Leicester binman, Rendall Munroe, the European super-bantamweight Champion, who has made Hi-Viz vests fashionable, is taking a break from his City Council day job to prepare for his WBC world super-bantamweight title final eliminator against Victor Terrazas on 23rd April 2010.
Southpaw Munroe is preparing for the biggest night of his fighting life, by training full-time for six weeks for his fight with Terrazas, which will be staged at Coventry Skydome, and a win for Munroe will give him the right to challenge WBC king Toshiaki Nishioka.
Promoter Frank Maloney said: “Rendall must be the only man in Britain who misses going to his day job.
“But he knows it makes good sense to devote himself completely to boxing for the next few weeks because a win against Terrazas and he will fight for the world title later this year.
“Working has a binman does help his fitness because it is a heavy manual job, but he will benefit more from a training camp with Mike and Jason Shinfield.
“Even if when he beats Terrazas, Rendall says he will back at work a few days later and that is admirable.
“He is very level headed and there is nothing big time about him. At times he doesn’t realise that he is close to becoming a big star.”
Terrazas (25-1-1) is unbeaten in seven years, and suffered the sole loss of his professional career on his paid debut when he was knocked out inside two rounds by Adrian Tellez – a loss he avenged.
British Boxers caught up with Rendall this week to ask him how training for the fight is going, and if he had any predictions for the fight.
Asked how Munroe see’s his future mapping out in the ring, and how winning a world title would change his life, the down to earth likeable lad from the Midlands responded in his typical humble manner.
“Who knows what the future holds, I’m just enjoying it all. he said. “What happens next is down to my team Maloney and the Shinfields. he added. “I just hope the youths of today can look up to someone like myself and realise that if u put the hard work and dediction in then good things happen.”
He is managed by Edison Reynoso and promoted exclusively by top Mexican outfit HG promotions.
Below is a video of Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas in a fight against. Carlos “Carnicero” Medellin for the WBC FECARBOX featherweight title, which he won by TKO in the fifth.
“His promoter Hector Garcia has worked hard to get him up the rankings and secured an excellent purse for this fight.
“Fighting outside of Mexico is no problem because we generally do that with other fighters we train like Oscar Larios.”
The only other blemish came on Victor’s eighth professional fight when he drew with Saul Osana.
He is currently hitting harder than ever with six of his last seven wins coming inside the distance.
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