Saturday Feb 04, 2023

Aussie boxer’s home targeted in drive-by shooting


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Australian heavyweight boxing champion Justis Huni’s home has been shot up in a drive-by attack in southern Brisbane.

Police are investigating the shooting, in which up to five bullets were fired into the 23-year-old’s home on Goorong Street in Sunnybank Hills, before 7am on Thursday.

No one was hurt by the hail of gunfire, but it is understood there were 10 people home at the time of the attack.

Huni has been preparing for a heavyweight bout against Joe Goodall at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena next week, with the winner touted for a potential world-title shot.

The undefeated Australian pair were initially due to fight in February before a second COVID-19 infection for Huni put the event on hold.

Huni, who has won all five of his professional fights, was set to contend for an Olympic medal in Tokyo last year until a hand injury, aggravated in a 10th-round stoppage victory over Paul Gallen in June 2021, ruled him out.

He has not fought since then, contracting COVID-19 during a US training camp and then falling victim to the virus again on his return to Australia.

Goodall, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist in 2014 and world amateur bronze medallist in 2017, has seven wins and a draw since turning professional in 2018.

-AAP





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