Gallen: Sharpen your pencil

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni’s promoter Dean Lonergan has made an offer to former Rugby League legend Paul Gallen, who has become the biggest pay-per-view boxing attraction Down Under.

“I have been talking to Dean Lonergan, he has made me an offer, as has been reported today,” said Gallen. “Dean, sharpen your pencil mate. You want me in the ring with him, sharpen your pencil. It’s nowhere near what I will accept for the fight. You need to fix it up. You want it to happen, make it happen. Sharpen the pencil, ring me back – you’ve got my number. If you didn’t hear it from me, it’s not really happening.”

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  • I think Junior Fa would be a good fight for Gallen over 8 rounds.
    I’d like him to fight creditable boxers rather than more football players

  • Today’s fighters are such total snowflakes. They fight maybe twice a year and demand the highest possible purses, even when they’re not on the world class level. The old school guys made their money by taking on all comers and staying active.

    • Yep and half of the old school spend retirement dribbling on themselves. The new generation have wisened up somewhat and want better pay for something that could potentially get you killed. Doesn’t mean I like it though, everyone loves fighters who’ll fight anyone anytime for anything. Not a fan of celebrity bouts, but they do give exposure to quality undercard fighters who may otherwise miss out, and any public exposure to the game is good these days, it needs it

  • Gallen knows if he wants Huni he needs to take him now and get well paid for it – no point trying for Huni in 2 or 3 fights as Gallen will get smoked by Huni as he grows in size and skill. Maybe, maybe wait until Huni wins Olympic gold and have a crack – wait too long and Huni will be too much.

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