Former NRL player Justin Hodges has won his second professional fight in under a minute.
Hodges, an ex-Kangaroo and Queensland Origin representative, blasted Troy McMahon away in 20 seconds.
Kiwi McMahon, on professional debut, was no match for Hodges and the fight was stopped by the referee after the former NRL player had dropped him to the canvas.
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The telling blow came when Hodges glanced McMahon’s temple with the New Zealander, 43, stumbling onto the ropes.
Hodges gazed at the referee before lurching forward to land further blows, doing so with a right uppercut which saw McMahon fall to the canvas.
“I didn’t want to hurt him,” Hodges said post-fight.
The 20-second mismatch was another quick victory for Hodges, who saw off Ipswich furniture removalist Rob Baron in his professional debut.
Hodges, 36, is now expected to work towards a NSW-QLD grudge match with former Origin foe Paul Gallen later this year.
Hodges’ fight was part of the undercard for the Tim Tszyu vs. Joel Camilleri and now