Junior lightweight prospect Robert Meriwether has two fights under his belt in 2024 and he wants another three before the year is out.

The 19-year-old from Louisville, who lives in Vegas, is now 6-0 (2 KOs) after consecutive decision wins over Carlos Andre Dos Santos Rocha (then 3-2) and Victor Manuel Lopez Gala (then 5-0) in four- and six-round fights, respectively.

Meriwether has been fighting on ProBox TV, and he has been satisfied with his progress.

“I feel like I’ve done really good,” he said. “My last fight, I was able to showcase a little bit more than the fight before that and I was able to show I have potential, talent and skills. So I feel good about my last two fights and being able to be active again.

“I’ve had two this year, we have a plan for three more by the end of the year. So we should be able to get those in and we will be moving better.

“I’m definitely happy with my showcasing and what I’m putting out to the world my past two fights, so being able to get the rounds, that’s a little add-on for me. That’s a little extra than knocking trash cans out, because my last fight the guy was 5-0, so it was a tough fight. I was 5-0, he was 5-0, he came in and somebody’s ‘0’ had to go – and it had to be his. But being able to have that competition and show that there are levels in boxing, that’s a blessing.”

Meriwether is training out of the DLX Boxing Gym in Vegas. A former Mayweather Promotions protégé, he is not just learning in the ring but also behind the scenes, absorbing all he can about the business of boxing.

“I’m still 19, so I’m young in being able to learn from my coaches and my dad,” he added. 

He also said there is plenty for people to see that he has not yet shown.

“I’m still learning,” Meriwether said. “At the end of the day, I’m still perfecting my craft. I’m in the gym every day. I’m learning every day. I’m learning something new every day, so there’s a lot coming. You’re going to see a little bit more power, a little bit more of me sitting down on my punches, and I can’t wait for y’all to see it.

“I’ll do whatever I have to. They put opponents in front of me, and I’m knocking them down, so whether it’s accelerating [progressing quickly] or being patient, I’m not really worried about it. At the end of the day, I can have a fast-paced career, but I want to be able to have this as a marathon. I’m looking at my career as a marathon and I’m looking forward to becoming a multi-division champion, undisputed champion. There’s a lot more to achieve in boxing, and I feel I can do those things by the end of my career. I feel like this is not a sprint, so I can take my time a little bit.

“There’s a mountain to climb and I’m right around the corner from climbing it, in my opinion. And a year or two from now, I’m gonna be world champion.”

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