How Sonny Bill Williams left Junior Paulo star-struck ahead of bout

How Sonny Bill Williams left Junior Paulo star-struck ahead of bout

Junior Paulo, a prop for the Parramatta Eels, has admitted that Sonny Bill Williams’ high praise left him speechless before his boxing match on Saturday night in Townsville.

The 29-year-old Paulo was shocked when Williams said the enforcer was skilled enough to carve out a career in the ring before his fight against former Broncos front-rower Ben Hannant on the undercard of Battle on the Reef.

“Junior Paulo has my utmost respect and consideration.”.
He is useful in the ring.
Like all Islanders, he has quick hands and quick-twitch muscles, Williams said.

“JP, he’s one who could actually pursue a little bit of a career in boxing because he knows his way around it.”.

Paulo was moved by the remarks and expressed his star-struckness at the cross-code superstar, who in his illustrious sporting career also won two Rugby World Cups and two NRL championships.
His resume also included a successful boxing career that included nine victories from ten fights.

First of all, he told Wide World of Sports, “I think it’s pretty cool that Sony is promoting me.

“We are all aware of his aura.”.
He’s had success in a variety of sports.

Everybody is aware of what he did on the football field.
It’s pretty cool, and yes, I’ll admit that I feel a little star struck by it.

Paulo doesn’t intend to leave the NRL anytime soon, so Eels fans shouldn’t worry too much about his playing future.

I’m a footy player first and foremost, he said.

You tend to enjoy the challenge and the training that come with it when these opportunities arise.

Of course staying in shape during the off-season is beneficial.
It turns out that people think I did reasonably well after my first fight, which was in 2016 against Paul Gallen.

So why not simply seize these opportunities as they present themselves?


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