Paul Gallen is “really confident” he will be able to take down UFC great Mark Hunt as the pair meet in a double-header boxing extravaganza co-headlined by Tim Tszyu at Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium on December 16.
Australian boxing star Tszyu (16-0) will fight New Zealander Bowyn Morgan (21-1) in his first fight since demolishing Jeff Horn in April.
NRL great Gallen and Hunt will finally meet in a heavyweight clash that’s been in the works for some time amid a long-running war of words.
The Sydney Super Fight is being billed as the biggest boxing event in the decade in the city with plans for a large live crowd and the event shown exclusively on Main Event
Hunt had 18 UFC appearances for eight wins, eight losses and a draw and has only competed twice in the boxing arena with his last bout coming in 2000.
Gallen, on the other hand, last fought in November 2019 in a majority draw with Barry Hall.
“We’ll have a beer afterwards,” Hunt said.
“I feel like Paul is a hard man and a strong guy.”
Gallen has plenty of experience on the NRL friend along with his time in the ring but Hunt is not all that impressed.