FIGHTING BROTHERS: Justin and Shane Kerr look to settle some old scores on get the chance to have a boxing match on November 29.
FIGHTING BROTHERS: Justin and Shane Kerr look to settle some old scores on get the chance to have a boxing match on November 29. INGA WILLIAMS

Twins set to rip into each other for charity

ON NOVEMBER 29, one old score could be settled for once and all.

But chances are it won't with Kerr brothers Shane and Justin likely to argue, whatever the result of their charity boxing match.

The fight is part of the undercard to the Grand Hotel Yamanto fight night on November 29.

Justin and Shane have been fighting for more than 39-years and still can't agree who is on top.

The first battle was in their mother's womb and they can't agree who won that either.

Justin says it was him, making his way into the world 33 minutes before Shane.

But Shane says he kicked his brother out to post his first knockout.

Growing up in Bundamba, the twins marked their affection for each other by putting one-another's head through walls and furniture.

For years, the wall of their bedroom was covered by a footy poster, hiding a hole in the plasterboard from a forehead.

Then there is the infamous incident at the Rocklea trots which led to one brother being asleep in the carpark.

Shane reckons they have had 15 serious blues over the years and says he leads the tally at least 10-5.

"I'll give him five," Shane said.

"I wouldn't give him any more."

Money raised from the charity bouts will go towards cancer research and treatment and cancer has touched the Kerr family closely

So when fight night organiser and Grand Hotel manager Mick Falvey announced he was looking for some charity bouts on the undercard, the Kerr boys couldn't resist.

Shane believes he has the edge over Justin in fitness, weighing in about 25kg lighter.

Shane has lost six kilos since he began training with Anthony Fowler on top of his own work.

So he thinks Justin will be looking for a quick kill, knowing he'll struggle if the fight goes into a third minute-and-a-half round.

Up until now, they have only been allowed body punches in sparring but even that had on-lookers concerned.

First time they got in the ring together, they had to be separated and told to go easy, with both nursing sore ribs for days.

Since then, things have stepped up and they are now wearing mouthguards in sparring.

Shane, however, is already prepared for that. "I've got false teeth anyway," he said.

The fight may not settle all old scores but it has shown the brothers which side of the fence their mates sit on. "You find out who your real friends are," Shane said.

SIBLING BATTLE

Shane Kerr

  • DOB: 15-7-1975 (4.48pm)
  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 102kg

Justin Kerr

  • DOB: 15-7-1975 (4.15pm)
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 119kg


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