Sam Goodman vs Chainoi Worawut, Barry Hall vs Curtis Scott, Liam Wilson wins, live updates, start time, how to watch, stream, blog, full card, results, news

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47-year-old former AFL enforcer Barry Hall was utterly crushed on Wednesday night by exiled former NRL player Curtis Scott, who claimed a first-round knockout in simple fashion.

Scott, just 26 to Hall’s 47 years, entered the fight with two pro boxing wins, both by knockout.

Hall had beefed up 12kg since his last fight, but ‘Big Bad Barry’ was helpless against the aggressive, and much lighter, Scott from the very first bell.

Scott almost immediately got through his opponent’s defence and hardly took a shot from the former AFL premiership winner as he sent Hall crashing down with punch after punch before the referee finally waved it off.

it’s all happening with the pew pew bam bam.Source: FOX SPORTS

“The minute he got hit he just fell apart,” boxing great Barry Michael said. “He wasn’t right… he had no legs at all.”

“I swear to God it was the exact first shot that Sonny Bill Williams threw,” Australian UFC icon Alexander Volkanovski said, noting that Scott had clearly learned from Hall’s previous defeat.

“I’ll fight anyone,” Scott declared, before saying “Sonny Bill makes sense” – heralding a boxing match-up that is sure to draw plenty of interest.

Curtis Scott sent Barry Hall back into retirement in devastating fashion. Pictures: No Limit Boxing/Gregg PorteousSource: Supplied

Now, breakout Australian star Sam Goodman takes a massive gamble as he puts his mandatory world title challenger status on the line against undefeated Thai contender Chainoi ‘Rock Man’ Worawut.

The No Limit Boxing event in Wollongong has already seen a host of thrilling fights – including a heavyweight KO beast delivering another stunning finish, and Liam Wilson’s lightweight debut ending in an unbelievable win.

Follow all the action in our live blog below!

BOXING: GOODMAN V WORAWUT | WBC Super Bantamweight World Title Eliminator | WED 10 JULY 7PM AEST | Order Now with Main Event on Kayo Sports.

Liam Wilson violently FLATLINES Dib | 01:24

AUSSIE ENDS FIGHT OF THE YEAR WITH KILLER FINISH

Australia’s Liam Wilson’s lightweight debut was undoubtedly the fight of the night – and a fight of the year contender – as the former two-time world title contestant at super featherweight moved up in weight to share a gruelling slugfest with Youssef Dib.

And he produced a trio of monstrous left hooks to crumple ‘Uwee’ Dib in one of the most devastating finishes of his career – and at the perfect time, with the fight getting away from him.

Wilson started well, but increasingly struggled to get past Dib’s excellent movement.

Wilson’s nose was left badly bloodied in the fifth round, and Dib poured on the pressure in the sixth round as momentum completely swung his way. But Wilson fought back brilliantly in the seventh and clearly hurt his opponent with some vicious body shots – only to receive plenty in return.

Dib’s straight right hand was the punch of the night at that stage, landing with regularity as he produced one of the finest performances of his career.

Then it all changed in an instant when Wilson landed a disintegrating left hook – and another two in quick succession as Dib crashed to the canvas in the eighth.

Barry Michael declared: “What a fight this is!”

“Liam Wilson has the left hook from hell.”

Wilson said: “I had to dig deep… this is my first fight at lightweight as well… there were some tough moments in that fight.”

It was just a second defeat in Dib’s 23rd fight, while Wilson then called out George Kambosos for an all-Australian blockbuster.

LIVE BLOG

We’ll have all the action from the entire card covered in a live blog below from 5pm. If you can’t see the blog, click here.

FULL FIGHT CARD

MAIN CARD (7pm AEST)

Sam Goodman (55.26kg) v Chainoi Worawut (55.08kg) — super bantamweight world title eliminator

Barry Hall (106.20kg) v Curtis Scott (94.04kg) — heavyweight

Liam Wilson def. Youssef Dib via R8 KO

Mounir Fathi def. Anton Markovic via R1 TKO

Brandon Grach def. John Maila via R3 TKO

Billy Polkinghorn def. Jordan Kasilieris via UD (49-45, 49-44, 50-43)

PRELIMS (5pm AEST)

Liam Talivaa def. Johan Linde via UD (60-54 x3)

Shanell Dargan def. Pannaporn Kaewpawong via UD (50-45 x3)

Amber Amelia def. Connie Brown via UD (59-55 x3)

Alessandro Grippa def. John Weetra via UD (38-37 x3)

HOW TO WATCH

The Prelims will be on Fox Sports 503 and Kayo from 5pm AEST, before the action switches to pay-per-view at 7pm.

Order Now with Main Event on Kayo Sports.

Grach drops Maila with VICIOUS flurry | 01:23

‘THE BULL’ MAULS RIVAL

Former talented amateur Brandon ‘The Bull’ Grach has delivered a truly vicious knockout of John Maila in a thrilling heavyweight brawl.

