TWO Bendigo boxers have been added to the undercard for the much anticipated boxing bout in August.
Lorrinda Webb, 29, and Damien Lock, 40, have been added to the Battle of Bendigo.
Neither know exactly who they will be fighting, but that hasn't stopped the excitement from setting in.
"It's going to be a big buzz and I can't wait," Lock said.
"What an experience to be able to fight in front of so many people."
Lock, who is a former AFL player with Carlton FC and once coach of Marong's senior football team, believed the switch to boxing some years ago had increased his discipline.
"I was a bit of a late-comer to boxing, but I am improving all the time, it requires a lot more discipline than footy," Lock said.
In the scale of his career both on the football field and boxing ring, the Battle of Bendigo will be on par as one of the biggest highlights so far.
"This is up there with all of my footy stuff...my plan is to put in a good performance and get the win on the night."
Lock's current record as a professional is three wins, four losses and one draw.
With the hype continuing to build around the fight, there's only one thing Lock is focused on.
"In the ring you have to be aggressive, it's a dog-eat-dog world in there, it's hit or be hit," Lock said.
"Focus on the guy in front of you with full concentration for as long as the fight goes, you can't be distracted by the crowd as it could be lights out pretty quickly."
For Webb the fight will mark her second as a professional boxer. "It definitely gets the heart racing with a home crowd advantage," Webb said.
With the fight around seven weeks away, Webb is hard at work ensuring she is in top condition for the bout.
"I'm training, sparring, running and eating healthy," Webb said.
The former White Hills netballer made the switch to boxing a couple of years ago for a bit of fun and had never envisioned being on the undercard of a Jeff Horn fight.
"Never did I think this would happen, I got into it for some fun," Webb said.
"I am going to concentrate on doing my thing and put on a good show for everyone."
One of the biggest elements Webb has noticed since switching codes from netball to boxing, is the camaraderie within her new sport.
"Sometimes in netball once you get off the court you can hold a grudge," Webb said.
"But in boxing you shake hands and it's a whole different atmosphere.
"You aren't going in to hurt them, you go in to do your thing, just as they are."
With the fight set to be Webb's second as a professional, she will head into the bout with one win to her name.
However, the southpaw boxer is more than confident.
"Southpaw can be awkward to deal with, I've got a strong left hand," Webb said.
Hosking Promotions' Lynden Hosking said he was stoked to be able to bring an event of this scale to Bendigo.
"We're really stoked to have them on the card and rapt for them to be able to fight in front of 5000 people," Hosking said.
In addition to Webb and Lock, Bendigo's Joe Goodall will also be on the undercard.
The Battle of Bendigo will be held at the Bendigo Stadium on August 31, with the main event a fight between Jeff Horn and Michael Zerafa.
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