Mark Hunt celebrates victory over Sonny Bill Williams
Sonny Bill Williams has suffered the primary lack of his professional boxing profession, going down to MMA legend Mark Hunt in a huge upset. Williams went into the fight with a nine-0 record having last overwhelmed Barry Hall in March, whilst Hunt’s remaining trip became a loss to Paul Gallen in 2020. Williams is also 11 years more youthful.
However, that counted for not anything as Hunt claimed a TKO win over his fellow Kiwi, coming again after Williams become on pinnacle inside the early rounds with some devastating blows inside the fourth.
Hunt is forty eight years old but he still possesses great power, as he confirmed in a wild fourth round. He knocked Williams’ mouthguard out with a brutal proper hand before dropping him with a couple of hooks.
Sonny Bill is down,” commentator Andy Raymond said on Stan Sport. He’s hurt. Against the odds, Sonny Bill Williams has been dropped. His eyes are not clear. Williams survived the standing depend however didn’t ultimate a whole lot longer, as Hunt landed a effective fight jab to his jaw and persevered to hammer Williams with each palms in opposition to the ropes.
Mark Hunt, in his final fight, stops the legend this is Sonny Bill Williams. What a combat,” Raymond said. Australian boxing legend Danny Green brought: “Wow, that become fantastic.
Williams was seeing stars and the referee had no choice but to prevent the fight. The former rugby league and union famous person should scarcely agree with it as he went down on his haunches in ache. Hunt showed that he might be retiring on pinnacle, thanking everyone across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and noting that it become candy to retire in his adopted home of Australia.
Joking that he didn’t like training on the first-class of instances, Hunt said after 31 years in combat he deserves a rest, and it will be much deserves after completing on a super notice.
UFC legend Mark Hunt knockout of undefeated boxer Sonny Bill Williams
UFC legend Mark Hunt, who is 48-years-vintage, just stunned the world with a beautiful knockout of undefeated boxer Sonny Bill Williams in Sydney, Australia.
The finish got here within the fourth spherical, while a stinging instantly proper hand pierced at once via the defense of Williams and sent him stumbling. From there, the ‘Super Samoan” lead with any other proper go, and accompanied it up with a set of left hooks that landed flush. All Williams should do become appearance to clinch up, but a big overhand right from Hunt came flying in. That’s whilst the referee decided that he had visible sufficient and waved off the bout. A discombobulated Sonny straight away took a knee to try to get better and regain his composure.
This wonderful victory breaks up a 4-combat losing skid for Hunt (3 UFC, 1 boxing), and is Mark’s first win on the grounds that knocking out Derrick Lewis in a UFC healthy way lower back in 2017. Nothing on Earth might be higher than seeing Hunt trip off into the sundown off of an epic win like this, leaving the game with an ultra-rare dub over Father Time. Fingers crossed.
Combat sports is frequently called a younger man’s game, but after Randy Couture defeated Tim Sylvia to emerge as the UFC heavyweight champion at age 43 in 2007, that standpoint started out to shift. Fast forward to cutting-edge, and you’ll locate that the majority of UFC champions are over the age of 30. Not handiest that, however warring parties like Anderson Silva (47), Aleksei Oleinik (45), Floyd Mayweather (forty five), and even Mike Tyson (fifty six) are nonetheless locating themselves competing in combat sports nicely beyond their primes.