Mark Hunt tried to knock out an opponent at the weigh-in ceremony.

Mark Hunt tried to knock out an opponent at the weigh-in ceremony.

Mixed martial arts and kickboxing veteran Mark Hunt, returning to the professional ring on December 16 after a 20-year hiatus, nearly landed his opponent with a trademark left hook during the official weigh-in.

Mark Hunt tried to knock out an opponent at the weigh-in ceremony.

The 46-year-old Hunt will face former Australian rugby player Paul Gallen, who has ten professional boxing fights, nine of which he won and one draw.

Mark Hunt has two professional boxing fights – in 1998, the New Zealander lost a decision to John Wieborn, and two years later drew a fight with Joe Askew. The Super Samoan fought his last fight under the rules of mixed martial arts in December 2018, losing by unanimous decision to Justin Willis.

The six-round boxing match between Hunt and Gallen will take place on December 16 at Bankwest Stadium in New South Wales, Australia.

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