YOUNG boxer Private Alfred Ledua has set his sights on becoming the next big thing in Fiji.
The 20-year-old has been competing in the Sukuna Bowl boxing competition since 2008 and says he is not going to stop.
He lost his fight last night to a much experienced Viliame Vitukalulu of Police but the fact that he was standing until the final bell caught the attention of some of the boxing stakeholders who were watching at the Civic Centre in Suva yesterday.
"Boxing is in my blood and I may have played other sports in high school but boxing will be my first choice," Ledua said.
"This is because my father and his father and my uncle were all boxers so definitely the sport runs in the family."
Ledua is the son of Sergeant Aminio Ledua who is the head coach of the Army Boxing Club.
He said he had conquered welterweight and middleweight amateur boxing before moving up to heavyweight.
"I am definitely going to continue with boxing. A loss will not stop me.
"I am still young and we have good facilities at the Army Boxing Club and very good coaches and trainers."
Sergeant Aminio said they were training a lot of young boxers at the gym.
"We have a lot of young boxers training with us because most of our senior boxers have turned pro," he said.
"We are looking at training and bringing out a lot of boxers to help revive amateur boxing in the country."