Boxer-with-a-cause Darcy Brown is five weeks away from his debut in the ring to raise awareness for Aboriginal health and mental health.
"I'm ready to go, I can't wait for it," he said.
"I'm training twice a day, six days a week.
"I'm going in there to do my family proud and to raise awareness."
The Wiradjuri man has hand-painted his competition boots in the colours of the Aboriginal flag and health organisations.
"The blue represents Autism, Orange is for ADHD and green is for mental health," he said.
"I've had a lot of people inbox me through my Buddy Oldman Facebook page, saying thanks.
"I've spoken to a lot of mothers; when I say I have a son with ADHD, and that we fostered lots of kids with Autism and I work with kids with Autism, they see I know what they're going through.
"One particular lady, she said that a lot of people think that her daughter's Autism is from her not being raised properly ... I'm really sick and tired of people thinking that.
"Autism and ADHD, it's just another ability, it's not a disability."
Mr Brown has been unable to train recently with Merv Laycock at Battleground Boxing in Wodonga, but is feeling good and within his desired weight range.
"Lockdowns have been setbacks, but it's just one of those things you've got to deal with," he said.
"I just hope that we can get there, and if the event can't go ahead with a crowd, that'll be tough, but it's still going to be the ability to get in that ring for the kids and adults I'm trying to help out.
"From there, we'll go to Wodonga again, and thanks to my sponsors everything's booked and paid for to go to Pan Pacific Masters.
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"It's awesome to have the local community behind me and there's people following even from Western Australia."
Mr Brown, a sexual assault survivor who lost 40 kilograms in his own health journey, will give away hand-painted gloves.
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