Fresh from dethroning Tian Fick, South African heavyweight champion Juan Roux will get yet another chance to lace up his gloves again in March. 

Roux faces Josh Pretorius at the Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park on Saturday, 19 March. Emperor’s Palace is the same venue where Roux stopped Wilhelm Nebe in the first round last year.

Roux’s fight against Pretorius will form part of Golden Gloves’ “Heavyweight Mania”. This is going to be the day when former International Boxing Organisation (IBO) cruiserweight titlist Kevin Lerena will make his heavyweight debut against Bogdan Dinu from Bucharest in Romania. 

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old Roux is going to spar with Lerena while preparing for their respective fights. 

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