It was nothing however love at Thursday’s pre-fight press convention however Mark Hunt has warned Sonny Invoice Williams he nonetheless has another knockout punch left in his battle-scarred fingers.
Hunt, 48, has confirmed how significantly he takes the bout by shedding 28kg from his highly effective body, consuming proper and sweating it out in a coaching stint in Thailand.
Williams is 9-0 as an expert boxer however admits he takes a step into the unknown towards the MMA legend.
Sonny Invoice Williams will face Mark Hunt in a titanic heavyweight conflict on November 5. Watch reside and unique on Stan
SBW, Hunt sq. off at presser
“Sonny hasn’t faced anyone as tough as I am,” Hunt stated at Sydney’s ICC.
“He’s used to the big stage and the bright lights (as a rugby and league player) but fighting is different, we all know that. I’ve been fighting since I came out of the womb.”
Hunt hasn’t fought because the 2020 factors loss to Paul Gallen.
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In a perfect world, he stated he would log off with a win and use his hefty pay cheque to fund his ongoing authorized battle with the UFC.
“It’s a special occasion for me to be hopefully hanging up the gloves,” Hunt stated.
“I’m thankful that it’s Sonny Bill. He’s a phenomenal athlete but he’ll have to earn my respect in the ring. I’ve got a lot left I’d say and hopefully I’ve got one (more knockout) on the weekend.”
Williams listened on intently as Hunt spoke.
He’s drawing confidence from his last-start demolition of Barry Corridor however is aware of how artful and harmful the ‘Tremendous Samoan’ might be with a nothing to lose perspective.
“There’s a saying in boxing that your power is the last thing to go,” Williams stated.
“I grew up watching Mark Hunt and Ray Sefo and those were the guys you tried to emulate at school. Not getting into fights every day but the David Tua, Mark Hunt left hook, walk-off knockout. God willing that doesn’t happen on Saturday night.
“It is thrilling, it is daunting, there’s anxiousness – all of it.”
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