PTS
2013-02-16 Javier Corrales
(7 - 1 - 2)
Win
UD
2012-11-19 Jean Lutete
(debut)
Win
TKO
2012-10-04 Alex Mbaya
(1 - 3 - 1)
Win
TKO
2012-06-16 Lucas Jere
(2 - 1 - 0)
Win
TKO
2012-03-26 Gerson Singo
(1 - 5 - 0)
Win
KO
2011-11-30 Justice Siliga
(2 - 2 - 0)
Win
KO

All Kevin Lerena's losses

Who all beat Kevin Lerena?

Date Opponent Result Notes
2014-11-15 Johnny Muller
(16 - 4 - 2)
Loss
UD

Kevin «The KO Kid» Lerena Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Merhy to win: 1/3
  • Lerena to win: 2/1
  • Draw: 22/1

Prediction

Sergey Loktev
Who will win: Merhy or Lerena?

Merhy and Lerena are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the boxers will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Ryad Merhy will win by technical knockout.

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