But New Zealand-Samoan boxer, Joseph Parker, is doing what needs to be done to prepare for his heavy-weight boxing showdown against Junior Fa next month.
The two New Zealand-based rivals have a long-standing history. They've had two wins each at amateur level, both hail from South Auckland, have Pasifika heritage, and are affiliated to the same church.
But their training camps couldn't look much different.
Fa is doing his preparation work in Mt Eden.
Parker is training on the opposite side of the biggest Polynesian city in the world, Auckland.