Paul Gallen has confirmed his subsequent struggle – a radical double bout on the identical evening billed because the Blues nice in opposition to Queensland.
The retired Cronulla champion will struggle Maroons greats Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant within the one occasion at Brisbane’s Nissan Area on September 15.
Rising Aussie boxing star Harry Garside (3-0) will characteristic within the co-main occasion in opposition to Miles Zalewski.
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“I stated within the lead as much as their final struggle that there’d be nothing extra satisfying than attending to bash two Queenslanders in a single evening and right here we’re,” Gallen stated.
“These two could not get my identify out of their mouths within the lead as much as their final struggle. Watch out what you want for guys, as a result of I am coming to swing and swing arduous and I will not cease till you might be each on the ground regretting the choice.
“I am truly pumped that the struggle is in Brisbane and I could not care much less in regards to the crowd. They’ll boo me all they need however that may solely give me extra power to exit and placed on a present.”
Gallen carved out a stellar rugby league profession however his boxing feats are spectacular in their very own proper.
He is had 15 skilled bouts and received 12, shedding two and having a controversial draw in opposition to AFL nice Barry Corridor. His final struggle was a unanimous resolution loss to Kris Terzievski in Might.
However the notion of preventing two totally different individuals within the one evening is actually a primary for boxing.
His health, although, continues to be as much as scratch and he’ll solely want a couple of month to arrange.
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“I’ve bought COVID in the meanwhile so I will begin subsequent week. The preparation for a struggle like this is not going to be just like the preparation for a Huni or Terzievski, I am not going to be sparring 25-30 rounds every week,” he advised WWOS final week.
“I’d solely spar 10 rounds every week, so it should be loads higher for my physique and my head long-term.”
Gallen reaffirmed his dedication to retire from boxing earlier than this yr is out.
However he is not sure if the September double header can be his final look within the ring, floating a last struggle in December.
Followers can be hoping that’s in opposition to Sonny Invoice Williams, who Gallen has been chasing for years.
“I’ve advised everybody that is my final yr. I’ve yet another struggle booked in for December, no concept who,” he stated.
“This may very well be it, I do not know. However that is my final yr undoubtedly.
“If I’ve one on the finish of the yr it will likely be a correct six-eight spherical struggle, if it occurs.”
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