Grach was in deep trouble at times in the first two rounds, rocked by some huge shots from Maila as the pair traded bombs. But Grach adjusted well mid-fight and a perfectly-timed left hook wobbled Maila in the third round. Maila somehow managed to stay on his feet, briefly at least, before Grach put his opponent on the ropes and rained down punches. The referee dived in to wave things off – but Malia was already tumbling to the canvas.

Commentator Ben Damon roared: “You mess with the Bull, you get the horns!”

The Bull sent a statement to the heavyweight division.Source: FOX SPORTS

“A left hook from hell,” he labelled the perfect punch that started the finish.

“Man that was awesome, hey,” Grach said as he took his record to 3-0.

The victory – and his rapid rise – put the entire heavyweight division on notice, commentators agreed.

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Fast Fathi FLOORS Markovic several times | 01:13

DOUBLE BACKFLIP AFTER STUNNING KO

Moroccan boxing prospect Mounir Fathi delivered a picture-perfect first round performance at Wollongong, delivering a brutal knockout before back-flipping off the top rope in celebration…twice.

Fighting on the undercard of Australian Sam Goodman’s world title eliminator with, Fathi put on a show that will frighten plenty of top-ranked boxers.

“I think he’s going a long way,” Australian UFC superstar Alex Volkanovski said in commentary for Main Event. “He looked incredible, very impressive.”

It began with a fantastic right uppercut before a counter overhand right sent Markovic tumbling to the floor.

“The timing Fathi has is amazing, that was perfect,” Australian boxing great Barry Michael said.

The second knockdown came in a brutal flurry of punches that saw Markovic crash to the floor and hit his head against the canvas. Somehow, he was able to get up again and was still swinging despite copping another barrage. Finally, the referee stepped in to prevent any further punishment.

The end came just 2m 11 seconds into the first round, before doing two backflips in succession off the top ropes.

“What’s my name? I’m the maestro baby,” Fathi said.

Asked why he flipped twice, he replied simply: “I’m excited, bro!”

MORE: Volk’s huge call after boxing gun’s epic first round KO … and TWO backflips

‘Looks small’ Sam not impressed by rival | 01:05

STUNNING ANNIHILATION SIGNALS NEW STAR

Billy Polkinghorn knocked down Jordan Kasilieris twice in a brutal five-round beatdown to earn the second victory of his professional career.

Polkinghorn, a West Ham United fan, walked out to the Hammers’ iconic theme ‘Forever Blowing Bubbles’ and delivered a masterful display in a unanimous decision win (49-45, 49-44, 50-43).

Two knockdowns did the damage for Polkinghorn, with the first a thunderous right hook in the opening round and the second a crisp body shot in the third that left Kasilieris gasping for air. The future is bright for Polkinghorn, an Australian representative at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, as he continues to plough through the domestic super lightweights division under the management of Glen Jennings, who boasts the likes of Tim and Nikita Tszyu in his stable.

Polkinghorn put on a show against a gutsy Kasilieris. Credit: No Limit Boxing.Source: Supplied

BIZARRE SCENES IN EPIC FIRST FIGHT

The evening began in bizarre fashion as professional debutant Alessandro Grippa claimed victory against John Weetra – despite oddly losing his mouthguard four times in as many rounds.

Grippa, a street fighter, fought in regular Asics joggers rather than specialised boxing boots. And he was clearly also unfamiliar with another crucial piece of boxing equipment, with the talented rookie losing his mouthguard repeatedly – including twice in the fourth and final round.

After the third such occasion, the referee said: “If you don’t bite down on that sucker and you lose it again, it’s going to be a point taken off. You got me?”

Australian boxing great Barry Michael declared in commentary: “Honest to god, they should change the rules! Three times losing the mouthguard, you get an extra minute (of rest).”

After Grippa lost the mouthguard for a fourth time, the referee did indeed penalise him a point.

But it wasn’t enough to stop Grippa winning a unanimous 38-37×3 victory, showing plenty of power and good technique – and cementing himself as one to watch in the future.

Alessandro Grippa couldn’t keep his mouthguard in – but still won on debut.Source: FOX SPORTS

In the second fight of the night, 35-year-old mother of three Connie Brown (2-0-1) fell to her first defeat after her remarkable start to boxing in the super bantamweight division.

26-year-old Amber Amelia, who has shown impressive resilience in her career given she has struggled with chronic fatigue, moved to 5-3 with a 59-55×3 unanimous decision win.

Amelia said: “I usually come in and brawl, I’m not very smart. I like to fight!”

But she added that she attempted to fight smarter this time around – and the battle was an all-action, high quality bout with Amelia’s precise power punching making the difference.

DARGAN DAZZLES IN NAIDOC WEEK DEMOLITION

Popular Aboriginal boxing star Shanell Dargan then claimed a sublime victory over Thailand’s Pannaporn Kaewpawong, with Dargan denied a first-ever knockout victory only by the nigh-unbelievable resilience of her opponent.

Dargan came out swinging and never looked backwards, lighting up her 4-1 Thai rival with a stunning barrage of punches that constantly threatened to end the fight early.

