BY STAFF WRITERS
Rugby league legend turned boxer Paul Gallen is taking on Barry Hall and the entire state of Victoria according to the man himself who believes next week’s showdown has been set up for Hall.
Gallen will clash with Hall at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena which will undoubtedly be a pro-Hall, pro-AFL crowd. Hall has also been preparing for the bout under the watchful eye of Angelo Hyder, trainer of Danny Green who just so happens to be the promoter too.
The Sharks icon also knocked Hall again for pushing for two minute rounds which will assist the older Hall.
“I definitely feel like this is a fight set up for Barry without a doubt,” Gallen said.
“He’s got everything he wanted, the rounds, he’s basically shit-canned everyone I’ve fought yet he only wants to fight two minute rounds because he’s 42.
“It’s going to be pro-Barry crowd, it’s clear to see it’s heavily weighted in his favour so I’ve got to go down there and knock him out. I’m going to put to bed all of this chat that Barry could have, or should have or still can be a champion boxer.”
Gallen is undefeated in nine fights and has been training in the United Kingdom.
“I’ve prepared well and I’m going to ruin everyone’s night next week.”