BALLARAT is set to experience its first dose of professional kickboxing and Muay Thai with the Eureka Fight Night on Saturday, August 24.
International Kickboxing Federation world champion Steve Moxon, of Miners Rest, is promoting the event and expects more than 600 people to attend at Ballarat Lodge.
“This will be the first night of its kind in Ballarat and it’s been a huge challenge to try and break into a market that hasn’t seen much promotion in this area,” Moxon said.
“This event has been a year in the making and I want to give Ballarat locals the opportunity to see professional muay thai and kickboxing first hand.
“I want a lot of local people there because my name is on the line. It’s my first event as a promoter too.”
Moxon has flown in New Zealander Joseph Brown to put the World Kickboxing Association South Pacific title on the line against Ballarat product Cobie Brigham in the headline fight.
Brigham, 20, who trains out of Ballarat’s Barbarian Muay Thai Gym, has won all three of his fights this year and captured his third Victorian title to go alongside his IKBF east coast title.
“I’m a St Pat’s (St Patrick’s College) boy myself, and I just want to be able to put on a good show in front of my mates.”
Four fighters wil compete in the program, while breakdancers from Ballarat’s Existdance will also entertain.