Rugby / Boxing.  Sonny Bill Williams won for the first time… by the 48-year-old MMA legend

Rugby / Boxing. Sonny Bill Williams won for the first time… by the 48-year-old MMA legend

Former All Blacks’ Sonny Bill Williams lost for the first time in his professional boxing career to former UFC fighter Mark Hunt. (© screenshot)

Dear Readersrugby newsInstead, you know he’s wearing the straps and the number 13 is flowing across the back of the shirt. But if you hardly know, since 2021, the old all black (58 choices), especially passed Toulon (2008 to 2010), Sonny Bill WilliamsAnd the He completely abandoned the oval to devote himself entirely to his second passion: boxing.

Since beginning his boxing career in 2009, SBW has always won. In total, bornAuckland (New Zealand) beat opponents 9 times. But this Saturday, November 5, during a battle organized in Sydneythe former rugby player had to give up his first defeat.

Sonny Bill Williams KO after 4e circular

If he left the favorite, in front of him, however, stood a world reference in terms of combat sports. Mark Huntex-fighter Mmmabut also a famous former kickboxer (he won the K1 World GP in 2001), agreed to compete against Sonny Bill Williams.

And even from the top of his 48 springs, the New Zealander has proven he still has plenty of leftovers. after 4e On the tour, Super Samoa knocked out his compatriot in a fight he didn’t control however. After taking hits perfectly, his oath went into effect, sending the SBW once to the mat (which counted), before chaining in a series of blows, and the referee halted the fight dead.

Towards retirement?

After the fight, a former player in blues He was quick to talk about the first setback in his career. He has been somewhat elusive about his future in boxing. “For me, what is the future? He said in columns Sydney Morning Herald.

“At this point, I’m not sure I’ll fight again. That might be the end for me too. But we’ll see how the next couple of weeks go.” Doubt is allowed.

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