Cam Pegg will step into the ring tonight in a bid to earn himself the World Boxing Council Victorian title.By Matthew Galea
Cam Pegg will be back in the ring for a second title fight in the space of four months.
After successfully defending his Muay Thai Australia Victorian junior welterweight title against Richard Fannous in Shepparton, Pegg has the chance to add a second title to his collection tonight.
Pegg will fight Nick Allen in Melbourne for the welterweight Thai rules World Boxing Council Victorian title at Brute Force Promotion’s Gladiators event at Coburg Town Hall.
Pegg’s trainer Mat Reid said Pegg was in for a tough fight.
‘‘Allen’s a walk-up fighter, he just keeps going forward and he’s tough, he can wear shots to give shots,’’ Reid said.
‘‘Cam’s a bit smarter, he uses the ring and can change his angles, so hopefully he can evade him and attack him and make Nick follow him around.
‘‘I don’t think Cam is going to be hurting him, because he’s pretty tough, but having said that he was knocked out in his last fight.
‘‘It’ll be a war from start to finish.’’
This is Pegg’s first fight back since breaking his foot, which forced him to miss a number of fight opportunities, including a four-man eliminator which would have seen Pegg fight Allen last month.
Pegg himself said he was looking forward to fighting in Melbourne once again and he was anticipating a close battle.
‘‘I’m not feeling too bad,’’ Pegg said.
‘‘I’ve watched (Allen) in a few fights on video and once in Melbourne, he’s really fit, so it’s going to be hard.
‘‘It should be all right, it’ll be a close fight anyways.’’
Pegg said he thought he might be able outgrapple his opponent, and he was looking forward to the prospect of winning another title.
‘‘It’s the third time I’ve fought in Melbourne and it’s always good to go down there and get a fight,’’ Pegg said.
‘‘It makes it a little bit easier, because you’re not having to worry about a home crowd, you can just go down there and do your thing.’’
Pegg will fight Allen again in October, at Reid’s KO Fight Promotion’s 22nd Muay-Thai Mayhem show in Shepparton, where he will put his own Muay Thai Australia Victorian junior welterweight title on the line.
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