BATTLE READY: Ben Young, Warren Sharrock and Blair Bretag.
BATTLE READY: Ben Young, Warren Sharrock and Blair Bretag. Mike Knott BUNTHAI

Bretag’s career starts to kick off

BUILDING on his first win, Vipers Muay Thai fighter Blair Bretag says he's confident ahead of his second bout tonight.

The 17-year-old who will take on Anthony Ashton from Kaos Gym in Maroochydore in an amateur fight said he had learnt a lot from his first fight, which he won convincingly against James Braine last year.

"I learnt from the first fight that it was more a battle of fitness because it was amateur and the overwhelming adrenaline overtook a real sense of fighting skills," he said.

"I found from general training in the past eight weeks that I'm a lot more technical, thinner and fitter than my first fight."

Bretag said having played team sports for most of his life, he was tempted to join the sport to test his mental ability.

"It is very intense training because you have days where your body is hurting so much you can barely walk," he said.

"You have more battles in your head than you actually do in the ring."

Vipers Muay Thai trainer Warren Sharrock said Bretag had a great chance to make it two from two.

"He's been training really hard and a bit of time over in Thailand training with his older brother," he said.

Sharrock said Shane "The Beast" Bretag was back at training but had no fights on the horizon.

Fellow Viper Ben Young is preparing for his second fight next weekend in Brisbane at the Rumble at the Ridge event fighting Josh Evans.



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