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Boxing: Paul Gallen doubts bout against Sonny Bill Williams will happen despite 'life changing money' offer
23 Dec, 2021 12:00 PM

NRL great Paul Gallen says he and Sonny Bill Williams have a "life changing" $8m boxing deal on the table.

But Gallen is "filthy" at World Cup winning All Black Williams for apparently showing no interest.

State of Origin legend Gallen, who has become a pay-per-view boxing sensation in Australia, says the renowned British promoter Eddie Hearn is behind the deal.

Hearn is planning to expand the DAZN streaming service in Australia, and wants Gallen and Williams to clash twice in 2022 with each getting $2m per fight.

The 40-year-old Gallen, who has just beaten former Manly and Parramatta forward Darcy Lussick by a TKO, claimed that Williams was running from the so-called super deal.

The 36-year-old dual code superstar Williams - who has also retired from football - is unbeaten in eight professional fights, most held in Australia.

Gallen told the Daily Telegraph that his advisor Peter Mitrevski approached the Williams boxing camp about the fight deal, but it was not accepted.

"So I'm f****** filthy," said Gallen, who would no doubt like to lure Williams back into the ring with some public taunts.

"We're talking about life changing money - two fights, $4m each.

"Who else is getting that sort of cash. There are world champions who don't get that money. It's unbelievable.

"So given his response do you think that fight with Sonny ever happens? I doubt it."

There is also talk of Gallen fighting the recently retired British league great Sam Burgess in a $1m deal.

Speaking to Main Event after his win over Lussick on Wednesday night, Gallen revealed he was "without a doubt" going to retire next year, regardless of what Williams decided to do.

"Unless it happens in the middle of next year, it won't happen," Gallen said. "We were offered $4 million each to fight twice next year, and it's not happening. Why? That's unheard of money. It's ridiculous.

"We're not doing it, the ball's in his court.

"I've said for years, 'Let's do it', but there's going to come a time where I say, 'No more". And bet your bottom dollar that's when he says, 'Let's do it'."
Huni tests positive for covid

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni has registered a positive covid test while training in Los Angeles, throwing into doubt his February 4 national title bout with Joe Goodall. Huni is suffering from a fever and body aches, and his trainer/father Rocki Huni said his son has a cough and sore throat.

“We were super safe over here,” Rocki told Fox Sports. “We’re always wearing masks everywhere we go … we didn’t see this coming.” Team Huni is scheduled to arrive back in Australia on January 14.

Goodall also training in the USA with trainer Kevin Barry in Las Vegas.
Great, inspiring story:
SBW training with Tyson Fury:
Barry Hall can fight, I thought he should have got the W against Gallen and Gallen didn't want no rematch
(01-14-2022, 09:34 AM)bart Wrote: Barry Hall can fight, I thought he should have got the W against Gallen and Gallen didn't want no rematch

If Hall is as good as Gallen, maybe SBW should have fought Gallen for the $$$.
I think you may be right- although im sure he will be well paid either way

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