The GC star Rosanna Arkle to fight Jaime Ridge

Whangarei's television star Rosanna Arkle will go toe-to-toe with model Jaime Ridge in a boxing match.

Arkle, 23, of TV3 show The GC and former Whangarei Girls High School student, flew into Auckland with reality TV housemate and boyfriend Zane yesterday.

It's understood Arkle will fight in just a bikini.

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"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."

Neither fighter, both models, are concerned about being injured, but Arkle conceded she would need to keep her face well guarded.

Ridge, the daughter of former Kiwis captain and All Black Matthew Ridge, said there would be no surprises for her when she steps inside the ring.

She has been training with former Warrior and boxer Monty Betham.

It will be an undercard match at the KFC Godfather of Fight Nights in Auckland on July 5.

The main fight night bout, held at the SkyCity Convention Centre, is between heavyweights Shane Cameron and American Monte Barrett.

Ridge hopes the fight will help "inspire" other girls.

- Northern Advocate

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