Dirty fighting, tactics, Kevin Barry comments, video, when is the fight

Justis Huni’s camp are preparing for a new, improved and “dirty” Joe Goodall ahead of their blockbuster heavyweight fight on Wednesday night at Nissan Arena in Brisbane.

It was only two weeks ago, sitting by the pool in his backyard in Las Vegas wearing a singlet, Kevin Barry described his latest Australian heavyweight fighter, Joseph Goodall as a “junkyard dog”.

“You can smack him, you can abuse, you can spit on him and he’s going to keep coming,” legendary boxing trainer Barry said of the unbeaten 29-year-old.

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Back in Brisbane, 23-year-old Huni (5-0-0, 4KO) is preparing for everything that might come his way.

At least, that is what Huni’s promoter, Dean Lonergan, is expecting after spending time working under his old New Zealand pal of 25 years in Las Vegas-based Barry and being transformed from a “marshmallow” into “hard iron”.

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“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,” said Lonergan, speaking in front of a big walk-up crowd at Queen St Mall in Brisbane.

“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.”

Joe Goodall poses during an open training session at King George Square on June 10, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Goodall, who had an impressive amateur career before going off the rails in large part because of injury, has spent the past year training in the “mecca” of boxing in Las Vegas under Barry described Lonergan’s comments as a “little harsh”.

“I think it’s a bit of a curve ball to try and get under my skin, or my team’s skin,” Goodall said following the theatrical press conference.

“We’ve got amateur backgrounds, we’ve got high amateur pedigree, I’m a world class boxer, I know that, it’s pretty obvious, he’s a world class boxer, and it’s going to be a boxing fight.

“I think the longer it goes on, it could come down to who wants it more and sometimes will beats skills and we’re both very skilful. We’re going to find out who is more skilful and the will’s a different thing.”

He has been financially backed by Steve Scanlan, who said you’ve never met a “nicer” heavyweight.

“He bows to people and he smiles, he’s never been in a street-fight and he doesn’t have a tattoo, he’s not a harsh looking guy,” Scanlan said.

But Barry said the Goodall inside the ring is completely different to the one outside it.

“We’re not talking about away from the boxing ring, we’re talking about in the boxing ring – that’s the only thing we’re talking about,” Barry told foxsports.com.au.

“The only thing at the moment is what goes on in the boxing ring, everything else is irrelevant.”

Former Olympian and now pro boxing coach, Kevin Barry, gives his opinions on how the fight against his boxer, Joseph Godall, and Justis Huni will go down.Source: News Corp Australia

Barry said the only way they would upset Huni, who Barry in fact recommended to Lonergan years ago, was to make it “physical” and uncomfortable for the rapid fire hands of the golden boy of Australian boxing.

“It’s going to be a physical fight,” Barry insisted. “It has to be because we have too much respect for Justis’ skill-set.

“If we go into a straight out boxing contest, it’s going to be very hard for us to win a 10-round decision here.

“We need to be physical, we need to take Justis hopefully where he’s never been before.”

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