Twin worldwide Sonny Invoice Williams has survived a knockdown to win on his return to boxing on Saturday afternoon, earlier than calling out Barry Corridor.
In his first skilled bout since 2015, the 35-year-old defeated Waikato Falefehi over six rounds on the Townsville Leisure Centre.
The 57-56 unanimous factors victory continued Williams’ unbeaten streak within the ring, which now stands at eight.
Williams overcame an eight-count within the second spherical.
Saturday’s combat was given near zilch publicity, with the two-time World Cup-winning All Black intent on flying below the radar after an extended absence from the ring.
It’s partially why Williams took the combat in opposition to Falefehi, who entered the bout with an unflattering 2-14 document.
Who Williams will combat subsequent is much from clear, however the two-time NRL champion made some extent of calling out Corridor, who fought to a draw in opposition to Gallen on his skilled debut in 2019.
“I hope so, hopefully I can get a combat or two in earlier than then and sharpen up a bit extra,” he mentioned.
Williams has additionally beforehand floated the potential for accepting a bout in opposition to Gallen, who solely per week in the past went all the way down to Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni within the tenth spherical.
As lately as March, Williams engaged in barbs with Gallen when the duo had been in commentary for Channel 9.
“I’ve mentioned it earlier than and I’ll say it once more, I’ll combat Paul,” Williams mentioned throughout broadcast for Channel 9.
“However I’ve received to do my due diligence like he had prior to now few years. You understand what I imply? Which means sizing him up.”
Gallen replied: “He sized me up already tonight. He goes, ‘You’re a bit shorter than earlier than.’
“I’ve received nice respect for what Sonny has carried out in sport. However as I mentioned, it stays to be seen whether or not this combat will occur.
“There’s no announcement tonight. I’ve received an enormous combat arising in opposition to a world-ranked opponent. It’s an enormous combat I’m making ready for.
“Possibly someday me and Sonny can occur. I’ve mentioned it time and again for a few years now, let’s do it. I nonetheless have my doubts it’ll ever occur although, massive boy.”