Sonny Bill Williams coach predicts he can fight for boxing world heavyweight title before Barry Hall fight | Turf War 2022

Sonny Monthly bill Williams’ return to the squared circle in opposition to Barry Corridor could be just the start as his mentor has some lofty ambitions.

Sonny Monthly bill Williams’ trainer Andy Lee has declared the previous NRL premiership winner and Rugby Earth Cup champion could be turned into a entire world heavyweight title contender.

Set to battle Barry Corridor on Wednesday night time at the Global Convention Centre on Wednesday night, Williams arrives into the struggle at 8- with 3 knockouts less than his belt.

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Ranked as the 13th best heavyweight in Australia, the 36-yr-old’s past fight was in opposition to 2-14 fighter Waikato Falefahi in Townslville past June, the place he was knocked down but received the 6-rounder on details.

But Williams has now devoted himself to boxing soon after his soccer occupation ended and went on a six-week education camp where by he sparred the likes of world champ Tyson Fury, previous WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker and European winner Tommy McCarthy.

Lee, who is not one 50 % of the Hamish and Andy comedy duo but relatively remarkably regarded boxing trainer and a former WBO middleweight earth champion, declared the 36-yr-old is all set to choose on the greatest in the world over the following several many years.

“It’s been a pleasure to practice Sonny,” he claimed through the pair’s push conference. “For a gentleman who’s achieved so considerably in the activity globe, he’s quite, quite hungry, quite, pretty dedicated, almost obsessive about boxing, so it’s been a enjoyment to teach him.

“If I confirmed him anything this morning, by the next time we satisfied in the gym, I could see that he worked on it, practised it and assumed about it, and was previously improved at performing it. That taught me all I needed to know about Sonny and how serious he is about the sport.

“You could believe it’s crazy but my ambition for Sonny around the next couple several years is to construct him into a entire world title contender and finally battle for the planet championship mainly because which is how good he can be. He has that pure capability but you incorporate that with the starvation he has, I assume he can go all the way.”

Lee also instructed the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age mentioned: “Is that the finest story in sports activities heritage, if he fights for the heavyweight title?”

“The blueprint is there. He’s a distinct particular person completely but you’ve seen with (boxer and social media identity) Jake Paul, for the reason that of his profile – and Sonny’s is just as significant – that will crank out interest and fascination will deliver profits,” Lee told the papers.

“With profits, true fighters will want to struggle Sonny. They will see how fantastic he is, and they will want to take a look at by themselves in opposition to him, recognizing they will get well paid out for it.”

But in a instead cordial push meeting for boxing, the pair did throw a number of jabs.

Although they pair has not long gone as wild or personal as some boxing promotions have long gone, Williams has labelled Hall “arrogant” and mentioned some of the AFL greats feedback have been “outrageous”. Hall also stated Williams’ six-7 days abroad journey was “a weakness” as he transformed trainers and techniques.

Williams stated that he took himself out of his comfort and ease zone by expending 6 months overseas.

They did toss a pair of jabs at every other as Williams said he sparred “guys who are respectfully a great deal far better fighters than Barry”.

“I’ve obtained a large amount of regard for Barry, I know he’s put himself by way of the ringer this prep, I never know too significantly about his prep but I believe he is familiar with all about my prep,” Williams reported.

“I desire we were combating tonight to explain to you the reality but I have acquired no sick will toward Barry. I hope he goes property to his lovely spouse, wonderful kids but I want to smash his experience plain and very simple.

“There’s no glory with no placing you out there and I’m hunting ahead to obtaining out there and just remaining in the ring with Barry since I know we’re going to place on a superior clearly show.”

Williams also threw a few of potshots, indicating: “I should have gone on SAS, show you I was tough”.

Immediately after promoter and previous Aussie champ Danny Eco-friendly declared Corridor would acquire by KO, Williams interjected: “That’s not what you informed me on social media bro. A few of months ago, come on bro. You didn’t say that when you messaged me.”

Inexperienced responded: “I did not say it on social media? Effectively I just reported it now so it’s authentic media.”

Questioned if he wanted to make items personal to get up for the combat, Hall stated he did not “because I’m in battle mode”.

“It’s quite private simply because we’re fighting,” he mentioned. “He’s making an attempt to supply for his family and so am I so it is individual. There’s been a couple matters thrown again and forth and nothing at all of a personal character but I’ve listened to them and it just provides a minimal little bit of gasoline to the fireplace. I’m organized, I’m ready and he’s stated we’re going to go to war and that’s specifically what is in my brain, I hope he provides nothing considerably less.”

Corridor was then requested about practical experience in the ring, the former AFL star claimed he threw himself “in the deep-end” with nine weeks preparing for previous NRL star Paul Gallen, which finished as a attract.

When’s it on?

The battle will take put on Wednesday night time with the present starting at 6pm.

How to watch?

The combat in between Sonny Invoice Williams and Barry Hall will choose area at Sydney’s Intercontinental Convention Centre.

To view through streaming, viewers will be capable to watch via Stan’s Occasion portal with the combat night time to value $50.

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