The home of Australian heavyweight champion Justice Honey was targeted in a drive-by-shoot at his Brisbane home this morning.
Honey, who is preparing for his next fight against teammate Aussie Joe Goodall next Wednesday in Brisbane, was at home with about nine people, including two children, when five shots were pumped into the house just before 4am. The shots are now kept in the family lounge.
Queensland police have been called to Logan’s address and the street has been declared a crime scene. Police have instructed the family not to touch anything.
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The Aussie champion was in bed at the time of the shooting, and his father and coach Rocky went down to investigate after the shot was fired.
Rocky Honey told Wide World of Sports, “I heard some shots, I didn’t really remember anything.”
“I did not see anything when I went out to investigate. We called the police and then when my wife checked and saw holes through the curtains and windows. At the moment I have police with forensics in my house.
“There are 10 of us at home. I let my daughter stay with us – she has two children, one, six months, the other is eight years old. It was crazy because one of the shots went where we feed the baby in the morning.”
Honey Sr. says she has kept her son away from problems around the police, having booked the star for his last sparing session with Lucas Brown before his fight with Goodall. Honey Sr. says he doesn’t know if it has anything to do with fighting.
“We’ll see how it goes. I hope it doesn’t play out in his mind, if he doesn’t show anything. We just have to move on,” said Rocky Honey.
“I’m just fidgeting in my brain, like, have we done anything? But I can’t fix it. I’ve been going through different situations in my head. All my time, nothing like this has ever happened before.
“I’m not on social media, so I can’t see what’s going on, but there’s nothing. The two men who like each other are a week away from going to war, but nothing has been taken personally.”
Honey Sr. hopes the incident will not affect Honey’s readiness to fight Goodall. Both fighters are undefeated.
“I didn’t talk to him about it. I’m trying to handle everything this morning and not involve him.”
There will be a press conference outside Huni’s residence this morning.
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