Fred Brophy (middle) with members of his boxing troupe Butterbean and The Beaver, who are preparing to fight at the Warwick Show tomorrow night.
Fred Brophy (middle) with members of his boxing troupe Butterbean and The Beaver, who are preparing to fight at the Warwick Show tomorrow night. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Fighters go fist to fist at Warwick Show

FOR the first time in 25 years, Fred Brophy has brought his piece of Australiana back to the Rose City.

The boxing legend and his "famous boxing troupe" spent yesterday preparing the tent that will soon set the stage for battle.

The Brophy crew is set to go fist to fist with some of Warwick's fittest fighters at the Warwick Show on Saturday night.

Mr Brophy said the shows were authentic Australia and unlike anything else in the world.

"This is 100% Australiana and it belongs to all Aussies - we're just the people running it for them," he said.

Before he rolled into town, Mr Brophy had the low-down on the Warwick competitors and he said it should make for an interesting night.

"I have heard they have a gym here and they have been training for six months, so it is going to be a tough one for us, but we are looking forward to it," he said.

While the term 'boxing' has connotations of violence, Mr Brophy said tomorrow's show would be great fun for the whole family.

"People think it's a bloody sport but it's not, it's a show," he said.

"The first sign of blood and we stop the fight. We run a good show; we're not here to hurt anyone."

Entry to the boxing tent is $25 and there will be two shows from 4pm tomorrow.

All money raised goes back to the Show Society.