Nice Uppercut

In a unanimous points decision Sonny Bill Williams has won his third professional boxing bout in six-rounds against Sydney forklift truck driver Scott Lewis at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Williams took the first round to settle in but finished with a nice uppercut just as the bell rang. It was to be his most effective weapon, and he landed several powerful blows in the second round before focusing more on body shots in the third. It was part of a carefully devised game plan by the dual international’s trainer and close friend, Anthony Mundine, to wear Lewis down, and the Campbelltown boxer dropped his guard enough to enable Williams to inflict a nosebleed. “He went well. I’m very proud of him,” Mundine said. “He did a lot of hard work, and people can see that he has got the talent.”

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