Bundaberg Beast is ready for Carnage
SHANE "The Beast" Bretag has experienced the extreme lows of fighting in the past year. His last three were cancelled at the last minute and his training had to be redone.
Bretag's coach Warren Sharrock has been on the hunt for a new opponent and has found one. Bretag will put his undefeated record on the line Saturday night against Kurt Hirst at the Carnage at the Colosseum IV event in Ipswich.
Bretag's last planned bout was for April 20, against Jeremy Otinera in Hervey Bay, but Otinera withdrew on the morning of the fight leaving Bretag to suffer the night watching other Muay Thai fighters from the stands.
Hirst weighs in at 100kg and has two fights for one win and a loss and his trained by Iron Horse Muay Thai in Brisbane, while Bretag is 96kg and has had two fights.
Bretag's motivation did not disappear with the continued disappointments and he said there was no chance of giving in after Otinera pulled out.
"It sucked watching the other fights because I knew I should have been fighting," Bretag said.
"But there was no way I was going to quit."
After the cancellation of the Hervey Bay bout and the uncertainty of when the next fight would be scheduled, Bretag had a break from training. But it won't affect Saturday's fight.
He only missed three days of training and said the sessions back in the gym felt more intense than usual and he is ready to rumble.
"I had a night out in Hervey Bay and a few days off," he said.
"But I just jumped back into the training. The first few sessions hurt a bit but I am ready to go."
Before the fight Bretag has only one warning for Hirst if he plans not to appear this weekend.
"I will hunt him down if he calls this fight off," Bretag said.