Who Is Kevin Lerena?
Who Is Kevin Lerena?, Birthday, Family, Social Media – He was born on May 5, 1992, Lerena is a South African professional boxer who developed a passion for boxing at a younger age and has been consistent throughout his career rising through the ranks to become one of the most sought-after boxers.
Lerena made his professional debut on November 30, 2011, and won the fight by a second-round knockout against Justice Siliga.
For the next four years, he amassed a 12-1 before challenging Deon Coetzee for the South African cruiserweight title winning by unanimous decision.
Later, he made his first and only title defense against Johnny Muller on April 24, 2016, and won the fight by a tenth-round technical knockout
Lerena held the IBO cruiserweight title from 2017 to 2021 and challenged for the WBA heavyweight title in 2022.
Under IBO Cruiserweight, he made the first defense of his IBO title against the #13 ranked WBC cruiserweight contender Dmytro Kucher
In February 2020, Lerena made his sixth IBO title defense against the two-time WBO title challenger Firat Arslan where he won by a sixth-round technical knockout.
Under WBA heavyweight, in March 2022, Lerena won his first heavyweight title with a fourth-round knockout against Bogdan Dinu.
In May 2023, Kevin Lerena hit major headlines following his bout against the former WBA (Regular) cruiserweight titleholder Ryad Merhy in a WBC bridgerweight title eliminator
The bout which took place at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, South Africa on Saturday, May 13, 2023, saw Lerena win by unanimous decision, with scores of 118–110, 116–112, and 115–113.
As of May 2023, he has won 28 bouts and lost only 2. Lerena was defeated by Johnny Muller on 15th November 2014 and also by Daniel Dubois on 3rd December 2022.
Kevin Lerena Birthday
Kevin Lerena was born on May 5, 1992, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He celebrated his 31st birthday in May this year (2023).
Kevin Lerena Family, Parents
Kevin Lerena was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to his parents. Although he’s famous, there’s no relevant information regarding his parents. Their names, dates of birth, ages, and occupations are unknown.
Kevin Lerena Wife
Kevin Lerena is married to Gina Goldsmith. It’s unclear when the pair met and when they tied the knot. However, they’ve been together for many years.
She has been very supportive of his husband’s career and sometimes shows up during bout days to support him.
Goldsmith lives her life away from the eyes of the public hence her date of birth, age, and occupation were unknown at the time of this writing.
Kevin Lerena Children
Owing to the fact that Kevin Lerena hardly shares information regarding his private affairs, we can’t emphatically state whether the South African professional boxer is a father or not.
Kevin Lerena Siblings
A few weeks ago Kevin Lerena posted a photo of a lady called Nicci and referred to her as his big sister.
He wrote; “Love you my big sister Nicci ❤️ All my prayers are going up for you & you are fighting strong for your children and Anthony 🙏 As you always tell me ~ God is Great … indeed he is ! Love you my sis”
Kevin Lerena Social Media
Kevin Lerena owns a verified Instagram account with over 80,000 followers. The South African professional boxer is very active on this social media platform.