After Justin Huni was depicted as the Terminator, Aussie boxer Paul Gallen made an angry phone call to a promoter. Gallen has signed to fight Australian champion Huni on June 16 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
The NRL legend was incensed with Lonergan’s ever-shifting plans during negotiations. Plus the constant claims that Gallen would do anything for money have made Gallen angry. Lonergan’s verbals have been incessant, while Huni himself has said little.
Huni will defend his Australian title against Christian Tsoye on May 26. Then he’ll proceed to fight up against the NRL great three weeks later. He says he’s not concerned about the grueling schedule and thinks the similarities between the pair would make preparation easier.
Justin said, “Gallen and my promoter have got their thing going on and I just focus on the fight. It’s nothing I haven’t experienced already. I’m used to backing it up fight by fight as an amateur. I’m pretty confident how both of the fights will pan out. As they both have similar styles as they both go forward so I’m planning on taking away the risk by staying out long and just boxing.”
Paul Gallen is preparing for Justin Huni
The one remaining issue for Gallen touted to make about $1 million for the fight, is time.
He spent 11 weeks in training before his first-round TKO win over former WBA heavyweight world champion Lucas Browne on April 21, sparring across two months.
He will get half that time sparring, at best, for this fight. Fitness over 10 rounds isn’t his worry, so much as limited sparring that will require carefully selected partners to adequately prepare for the sublimely talented Huni.
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