Jaime Ridge and The GC's Rosanna Arkle to do battle in the ring

Jaime Ridge will square off against The GC cast member Rosanna Arkle as part of the undercard to Shane Cameron’s bout against American Monte Barrett.

The fight will take place in July under the same rules as the Fight For Life charity event that saw CGW’s Haley Holt duke it out with surfer Paige Hareb.

“I want to do something outside of my comfort zone,” Ridge said at the press conference this week. “And I want to inspire girls if I can. I want them to feel empowered too – to take an opportunity when it comes up rather than sit back and do nothing.

“This a great challenge. It’s an amazing way to test myself. I am all about stretching my boundaries.”

Ridge, who had a brief dalliance with boxing All Black Sonny Bill Williams earlier this year, says she knows what it takes to get prepared for a fight.

“Boxing is not so foreign to me,” she said.

“I know what Sonny (Bill Williams) went through to prepare for his fight in February and I have been to heaps of corporate events so I understand the concept of it all. There is an element of risk but I know the work Monty [Betham] is doing with me will be a massive help in the ring. Although, yeah, I am slightly worried about getting punched in the face.”

Arkle, who is currently featuring on controversial TV3 reality series The GC, flew into Auckland yesterday for the press conference.

“Life is about living right? It’s about taking chances and that’s why I agreed to this fight,” Arkle said..

“There’s no hiding place on reality TV and there will be no hiding place in the ring. And that’s OK. I had never heard of Jaime Ridge until this fight came up. I don’t know anything about her. But I know I want to beat her… and that’s what I am training for.”

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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