Shepparton's Cam Pegg is considering retiring from Muay Thai fighting due to work commitments.By Matthew Galea
Shepparton fighter Cam Pegg has decided to put his Muay Thai career on hold.
Pegg has found it increasingly difficult to balance his training and work commitments, despite continued success in the ring, and is contemplating retiring from the sport.
‘‘It’s just starting to get hard between work and training,’’ Pegg said.
‘‘I still haven’t made my mind up.
‘‘It takes a lot to be 100 per cent committed and at the moment I’m just not 100 per cent committed, which is what I need to be if I am going to keep fighting.’’
Pegg is the reigning World Muay Thai Council Junior Welterweight Victorian Champion, as well as a World Kickboxing Association East Coast Australian Welterweight Champion.
He says he will keep the belts until he is challenged.
‘‘If I’m challenged and I don’t want to fight, then I’ll have to hand them in,’’ Pegg said.
‘‘I just want to have a break for a couple of months and assess it, because there have been a lot of things going on for me.’’
Should Pegg call time on his Muay Thai career, he said his title wins would serve as some of his best memories of his fighting careers, but he also valued the many friendships he had made throughout his time in the ring.
‘‘I’ve learnt a lot about myself and made a lot of friends in the gym,’’ Pegg said.
‘‘I’ve come a long way since I started.’’
Pegg’s trainer Mat Reid was disappointed to learn of Pegg’s decision, but agreed there was no point fighting if he was not completely committed to the cause.
‘‘It’s disappointing, because he had a lot of possibilities,’’ Reid said.
Reid also announced his next show, which had been scheduled to take place later this month, had to be postponed until next year.
‘‘We don’t make any money on the shows, and just a combination of things has led to us having to postpone it,’’ Reid said.
‘‘We’re putting all our energy into a show early next year.’’
The postponed show will not mean an easy couple of months for Reid’s other fighters, with Drew Etherington being put up for a fight at Brute Force Promotion’s next event at Coburg Town Hall on October 19.
Etherington also has a fight lined up in December at Albury against fellow Shepparton fighter James Honey, at which event Adrian Wojick is also hoping to secure a fight.
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