Goodman vs Worawut - 5 Reasons To See It Live

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Goodman vs Worawut - 5 Reasons To See It Live

Goodman vs Worawut - 5 Reasons To See It Live
07 Jun 2024 •  by No Limit Boxing Media Team

1. Goodman's last hurrah on home soil

The popular Wollongong local will compete on home soil for the last time, before his inevitable showdown with super bantamweight kingpin Naoya Inoue.

Australia's WBO and IBF world title mandatory challenger made his presence known at Inoue's last title defence, gate-crashing the Japanese superstar's post-fight interview in Tokyo, after his sixth-round demolition of Luis Nery last month.

The mouth-watering showdown is expected to take place before the end of 2024, providing Goodman overcomes the final obstacle against the unbeaten Chainoi 'Rock Man' Worawut on July 10.

2. The best live atmosphere in Australian boxing

The Wollongong faithful certainly know how to put on an event, with two electric in-venue experiences in both of our visits to Goodman's stomping ground.

His last performance, where he silenced vocal Victorian rival Mark Schleibs in March, was a can't-miss item in the Australian boxing calendar, closing out one of the best domestic rivalries in recent years.

When 'Seven Nation Army' hits the speakers on fight night, you can bet on 'The Mad Bunch' being in full voice.

3. Who wins the cross-code footy war of words?

Barry Hall and Curtis Scott carved out successful footy careers in their own right -- winning premierships in the AFL and NRL respectively.

The self-proclaimed footy bad boys were always on a collision course, following Scott's memorable post-fight call-out in March. With both firmly set in their sporting rebirths as boxers, we're likely to see two of footy's most athletic code-switchers in a fight that could go anywhere.

Heavyweights are always high-drama, and we're not expecting anything less in our co-main event.

4. Wilson attempts to top the lightweights in move up

Liam Wilson has long-owned the mantle of Australia's best at super featherweight.

The hard-hitting Queenslander can consider himself incredibly unlucky to have not won a coveted world title in his previous super featherweight attempts against Emanuel Navarrete and Oscar Valdez.

He now returns to Australia, facing just his second domestic opponent in three years in former world rated lightweight Youssef Dib.

The high-stakes fight marks Wilson's official move up in weight, where he could become Australia's number one with a big victory. With an upset win, Youssef, the younger brother of Australian boxing royalty Billy Dib, could become a household name in his own right.

5. The next generation of Australian heavyweights on show

Next month's stacked undercard will showcase the next batch of heavyweights that could reach great heights in Australian boxing.

Between Toese Vousiutu, Brandon Grach, Liam Talivaa, John Maila and Johan Linde, there's an accumulative highlight-reel of impressive performances that very few could match in boxing's heaviest weight division.

In an unofficial round robin of sorts, we'll see unbeaten pair Grach and Maila collide, as well as a meeting between Talivaa and Olympian Linde, in separate bouts that could arguably headline on another night.

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