exclusive: relentless ludeke eyes heavyweight success

20:00    11 Feb 2019

Wikus Ludeke (R)
The 23-year-old is yet to win a professional fight (0-3), but is confident his fortunes will change when he takes on Wilhelm Nebe (1-0) at Sun Carousel on 15 February 2019.

Fox Sports Africa touched base with the Groblersdal-born boxer ahead of his heavyweight showdown this month.

FSA: What is your nickname and the reason behind your nickname?

[Laughs] I don't really have a nickname, but at the last fight they put up 'Relentless' and I am thinking about adopting it.

FSA: How did you get into boxing?

Before boxing I did kick-boxing. I started boxing to help with fitness as well as to help increase my hand speed and power. I duly fell in love with it and continued boxing.

FSA: Tell us about your last fight and tell us how you felt afterwards.

Disappointed. I had a cut above my eye and couldn't fight like I would've liked to.

FSA: How have you prepared for your upcoming fight?

I have been putting in the work for this fight and I feel more than ready.

FSA: What would you say is your opponents strengths and weaknesses?

The fights I have seen, he is very aggressive out the gate, but I don't think he has the stamina to keep it up for four rounds.

FSA: What in your opinion is your biggest strength/asset as a boxer?

Being able to keep a clear mind and I don't give up.

FSA: Who is your boxing hero and why?

Manny Pacquiao. He had a tough life yet still became one of the greatest boxers.

FSA: What are your goals for the future?

I would like to have a fight overseas to represent my country.

FSA: Will the fight last the full 4 rounds or are you confident of ending the bout before then?

[Laughs] I don't like talking smack before a fight. My coach [Abraham Lubisi] always says that this is boxing and anything can happen.

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