Part-time paramedic Kevin Lerena will take on a trained killer when he defends his IBO cruiserweight strap against Czech Vasil Ducar at Emperors Palace on Saturday night.

Ducar‚ who would be a strong contender for the most-polite-fighter-to-visit-SA award‚ if there was such a prize‚ is a police officer in the Czech Republic‚ working in the specialist rapid response unit. He has tackled crimes from murder to drugs‚ even coming under gunfire at times. The boxing ring is a safer place...

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