Gallen wins twice in Brisbane

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Rugby league football legend and current Australian heavyweight PPV star Paul Gallen added not one but TWO wins to his ledger on Thursday night at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

In a wild fight, 41-year-old Gallen (14-2, 8 KOs) scored a thrilling come-from-behind third round TKO over Justin Hodges (5-2, 2 KOs). Hodges rocked Gallen with some big shots in round one. Hodges then knocked down Gallen in round two, but Gallen recovered and had Hodges reeling by the end of the round. Gallen came on strong in round three and punished Hodges until referee Tony Kettlewell waved it off.

Earlier, Gallen cruised past Ben Hannant (0-2) in a four round bout. Scores were 40-36, 40-36, 40-37.

Other Results:
Heavyweight Joe Goodall (9-1-1, 8 KOs) stopped Arsene Fosso (4-2, 3 KOs) in round three. After two rounds of punishment, Fosso finally took a knee to escape Goodall’s aggressions midway through in round three and the bout was halted. Time was 1:27.

In a pair of upsets, light heavyweight Renold Quinlan (15-11, 10 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Jack Bowen (7-1, 7 KOs) in round five, then middleweight Lachlan Higgins (8-5-2, 3 KOs) stopped IBO Oceania-Orient titleholder Ben Hussain (6-3, 3 KOs) in round two.

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  • Paul Gallen is as tough as nails. For those who haven’t seen it, Rugby League is one of the most brutal sports. They are tough men.

    I hope for Paul’s sake that he retires after his next fight. You can only take so many hits to the head before some serious brain damage.

  • Solid work again by Gallen. He needs to stop immediately though. After a long rugby career, then media, and a fair whack of ppv revenue from boxing, he must be set for life 5 times over. Tough as hell, but takes alot of punishment. Early 40s now, needs to call time before he ends up a dribbler

  • I want to see Gallen fight the winner of Fury v Joshua or Derrick Lewis. Lots calling for him to drop down a few weights and take on Tim Tazyus brother the butcher from hell…. Aussie slaughter house special – youth and speed v Rugby league power…

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