On 20th November, 30 people from all walks of life will be stepping into the ring and taking part in the Fightfit Challenge. It's a sanctioned boxing event with all the glitz and glamour of a professional bout that contenders have been training towards over an 8 week period and have been put through their paces by a team of professional boxers and trainers to make sure that enough discipline, fitness and most importantly, skill, are in place ready for one of the most memorable moments of their lives.
The fighters are a mixed bag of everyday women and men that have put their usual daily routines on hold and committed to something that will stay in their hearts and memories for a lifetime. The audience of approximatley 1000 people are made up of friends and family as well as the training team that have come along to cheer on and witness a boxing event like no other. Each fight consists of 3 x two minute rounds that are professionally judged with entry music and the usual supporting entertainment of any boxing event.
Once the adrenalin rush is over, the singing of cheering fans turn to the singing of DJ music as fighters, family and friends make the most of the venue by hanging around for a celebratory drink.
The event starts at 6.30pm with online ticket sales costing $65, or alternatively, purchasing a ticket on the door is $80. The dress code is "dress to impress" so no singlets, tracksuits or thongs in sight. There's some limited fast-food options in the venue, but also some great restaurants nearby. As well as this, disability access is of a great standard and the set-up ensures that everyone is able to get ringside as they watch the action unfold.
So with all the excitement, nervous adrenalin and friendly atmosphere in one place, why not come along and be inspired by this event. Who know's, you may even get the urge to jump in the ring during a future event.