While Darcy Brown's journey to become a masters boxer has been full of curve-balls, it fits perfectly that his first fight will follow the International Day of People with Disability.
The Lavington man shared his story in July as training commenced for the Pan Pacific Masters Games, which have been postponed.
The foster dad, disability support worker and sexual assault survivor is entering the ring for the first time on Saturday at Masters Boxing Victoria's competition at Ferntree Gully.
"Unfortunately, tickets sold out due to the cap on numbers, so my fight will be live-streamed on my Facebook," Mr Brown said.
"It's mainly through my page I've raised awareness, and hopefully it shows others you're not really different to anybody else, because what's normal?"
Mr Brown's foster son has ADHD and he has fostered and worked with many youth with disability.
The 50-year-old said his biggest message for International Day of People with Disability (December 3) was for people to understand inclusion is a right.
"We have a high population of people here with disability and they have just as much right as everybody else to be included," Mr Brown said.
"If you see someone at Lavy Square who is having a bit of a meltdown, show some understanding.
"Don't give them a label. They're not canned fruit.
The Wiradjuri man has been supported by local businesses to raise awareness of ADHD, Autism, Aboriginal health and mental health.
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