Boxer Kevin Lerena walks away with 'minor injuries' after helicopter crash

31 January 2021 - 11:56
By David Isaacson AND David Isaacson
The helicopter that Kevin Lerena and his instructor were travelling in.
Image: Supplied by Brian Mitchell The helicopter that Kevin Lerena and his instructor were travelling in.

Boxer Kevin Lerena walked away with “minor injuries” after the helicopter in which he was training crashed on Saturday morning.

The instructor also escaped serious injury‚ fight publicist Brian Mitchell said in a post on Facebook.

Mitchell also posted pictures of the crashed helicopter.

“We are all grateful for the protection of everyone in this helicopter this morning‚” wrote Mitchell.

“By the grace of God the instructor and Kevin escaped with minor injuries. The crash will be investigated by the necessary authorities.”

The helicopter that Kevin Lerena and his instructor were travelling in.
Image: Supplied by Brian Mitchell The helicopter that Kevin Lerena and his instructor were travelling in.

Lerena‚ who also volunteers as a paramedic‚ holds the marginal IBO cruiserweight title‚ but he is set to fight in April in what is tantamount to an eliminator for the WBC’s newly created bridgerweight class.

Kevin Lerena has a fight in April coming up.
Image: Gallo Images Kevin Lerena has a fight in April coming up.