- Greg Hardy scored a knockdown and beat Hasim Rahman Jr. in their boxing match
- “Prince of War” improved his unbeaten record in pro boxing, while Rahman Jr. has now lost two fights in a row
Former UFC heavyweight contender Greg Hardy has been enjoying his time in boxing. Just over a month since his victorious boxing debut, Hardy added another win to his resume by beating Hasim Rahman Jr. at MF & DAZN: X Series 003 on Saturday.
Hardy came in weighing 320 pounds and 94 pounds heavier than Rahman Jr., who was originally slated to take on UFC legend Vitor Belfort. It didn’t take long for the staggering size advantage to take effect as Hardy scored a vicious knockdown in the second round courtesy of a swift and heavy straight right that landed on Rahman Jr.’s chin.
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Rahman Jr. shockingly managed to get back to his feet and even connected with a devastating left hook that wobbled Hardy a bit en route to the end of the round.
A sensational win
The fight went on and Rahman Jr. landed a few more shots on Hardy. However, that wasn’t enough to defeat a mammoth like “Prince of War.” After four rounds of boxing, Hardy was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
The win over Rahman Jr. saw Hardy improving his unbeaten pro boxing record to 2-0. It was his first victory via decision, having knocked out Michael Cook in his debut last month. Hardy was 4-5-1 in the UFC and decided to make the big switch to boxing after losing three consecutive fights in the promotion. He last fought in the UFC at UFC 272 in March where he suffered a first-round TKO loss to Sergey Spivak.
Rahman Jr., meanwhile, has now lost his last two consecutive fights and hasn’t tasted a win this year. His last victory came last year when he KO’d Nathan Bedwell in August.
Hardy vs. Rahman Jr. wasn’t the main event of the evening, but many were astounded by the pair’s showing. With another sensational win, Hardy’s next fight will surely be a highly-anticipated one, so let’s see how things would play out.