Namibian boxer Vikapita “Beastmaster” Meroro was outclassed by his Malawian opponent, Isaac Chilemba, and lost their WBC International light heavyweight fight by unanimous decision at the Emperor's Palace in South Africa on Saturday.
From the first round the Namibian boxer was on the back foot after Chilemba started attacking early in the fight. Meroro looked like he never got into the fight as he was on the receiving end of Chilemba’s punches from the onset.
In the first three rounds Meroro did not give the judges any reason to award him the points and instead made it easy for his opponent to get on the score sheet when he caught a few of Chilemba’s punishing right hooks.
The fight continued on the same note with Meroro only managing to land one big left hook that caught the Malawian on the face.
With the Malawian having easily won the next rounds, Meroro needed a knockout if he was going to claim the title but that was not to be as he failed to land most of his punches.
In the last two rounds, Meroro was twice saved by the bell from being knocked out by the more confident Chilemba. Meroro as a result of the barrage of punches he had to endure in round 12 got a nasty cut above his right eye that was bleeding out of control.
The final bell rang to a victory for Chilemba who got the decision from the judges. The judges score cards 111-117, 112-118, 110-119 all for Chilemba.