Greg Hardy was able to accomplish the task this weekend. He won his first professional boxing match by knockout in the second round.
And no, it wasn’t in MMA. The former UFC fighter would snap his three-fight skid inside the boxing ring. Hardy would make his professional boxing debut on Saturday at Delray Fight Night IV. There, he would knock out his much smaller opponent Michael Cook in devastating fashion.
It’d only take ‘The Prince Of War’ two rounds for him to find a home for his punches. Hardy hit Cook with a left hand which stunned Cook and sent him back to the ropes. This would be the beginning to end. Cook would try to stand his ground and returned fire, only for Hardy to counter effectively.
Cook would be cooked by a right hand from Hardy, which laid him out on the canvas. You can catch the highlight below.
Greg Hardy by 2nd rd KO pic.twitter.com/QsAnLVhjCY
— Matty Betss (@MattyBetss) October 9, 2022
This is Hardy’s first win in nearly two years. His last victory came against Maurice Greene on Halloween 2020. Since then, the former NFL player was sacked from the UFC after a string of losses to Marcin Tybura, Tai Tuivasa and Sergey Spivak.
Greg Hardy was released by the UFC earlier this year and has now signed with BKFC. He has yet to make his bare-knuckle boxing debut, but the crossover should come easier after this result in regular boxing.
How did you find Greg Hardy’s comeback as a professional boxer? How would you rate the performance?