Justis Huni vs Joe Goodall, weigh-in, scales, Australian heavyweight, how to watch, stream, video

After months of words and predictions, the time for talk is just about over as Australia’s two best heavyweights prepare for their blockbuster bout on Wednesday night at Nissan Arena in Brisbane.

Undefeated boxers Justis Huni and Joe Goodall will hit the scales at midday on Tuesday, as the countdown continues to what shapes as the best heavyweight bout on Australian shores in more than a century.

Huni, 23, will make his return after a year’s absence following his 10-round slog with Paul Gallen in Sydney.

The golden boy of Australian boxing required surgery following his victory over the former NRL premiership-winner, which meant he missed the Olympics.

He then copped another blow when he tested positive twice to Covid on either side of the new year. It’s something his former sparring partner Goodall didn’t believe, questioning whether Huni was “running scared” during their faceoff.

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Goodall (8-0-1, 7KO) represents the biggest test for Huni since turning pro.

The 29-year-old has been training under 1984 silver medalist Kevin Barry in Las Vegas for the past year.

It’s something Huni’s promoter Dean Lonergan is worried about.

“He’s gone from being a marshmallow to a man made up of raw iron,” Lonergan said on Monday.

“He’s trained guys in the past who I thought were mediocre fighters and turned them into absolute animals, and guys who will do what they have to do to win.

“Whether it be elbowing, whether it be headbutting, whether it be low blows … what worries me in this fight (is) that Joe Goodall will come to the table with a whole lot of stuff that we’ve never seen before from Joe.

“Kevin’s already alluded to it on a number of occasions and talked about Joe being the ‘Junkyard Dog’ who’ll keep coming and coming,

“I can promise you he will … be coming with dirty tricks, and it’s something that the referee will definitely have to be watching out for.”

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Australian heavyweight stars Justis Huni and Joe Goodall will hit the scales on Tuesday. Photo: Matthew PoonSource: News Corp Australia

Huni’s power has been questioned, but the amateur star did his best to downplay whether it was a factor heading into the fight, where Goodall has six first-round knockouts.

Asked whether he should be ducking Goodall early, Huni said he wouldn’t take a backfoot step.

“On my bike?! What do I have to get on my bike for? I’ll stand toe-to-toe,” Huni said.

“I don’t have to get on my bike, I’ll stand there and fight.

“If he wants to go to the deep waters, I’m willing to go to the deep waters.

“I’ve done all the hard work and I’ve done all the preparation for this fight. Bring it on.”

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