Sports legend Sonny Bill Williams and Mark Hunt are set to duke it out in an eight-round heavyweight boxing match on Saturday, November 5 at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia.
The match between the former rugby star turned professional boxer and the former K-1 kickboxer and UFC fighter will headline the main event on Stan Event pay-per-view.
At the press conference confirming the event, the two Samoans came face-to-face for the first time, previewed the fight, and displayed confidence in their respective abilities.
Having yet to face defeat as a boxer, Williams (9-0, 4 KOs) was in top form back in March when defeated Barry Hall in the first round.
“I’m undefeated in the boxing ring,” Williams said. “When we get in there, there’ll be no niceties. He’ll be looking to knock me out and I’ll be trying to do the same. It’s a mouthwatering contest and I’m excited for the challenge. I’ll be in there to win.”
Mark Hunt (0-2-1 boxing, 13-14-1, 1 NC MMA, 30-13, 13 KOs kickboxing) last fought in 2020 when he landed a decision victory against Paul Gallen.
“I was sitting on my couch eating cheesecakes and pies when I got the call,” Mark Hunt said. “This gives me the chance to get back to being healthy again, and Sonny is no slouch. If he wants my name, then he’s got to earn it. I still love competing. Always have. I’m a fighter at heart. I’m always up for the challenge and I will give it 100%.”
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