Paul Gallen faces the greatest challenge of his boxing career as he takes on Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni.
Gallen is undefeated from 12 bouts – winning six of 11 fights by knockout with his only blemish being a controversial draw with Barry Hall in 2019.
Huni though is a completely different beast to anything Gallen has faced in the past, as promoter Dean Lonergan said at their final press conference.
“For those of us in the boxing world, we know exactly what this is… We’re in a two horse race,” he said. “On my left this (Huni) is Winx. This is probably the best prospect to ever come out of Australia, certainly the best prospect at heavyweight.”
He continued: “But if this is Winx in a two-horse race, this is Eeyore,” in reference to Gallen.
But he praised Gallen’s courage in taking on the fight, saying he has: “Balls the size of watermelons, and they’re made of steel there’s no doubt about that, because he’s brave enough to step up.”
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Boasting a 4-0 record since turning pro late last year, Huni is Australia’s rising star and declared he is not the only one who wants Gallen knocked out.
The pair will be speaking live to media at the final pre-fight press conference, with the start time scheduled for 12pm (AEST).
You can follow everything that is said at the press conference below in our LIVE stream.
Here are all the details you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s blockbuster fight.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16
WHERE: ICC Exhibition Center at Darling Harbour
HOW TO WATCH:Main Event on Foxtel and Kayo
ODDS: Gallen $ 5, Huni $ 1.15
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PAUL GALLEN RECORD
Paul Gallen is undefeated as a professional boxer and holds an 11-1 record.
He has won six of his 11 fights by knockout, and his only blemish is a controversial draw with Barry Hall in 2019.
JUSTIS HUNI RECORD
Huni has a perfect 4-0 record since turning pro late last year.