The Beaver heading to Warwick Show in search of a fighter.
The Beaver heading to Warwick Show in search of a fighter. Contributed

The Beaver heading to Warwick Show in search of a fighter

SHE is undefeated in the boxing ring since she started fighting for Fred Brophy in 2009 and The Beaver is coming back to her former stomping ground this Warwick Show; fists blazing.

The Beaver, or Brettlyn Neal as she is otherwise known, spent her high school years in the Rose City and worked at the Freestone feedlot before she was snatched up by Fred Brophy and asked to join his troupe.

"I was in Birdsville in 2009 and I got up and had a go in the Fred Brophy tent and I beat their fighter and so then he asked me to fight for him," she said.

Now, she travels around the country, taking to the ring with those brave enough to step up to the plate.

"I do boxing, muay thai and MMA (mixed martial arts) and all my fights I wear a pink jersey because I raise money for breast cancer," The Beaver said.

For The Beaver, it all started ten years ago when she moved to Thailand and got serious about her fighting.

"I was always really overweight when I was younger and I wanted to fight but I couldn't because it was so male dominated, but I moved to Thailand and lost a heap of weight through training," she said.

"Then I started fighting when I was 17 and had my first real fight when I was 21."

The now 27-year-old said she was excited to come back to where she spent a big chunk of her youth.

"I competed in the shows on horses and did junior steers in Warwick and so I'm really interested in the show and I've got a fair few friends in Warwick too," she said.

"So this is giving me a reason to come back."

The Beaver said she would be the sole female Brophy fighter attending the Warwick Show.

"Being the only female, you really don't get to know who your opponent is so you can't plan for a fight," she said.

"Sometimes you're up against people who can't really fight, but I have also fought a former Australian featherweight champion which I won."

The Beaver said her style of fighting wasn't "evil" but she had a few manoeuvres that could catch almost anyone off guard.

"Just look out for the buffalo... or the windmill might come out too," she said.

Check out all the Brophy fighters in the ring on the Saturday night of the Warwick Show this April.

If you're a local fighter thinking of having a crack - let us know.

Phone Georja on 4660 1316.



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