Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ndlovu Confident His Experience Will Overcome Lopez

EL PASO, Texas – Former world champion Takalani Ndlovu knows that this might just be last chance to become a world champion again and he has come ready to take home a victory that will open the door to another world title opportunity.

“I know that at my age this kind of opportunities, are not going to come again. That is why I need to take advantage of this one and put myself in line for another world championship fight,” said Ndlovu, the 34 year-old South African after a long workout in El Paso.

Ndlovu (33-7, 18 KO’s) will take on Alejandro “Alex” Lopez (23-2, 7 KO’s) in a Junior Featherweight International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title eliminator this Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum.

“To be honest I thought my last chance had come and gone when I lost my title to Jeffrey Mathebula in March. I was surprised that this opportunity came about and now I got to do my job and get myself back in a championship fight,” said Ndlovu, who took the title away from Steve Molitor in March of 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He then had a successful defense in Mexico against Giovany Caro, before losing in a split decision to his countryman Mathebula in March of this year.

“I have fought my share of Mexican fighters and I know it will be difficult fight in front of a lot of his fans, but I think my experience will allow me to take care of my business. I don’t doubt that his a capable fighter but I am ready for this fight,” said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu trainer Gert Strydom is not leaving anything to chance.

“His (Ndlovu) work for this fight and his always in the gym anyway, but I know that in boxing all opponents are difficult and a fight can turn with one punch and everything could be gone in 10 seconds. He just has to go out there and do his best and with his experience he should be able to get this win and continue towards that championship opportunity,” said Strydom.

The final press conference for the fight will this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel in downtown El Paso, Texas.

The card also includes local favorites Abie and Jennifer Han, who will be fighting in the same card for only the second time in their professional career.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Carl Frampton: I Feel I Can Stop Any Featherweight in The World Sadam Ali: Moving Up, Fighting Legendary Cotto "a Little Scary" Parker: Joshua's Chin is a Weakness; I Can Knock Him Out! Frank Warren: I Spoke To Haymon About Santa Cruz-Frampton 3 Jerwin Ancajas - The Traveling Man is Back on The Road Felix Cash, Ted Cheeseman Added To Taylor-McCaskill Card Haye: With New Coach I Feel Better Than I Have in Many Years Wilder: I'll Talk Until Joshua Wants To Shut This American Boy Up! Igor Mikhalkin vs. Doudou Ngumbu Trilogy on December 2 Carl Frampton: This Part of My Career Could Be The Biggest Yet Anthony Dirrell: I'm Now Ready To Face Anyone With a Belt Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin Parker: I Would Not Have Problems Knocking Wilder, Joshua Out! Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash Klitschko Leaves The Door Open For a Ring Return in The Future Video: Ellerbe Talks UFC Doing Boxing, Mayweather Promotions Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement