Sam Goodman vs. Chainoi Worawut at Wollongong Entertainment Centre on July 10

Sam Goodman is set to return to the ring in his hometown for the second time in 2024, headlining a fight at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on July 10. The 25-year-old, born and raised in Albion Park, will box just over three months after his dominant fourth-round knockout of Mark Schleibs in an all-Australian grudge match. In that fight, Goodman successfully defended his No. 1 ranking across the IBF and WBO, securing a mandatory title shot against superstar Naoya Inoue.

Goodman’s opponent, Chainoi “Rock Man” Worawut (25-0-1), also known as Thattana Luangphon, is an undefeated Thai boxer ranked No. 8 in the WBC rankings with 15 wins by knockout. The 26-year-old will experience fighting in enemy territory for the first time when he travels to Australia, coming off a points win over Peng Su in March.

Two-time world title challenger Liam Wilson will make his Australian return following his defeat to Oscar Valdez for the WBO interim super featherweight title at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona on March 30. Moving up in weight, Wilson (13-3) will face fellow Australian Youssef “Uwee” Dib at lightweight. Dib (21-1), who last fought in March with a TKO victory over North Beauchamp, is the brother of former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib.

In a cross-code battle, AFL legend Barry Hall (0-1-1) will take on former NRL player Curtis Scott (2-0, 2KO), in a match unlikely to go the distance. Additionally, amateur prodigy and Commonwealth Games representative Billy Polkinghorn (1-0, 1KO) will make his No Limit Boxing debut against Jordan Kasilieris (1-2-1).

Fight fans will also witness the return of some of Australia’s best rising stars, including Brandon Grach, Liam Talivaa, Toese Vosiutu, Mounir Fathi, and Shanell Dargan. The successful No Limit on Fox fight nights will also return live from Sydney on July 3, with Nathaniel ‘Cheeky’ May headlining against Jose Matias Romero for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental super featherweight title.

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