Paul Gallen has made a “stupid” decision to get in the ring with heavyweight phenom Justis Huni and will try to stave off an inevitable battering with dirty tactics. Fresh from his knockout victory over Lucas Browne, Gallen will fight rising Australian Olympic hopeful Huni (3-0, 3KO) on June 16.
That’s the verdict from fight promoter Dean Lonergan, who has confirmed a mid-June date for the bout between the undefeated former NRL star and 22-year-old Olympic hopeful.
In a pointed tirade, Lonergan savaged Gallen’s boxing ability but paid him respect for putting himself in the position to command a showtime fight for the biggest payday of his career.
“June 16 has been locked in and agreed by both sides including Main Event. We’re just working our way through a contract that’s very long and he’ll have it in 1-2 days,” Lonergan told Wide World of Sports.