AUSTRALIA‘S two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou faces one of the toughest battles of his 17-year boxing career next week, but he’s just as focused on his new career advising glamazon female fighter and water skiing champ Lauryn Eagle.
Ndou, 39, a veteran of 61 pro bouts, faces red-headed Mexican Saul Alvarez in Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday week and is preparing for a fierce showdown with the 20-year-old, who is undefeated after 35 starts.
Ndou also brings his skills as a fighter to his role as a trainer. He coached Gold Coast fighter Sharon Anyos to the world women’s featherweight title in 2005 and says he can do the same for Eagle.
The 2005 world champion water skier has her third pro bout tomorrow against novice Eilleen Forrest at Campbelltown.
Ndou has targeted a fight for Eagle, 22, against New Zealands new IBF world womens welterweight champ, 38-year-old Daniella Smith, who is trained by former Warriors rugby league skipper Monty Betham.
“Lauryn is still in the learning stages of her career, Ndou said, “but by the end of 2011 I think she will be more than a match for Daniella Smith.
The Campbelltown card will be topped by Olympian Joel Brunker against Argentine featherweight Ramon Armando Torres.