British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn will witness Justice Honey in the muscle against Joe Goodall on Wednesday night in Brisbane.
Both men hit the scale before colliding at the Nissan Arena, considered the country’s heaviest heavyweight fight in more than 100 years.
Speaking at Wait-In on Tuesday, Honey, 23, vowed to “fight” with his former sparring partner, who has so far clearly focused on the work of both fighters.
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After weighing 110.05 kg, Huni said, “I will go there and go to war and come back victorious.”
“Look, he said he would come and push and I’m going to do exactly the same.”
Goodall came in lighter at 108.6kg and was amazed at how fat he looked to see several heavyweight challengers in boxing circles.
“I think this is going to be a great fight for the Australian people and hopefully it will end at a stop for the Australian people,” Goodall said after hitting the scale.
Honey has not fought since his TKO win against Paul Galen in June last year. Despite the announcement towards the end of 2021, there has been a delay for his next fight as there have been seven fights on the horizon of his camp. Two bouts of COVID-19, an opponent’s injury and a change in the card prevented him from advancing.
On Wednesday night the winner will automatically enter the top 15 out of three of the four boxing sanctioning bodies, meaning a world title will be within reach.
Haroon, chairman of Matchroom Sport and former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be in attendance, and a strong victory will open several doors for Honey.
It is understood that Horn will also have a keen eye on Aussie talent in the show.
Honey is expected to make two more appearances in Australia before making his international debut in the near future, while Goodall could jump on the bandwagon with a win.
The pair have made more than 200 rounds together, though most of them were when Honey was 17.
Both won bronze medals at the World Championships, with Goodall, 29, doing so two years before Hunny won his first medal for Australia in 26 years.
Not since Jack Johnson became the first African-American world heavyweight champion when he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney in 1908, according to promoter Dean Lonergan.
“This is probably Australia’s best heavyweight fight in 100 years,” Lonergan said.
“It’s a fight that worries me a lot.
“Goodell will no longer be half the fighters of a year ago.”
When Honey vs. Goodall
Honey and Goodall will now meet on Wednesday, June 15 after the fight was postponed when Honey was infected with COVID-19 twice in a few weeks. The heavyweight champion tested positive during the camp in the United States and back in Australia.
Goodall is in a bit of a serious condition after joining Kiwi coach Kevin Barry in Las Vegas and is currently 8-0 and has six wins on his way to the knockout stages in the first round.
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When Honey vs. Goodall
The main event will be around 10 pm.
If you’re taking part in the fight, the door opens at 5.30pm, when the broadcast starts at 6pm on Fox Sports, before it switches to per-view at the main event at 7pm.
Where Honey vs Goodall
Honey and Goodall Nathan will fight at the Nissan Arena in the Brisbane suburb, with both fighters having strong connections to the region.
Honey lives in Logan, south of Brisbane, while Goodall lives and trains for nine years at the Stratton Boxing Club in River City.
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How to watch Honey vs Goodall
Fans can tune in to Honey vs Goodall, the main event of Foxtel’s pay-per-view service, from 7pm.
Fight price 59.95.
Some undercard fights will be shown live on Fox Sports from 6pm before the pay-per-view broadcast begins.
Honey vs Goodall tickets
Tickets for the competition are now available through Tickettech.
Honey vs. Goodall disagreement
Bookmaker Palmerbet currently has Honey as the 1.35 favorite, while Goodall is the 90 2.90 exotic.
Subject to card change.
Justice Honey vs. Joe Goodall – Heavyweight
Andrei Mikhailovich vs. Ernesto Espana – Middleweight
Luke Boyd vs. Shamal Ram Anuj – Super-Bantamweight
Telah Robertson vs. Gretel de Paz – Super-Flyweight
Jack Gip vs. Frances Waitai – Super-Middleweight
Honey Honey vs. Thomas Wilkins – Super-Middleweight
Toese Vousiutu vs. Ben Sosoli – Heavyweight
Austin Aokuso vs. Louis Masters – Heavyweight
Bryce McLachlan vs. Dan Hill – light-heavyweight
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