17/05/2022

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Sonny Bill Williams v Barry Hall, cross-code boxing fight confirmed

Just after months of speculation the fight is lastly on.

Footy stars-turned-boxers Barry Corridor and Sonny Bill Williams will occur to blows in a cross-code struggle on March 23.

It will get position in Sydney with Williams looking to prolong his 8-fight unbeaten history against Corridor who he said was “nowhere close to my class”.

“For the first time in my expert sporting job, I am fully concentrating on boxing,” Williams mentioned.

“I know Barry Corridor is a incredibly challenging person and his debut proved he has a tonne of ability, but he is inexperienced in the ring and nowhere around my class level.

“This struggle against Corridor starts the past chapter of my sporting vocation and I will just take this gain and go on to even further huge fights over the future 24-36 months.”

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Williams has been fighting professionally since 2009. Pic: Annette Dew
Williams has been fighting skillfully considering that 2009. Pic: Annette DewSupply: News Minimal

Corridor, who experienced a draw with Paul Gallen in 2019 in his previous combat, said Williams had never ever faced “anyone of my size or skill”.

“I showed versus Paul Gallen that I can go the distance and go really hard,” Corridor claimed.

“Sonny is a hugely talented individual but has not at any time confronted any one of my sizing or skill. The lad has experienced every little thing laid on a silver platter in his boxing job to day.

“Sonny Boy has produced a blunder in using this fight, I intend to finish his boxing occupation and open up even bigger combat alternatives for myself.”

An All-Blacks agent and dual NRL premiership-winner, Williams is the a lot more expert boxer of the two.

He has gained all eight of his skilled bouts, most lately defeating Waikato Falefehi by unanimous conclusion in June previous calendar year.

Prior to that, Williams hadn’t fought since 2015, instead picking out to expend the late 2010s concentrating on his rugby union and league careers.

Barry Corridor will get back again in the Boxing ring. (AAP Graphic/Michael Dodge)Resource: AAP

Hall, who captained the Sydney Swans to the 2005 AFL premiership, has fought skillfully just as soon as in advance of in that attract with Gallen

Irrespective of his lack of practical experience, the 4-time All-Australian acquired a status as a hard dude throughout his AFL days.

He infamously punched Brent Staker in the jaw all through a activity involving Sydney and West Coast in the 2008 year, knocking the Eagle out and earning himself a 7-sport suspension.