Dan Ginnane said in commentary: “This is a different version of Shanell Dargan, this is a more vicious version of Shanell Dargan tonight… it’s a sight to behold!”

Dargan was awarded shutout 50-45 scorecards by all three judges, taking her record to 5-1-2 as she continues to improve with every bout.

“Man, she is tough as! I knew she would be,” 31-year-old Dargan said.

The fight began with a brilliant walk-out celebrating Dargan’s Indigenous heritage, something she said she was especially proud of given it is currently NAIDOC week.

Dargan had an emotional walk-out. Picture: No Limit Boxing/Gregg PorteousSource: Supplied

OLD SPARRING RIVALS DO BATTLE

Heavyweight southpaw talent Liam Talivaa, 29, then comfortably defeated his former sparring partner Johan Linde – a man with one of the most interesting stories in Australian boxing.

Linde was a star amateur with 57 wins from 68 amateur fights who competed at the Olympics for Australia in 2012.

Linde then hung up his gloves and eventually went on to become an advisor to then-NSW Premier Dominic Perrotet.

Linde then returned to boxing last year aged 40 and racked up a 4-1-1 record from his professional fights in the year since – with all four wins coming by knockout.

6-foot-6 Linde boasted an 18cm reach advantage over his younger opponent, who he previously sparred a year ago.

But it was Talivaa who dominated the bout, throwing far more than Linde and controlling proceedings from start to finish. Talivaa had never previously gone beyond four rounds, but hardly waned as the fight wore on – seeing off a late rally from Linde to claim a 60-54×3 unanimous decision win.

Baz’s final clip to ‘full of shit’ Scott | 03:10

SCOTT BACKED TO WIN CODE WAR

In the co-main, exiled NRL star Scott will also look to continue his own shock boxing rise.

Still only four months into his professional career, the 26-year-old will be looking for a third straight win against Hall – who is fighter for the first time since being iced by Sonny Bill Williams two years ago.

Speaking with Fox Sports Australia this week, Scott vowed to again knock Hall out cold while his trainer Brain Doyle said his charge would “shock” the former Sydney Swans star with his power — despite hitting the scales 12kg lighter.

A host of current NRL players have also rallied around the former Melbourne Storm centre, with Rabbitohs pair Mitchell and Jack Wighton both backing him on social media.

Earlier this week, Hall took aim at Scott during the fight week press to conference to declare his rival was “no Latrell Mitchell” – a dig at the former centre’s recent claim that he would go close to making the current NSW Origin side.

Several NRL players are also expected to be in the Wollongong Entertainment Centre crowd tonight to cheer on the fighter who also stopped Joey Leilua during his hyped debut in March.

Big boys fire up in tense exchange | 02:28

TAB spokesman Rohan Welsh also confirmed almost 80 per cent of all money being wagered is currently for Scott, the $1.48 favourite, including a bet of six grand.

Hall, meanwhile, is significantly wider at $2.65.

“We’ve seen a lot of Barry Hall in the media this week,” Welsh said, referencing the storylines about Hall now being 10kg heavier than when he fought SBW.

“But punters aren’t taking the bait.

“Right now 76 per cent of the market is for Curtis Scott.”

Elsewhere, Doyle also tipped his fighter to be too powerful, despite the weight difference.

“I just feel Barry is going to struggle with Curtis’s speed,” said the man who doubles as the striking coach for UFC superstar Robert Whittaker.

“Curtis is a fast guy, athletic and powerful.

“That’s what shocks everyone.

“How fast he is and how hard he hits.”

Earlier this week, Scott declared himself the only crossover fighter capable of drawing Paul Gallen out of retirement, and revealed the Cronulla premiership hero had been assisting him during this camp.

Scott said Gallen “wrote the book” when it comes to crossover boxing success and “made a motza from the sport”.

“And the feedback I’m getting now is that I’m doing the right things,” he said.

“I’m speaking the truth and trying to entertain because that’s what this sport is, it’s all about putting bums on seats – entertaining.

“I just want to keep taking out the biggest names possible.”

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Dib bewildered after weight drama | 03:04

GOODMAN SHUTS DOWN ‘$100M GAMBLE’ CLAIMS

Elsewhere, a relaxed Goodman also said he had no problem taking this fight, despite knowing that it meant risking his mandatory shot at Inoue, which is expected to come in December.

“I think most people know I like a bet with the boys,” he grinned.

“But honestly, I’m not looking any further ahead than this fight.

“Everyone wants to talk to me about what’s next but, really, that’s all irrelevant until I win this fight.”

Reports this week have suggested Goodman is risking anywhere up to a guaranteed $3 million purse against Worawut, however No Limit CEO George Rose has suggested the figure is much higher.

Asked by Fox Sports Australia exactly how much the Albion Park product was risking, Rose replied: “In the big scheme of things, it’s $100 million.

“When he beats Inoue, he becomes the million-dollar man.

“He becomes the big fighter who can draw those big crowds and big purses.

“It’s more than one, two or three million … there’s a hell of a lot more than that, and it’s all going on the line in this fight.”

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