He took the gold medal with his right arm in 86 at the Polish Cup 2023 and placed 4th with his left. He defeated Darek Groch, although a little under the weather, but still. Someone suggested that a Vendetta should be in the making right now. The only question is when, where and how much money will be on the table. I would love to see that fight. Meet Sława Kuksa. ()
Viachaslau (Sława) Kuksa:
I'm 27 and come from Belarus, my late father was Polish. I moved to Poland (Wroclaw) for good in 2020.
PeSzy: You haven't been an armwrestler for long but I can tell you've been a sportsman for a long time – I just don't know which sport.
Sława: I did Street Workout for 11 years.
PeSzy: And what did you achieve?
Sława: I became the Champion of Belarus a few times and I got into the World Championship finals three times, too.
PeSzy: Nice. Why did you quit?
Sława: Health reasons. It's a discipline for the youngsters.
PeSzy: And how did you get into armwrestling?
Sława: I became interested in armwrestling a few years ago and when I settled in Wroclaw, I met Pawel Grabas and the club. I started to train two years ago. I debuted at the Cracow Championships and I was completely defeated. Then I participated in the Miedzychod Championships and did a little better, a few won duels. Then, my third event, the Polish Amateur Championships, where I got into the finals with my left arm but lost due to faults. I saw then that I lacked lots of experience. But I started to understand a little... That's when I decided it was time to start fighting professionals.
PeSzy: You mostly lost, I figure.