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Former Rugby League Player Paul Gallen Signs New Three-Fight Boxing Deal

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Former Rugby League Player Paul Gallen Signs New Three-Fight Boxing Deal

Paul Gallen isn't done with boxing, just yet.

The former rugby league player has confirmed that he has signed a new deal which will see him fight three more times over the next 18 months.

Paul Gallen. Credit: Cronulla Sharks / Twitter
Paul Gallen. Credit: Cronulla Sharks / Twitter

Gallen has taken the Australian boxing world by storm over the past few years, going on a path of destruction which saw him defeat the likes of Lucas Browne and Mark Hunt.

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But that undefeated run came to an end in June when he suffered his first career loss at the hands of Olympic hopeful Justis Huni, a loss that left some people calling for the 39-year-old to hang up the gloves for good.

Gallen clearly has other ideas and has now reached an agreement to step into the ring at least three more times - although there's a catch.

"I've just locked in three (bouts)," Gallen told 2GB radio.

"Yeah. Just a few footy players. All the footy players want to fight me, they think they can beat me. So I thought, 'Yeah, I'll fight them.'"

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With only footy players in his sights - not elite professional heavyweights - it leaves the door open for plenty of hotshot current or former stars to have a turn at being Gallen's punching bag.

That said, he's still yet to see anyone officially put their hand up to take him on.

"Probably one this year and a couple next year," he added.

"I don't know who against. I did sign a contract.

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"I'll fight footy players, not again against the best fighter Australia has seen."

Credit: NRL/Twitter
Credit: NRL/Twitter

After raking in well over $1million from his bout with Aussie heavyweight Huni, money clearly isn't the driving force behind Gallen's desire to keep boxing.

If you take a look back at the highlights from his stellar career with the Cronulla Sharks and New South Wales Blues, it's pretty obvious that Gal just loves to scrap.

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His unquestionable ability with his hands saw him amass an impressive boxing record of 11 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss while taking out some legends of the sport.

Let's wait to see who he locks horns with next.

"I will get in the ring again," Gallen told 2GB back in July.

"The offers that have come to me over the past three weeks have been unbelievable from that [Huni] fight.

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"It's like my stocks have gone up. I can't imagine what would have happened had I won that fight.

"My stocks have gone up because of the effort I put into it and the fight itself.

"I have the option to do both, but first of all, it will be football players to start with and then after that, I will go back to boxers and MMA-type of people.

"There will be rugby league players to start with and then we will look at boxers and MMA fighters after that."

Featured Image Credit: No Limit Boxing

Topics: Boxing News, Paul Gallen, Boxing, Rugby League, nrl, Australia

Max Sherry
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