Justis Huni vs Joe Goodall weigh-in, scale, Aussie heavyweight, how to watch, stream, video
After months of words and predictions, the time for talks is nearly over as Australia’s two top heavyweights prepare for their blockbuster bout on Wednesday night at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane.
Undefeated boxers Justis Huni and Joe Goodall will hit the scales at midday on Tuesday as the countdown continues to what is shaping up to be the best heavyweight fight to hit Australian shores in over a century.
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And Huni promised a “war” for the fans at the Nissan Arena for the blockbuster fight.
“I will go out there and go to war and come back victorious,” Huni said after weighing 110.05kg.
“Listen, he said he was going to come and knock and I’m going to do the exact same thing.”
Goodall looked equally cool in his interview after weighing 220lbs.
“It’s cold for me,” Goodall said.
“This fighting game is crazy. That’s how it should be. »
When asked how the fight ended, Goodall prophesied an exciting ending.
“I think it’s going to be a great fight for the Australian people and hopefully it ends in a stoppage for the Australian people,” Goodall said.
There were also some bizarre scenes at the first weigh-in of the day, as Thomas Wilkins had five diapers to remove before the weigh-in.
Such was Wilkins’ fear of not gaining weight, he had gone for a run that morning to try to get rid of the excess weight and also asked Main Event announcer Ben Damon for a towel during the weighing.
Fortunately, Wilkins didn’t need a towel as he came in at 76.15kg for his super middleweight bout against Hone Huni.
The bizarre scenes continued in their one-on-one, as Wilkins raised his pistols while his opponent looked somewhat puzzled.
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Huni, 23, will return after a year out following his 10-round slog with Paul Gallen in Sydney.
The Australian boxing golden boy had to undergo surgery after his victory over the former NRL winner, which caused him to miss the Olympics.
He then received another blow when he tested positive for Covid twice either side of the new year. It’s something his former sparring partner Goodall didn’t believe, wondering if Huni was “scared” during their face-off.
Goodall (8-0-1, 7KO) represents the biggest test for Huni since turning pro.
The 29-year-old has been training with 1984 silver medalist Kevin Barry in Las Vegas for a year.
This is something that worries Huni promoter Dean Lonergan.
“He went from a marshmallow to a man made of raw iron,” Lonergan said Monday.
“He’s taken guys in the past who I thought were mediocre fighters and turned them into absolute animals, and guys who will do what they have to do to win.
“Whether it’s elbow strikes, head strikes, low kicks… what worries me about this fight (is) that Joe Goodall will come to the table with a whole bunch of stuff that we never have seen before from Joe.
“Kevin has alluded to this many times before and talked about Joe being the ‘Junkyard Dog’ that will keep coming and going,
“I can promise you he’ll… come up with some dirty tricks, and that’s something the ref will definitely have to watch out for.”
Huni’s power was questioned, but the amateur star did his best to downplay whether that was a factor ahead of the fight, where Goodall has six first-round knockouts.
When asked if he should dodge Goodall early, Huni said he wouldn’t back down.
“On my bike?! Why do I have to get on my bike? I will stand face to face,” Huni said.
“I don’t need to get on my bike, I’ll stay there and fight.
“If he wants to go deep water, I’m ready to go deep water.
“I did all the hard work and did all the preparation for this fight. Bring it on.”
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