Manu Vatuvei, the crowd of former Warriors, is going to a professional boxing match in Christchurch next month.
VATuvei, who made 152 attempts for the Auckland NRL club, will face against Dave "Brown Buttabean" Letele, former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker on the bottom of the US fight against Alexander Florez.
The great winger, in an amateur fight under his belt, won a victory at the Olympic rowing champion Eric Murray in 2012 and has since said it's an itch to go back to the ring.
The British club had the opportunity to become active again this year after allowing the Achilles to be injured by Salford.
"[Boxing] he gave me something to grow hungry and to work harder to get back into shape and be ready to come, no matter what my way. bana
Vatuvei refused to return to the league, but left it to his manager. However, Monty Betham, who has a career in the ring as well as in the field, wants to follow the footsteps of Sonny Bill WIlliams and Anthony Mundine.
Letele is out of retirement for the seizure. She says she has been asked to fight and refuse her before, but she cannot refuse the opportunity to raise awareness about the Brown Buttabean Motivation organization.
Or Obviously Manu is a big name but what's happened to me is a better way to make such a big card against BBM and such a big card, make more publicity around our move, “he says.
Letele helped transform many lives through free community education camps, which could say no more than 1000 people per week.
Some of the boot camps are very shy to leave home, he says.
"They were in the grave, there was a leg in the grave, so it saves lives every day. What we're going to do is to give hope."
Letele and DUCO's founder, David Higgins, had the opportunity to support this challenge when Vatuvei approached the fight.
"I've always been passionate about supporting and giving people back. I love what they do and you can see the changes."
Letele's first professional challenge in 2014 was against his brother Lopini of Vatuvei, and Manu was just around the corner that night.
Brown Buttabean then weighed 168 kg and is now 110 kg.
"I came to the full circle. Who knows what will happen? I'm definitely a better athlete than the first night."
Letele walked to victory that day, and Manu has a chance to find some family revenge in Christchurch.
"You don't want your two brothers to lose," he says. "I'm a person who hates losing."
However, he can't wait to enter the ring and do his best to make a great show.
While Vatuvei is open to discovering his options in the boxing world, Letele claims it will be his last match.
"That was a big thing I wanted to do, but it's going to be 100% of it, it's over.
The fight will take place on December 15 at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.