NRL, boxing: All Stars Fight Night, Willie Mason vs Sam Thaiday, video, how to watch, card, legends

Rugby league legends Willie Mason and Sam Thaiday have presented plenty of entertainment even ahead of they’ve stepped in the boxing ring forward of Friday’s All Stars Combat Evening.

The two retired NRL enforcers will touch gloves at Townsville Enjoyment and Convention Centre as a person of six fights on a card completely featuring latest and previous footballers.

Both adult males have a knack for acting the larrikin and on Tuesday it was no distinctive when the pair fronted media to response issues forward of their bout.

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Mason was quizzed about earlier responses from Justin Hodges – who will battle Sandor Earl – about the former’s pearly white teeth.

The a person-time Kangaroos and Blues major-gentleman was not about to permit his Queensland rival get the verbal far better of him.

“That makes headlines f***ing everywhere you go, it is ridiculous. No a person presents a s**t,” Mason explained to reporters.

“If I was worried about what they are expressing about my teeth I have bought a brittle spirit. I have copped even worse than that.

“I’m enthusiastic to battle, I’m not enthusiastic mainly because another person can take the piss out of my teeth, that is just f**king stupid.

“They’re superior teeth. They are just jealous.

“Hodgo should glance at my dentist, I’ll shout you Hodgo.”

While Hodges was productive in increasing the ire of Mason, his precise opponent Thaiday was not so eager to poke the bear.

Thaiday was complimentary of Mason, but not as considerably as he was of himself and his battle-completely ready physique.

“We both equally glance superior at the moment, we have been education tough,” Thaiday reported.

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“I’ve been super impressed, I have observed calf muscles during my education. A great deal of skipping has introduced them out, they went hiding for a extended time.

“I’ve generally just had that bit of skin at the back again of my shin, but now there’s some definition.

“I’ve spoken to the lights crew for Friday evening to make sure the gentle is right so every person can see it.”

Both fighters have been education for the most effective part of two months in order to achieve a degree of health and fitness that they possibly have not had considering the fact that retiring from the NRL.

Mason admits it is been a hard slog, but feels he is now completely ready to set forth a superior demonstrating versus Thaiday on Friday.

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“My attitude at the start off was like ‘just get through this, I’m f***ing exhausted as hell’ and it is like ‘why am I exhausted?’,” Mason reported.

“Then it commences likely into ‘it’s Sam’s fault, this is Sam’s fault somehow’. All those are just little ways to encourage you.

“I’ve been education fairly tough ,I want to get in there and showcase some of these expertise.

“I’ve bought to deal with Sammy Thaiday for six minutes… it may possibly seem little but he’s likely to come at me, swinging his little mitts everywhere you go.”

ALL STARS Combat Evening

Friday at Townsville Enjoyment and Convention Centre

Observe All Stars Combat Evening – Rugby League Rivals only on Foxtel on Most important Event, on Friday 12 February at 7pm AEDT. Get NOW >

THE CARD (from 7pm AEDT)

Combat one – Todd Carney vs Scott Prince

Combat two – Craig Gower vs Matt Bowen

Combat 3 – Sandor Earl vs Justin Hodges

Combat four – Willie Mason vs Sam Thaiday

Combat five – Junior Paulo vs Neville Costigan

Combat six – Josh Papalii vs Ben Hannant