06 December 2010

Goodna's Kyle Brumby ready to rumble in TV bout

Kyle Brumby feels like a new fighter.

The Goodna boxer fights the Lance Thompson-trained Danyon Greig on the undercard to Anthony Mundine's bout with Garth Woods in Sydney on Wednesday night.

Greig is a rugby league player having his first fight, but has a good 10kg weight advantage over Brumby.

Brumby was scheduled for a fight in Japan at cruiserweight last month but it was cancelled at the last minute so he took the Greig fight when it was offered.

Being televised offers big opportunities if he can impress.

Brumby expects to fight at 93kg and he and trainer Jamie Guy hope Greig is closer to 100kg than 105kg.

Brumby has not fought since he lost a points decision to Cunnamulla's Jason Roberts, for the second time, in May.

When Brumby got his combinations working that night, he looked a million dollars but did not have the conditioning to maintain it throughout.

"I was not as fit as I needed to be," he said. "I started training late."

However, the 25-year-old has undergone a transformation since then.

"I didn't have the dedication I do now," Brumby said. "Since I've come back, I've got a lot more passion and a real hunger to make something out of it."

Brumby has reached the point in his life where it is time to really make the most of his ability . . . or give it away.

"I'm not getting any younger," he said.

The change in attitude has been reflected in his training for this bout.

"He's been sparring really well," trainer Guy said.

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