Final evening, in Austin, Texas, novice boxer Greg Hardy scored an upset win over Hasim Rahman Junior. The 320 pound former NFL participant who has gained seven MMA fights, dropped Rahman in spherical two and gained a 4 spherical unanimous resolution. Scores had been 39-36 throughout the board. Hardy, who had his boxing debut in October, is now 2-0(1). Rahman, son in fact of the previous heavyweight champ, loses his second in a row in falling to 12-2(6).
Final evening’s struggle could not have been terribly fairly, however it was action-packed and thrilling to observe. Rahman, a lot the lighter man (he was purported to have fought Vitor Belfort, who pulled out with COVID) was clearly the quicker man. Transferring and boxing, Rahman was touchdown good pictures, staggering Hardy with a left hand. However Hardy, although uncooked, was sport and he saved coming after Rahman.
Spherical two noticed Rahman take appreciable punishment. Damage by numerous hefty wallops, Rahman seemed as if he may get stopped. To his credit score, Rahman dug deep and shortly Hardy appeared arm-weary. However Hardy then dropped Rahman closely with a pointy proper hand to the top and the upset appeared to be close to. Rahman bought up and he fired again on the finish of the energetic session.
Hardy landed extra harm within the third, showing to attain a second knockdown when his uppercut slammed Rahman backwards and into the ropes. The referee ignored the truth that the ropes held Rahman up. Rahman boxed and moved, making an attempt to clear his head. The ultimate spherical noticed Hardy bloody Rahman’s nostril and the large man did extra work as Rahman seemed to run down the clock. In the long run it was a transparent win for Hardy.
So, how far can Hardy go? The 34 12 months previous does appear to have one thing to supply. Having had so little expertise, Hardy was spectacular final evening. Hardy even claimed post-fight how “the division is mine now.”
“I’m prepared for everyone. Give me some discover, let me lose some weight. I’m gonna harm all people,” he mentioned.
Whereas it’s clearly a large stretch for Hardy to say he’s prepared for everyone, the newest athlete/fighter to cross over to boxing will definitely get some huge alternatives within the close to future. Hardy is an entire lot of enjoyable to observe. As for Rahman, it’s robust to see the place he goes from right here, having misplaced to Kenzie Morrison and now to Hardy.