Before his boxing match, rugby star Sonny Bill Williams will train with Tyson Fury.
Sonny Bill Williams, a rugby legend, is set to train in the United Kingdom with WBC champion Tyson Fury ahead of his upcoming boxing comeback.
In March, Barry Hall will face the dual-code New Zealand international.
Sonny Bill Williams, a former rugby star, will train with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury as he prepares for an incredible comeback to boxing.
In March, the 36-year-old announced his return to the ring with a fight in Sydney against former Sydney Swans AFL champion Barry Hall.
The former All Blacks star announced he was flying to the UK to train with Fury’s highly-rated team in order to prepare for the match.
“I’m flying out to the UK tonight to do some training with Joe Parker and Tyson Fury,” Williams told Stuff.
“I couldn’t say no when that opportunity arose, simply to learn from the best.”
It demonstrates my dedication to the sport and to this particular fight.”
Williams claims Hall is “nowhere near my class” as he attends the camp in the hopes of securing victory with fellow countryman Parker and the Gypsy King.
Williams will be fighting for the first time in seven years, having won all eight of his fights since 2009.
Williams’ most recent fight was a hard-fought points victory over Waikato Falefehi, a Kiwi with an abysmal boxing record of 17 losses in 20 bouts.
Let us know if you think Sonny Bill Williams will win on his boxing comeback in the comments section.
Williams came out on top after surviving a standing eight count, and Hall is licking his lips in anticipation of their match.
“I’ve thought I could bear that guy ever since I saw [Williams] fight,” Hall said.
“I know he’s a big name, but muscles don’t win fights.”
“Sonny Boy made a mistake in taking this fight,” Hall says, “I intend to finish his boxing career and open up bigger fight opportunities for myself.”
In his only professional fight back in 2019, Hall surprised many when he drew with Sharks legend Paul Gallen.
On March 23, the 44-year-old will face Williams in a bout dubbed “the turf war.”
Their fight, which is being promoted by Australian former boxing champion Danny Green and Khoder Nasser, will take place at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney, and will last 10 three-minute rounds.