Ben Burrage has announced plans to stage a muay thai fight night in Tamworth early next year, which he hopes will include North Tamworth Bears and Pirates players.
Burrage, who leaves Tamworth on Monday to fight on Koh Samui in Thailand, said he had received police approval for the event, to be held at the Albert Hotel car park.
He said he had spoken to a few North Tamworth first-graders about fighting, although nothing had been confirmed yet.
“There’s the possibility someone from Pirates might be fighting as well,” he said.
“Hopefully we can get fighters from Norths and Pirates. That would be gold.”
On Koh Samaui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand, Burrage will prepare for ring action at his regular training base. While there, he hopes to fight twice before returning to Australia on November 13.
His partner, Sam Barnett, will also fight on the island. It will be her first bout since she fought on Koh Samui in April last year.
“She’s done that bikini-model comp … that’s what she was concentrating on,” Burrage said.