GALLEN FACES FISTS OF FURY
PAUL Gallen has shown his intent towards his upcoming battle-of-the-codes fight with Barry Hall by lining up a training camp in England with that country’s former heavyweight champion.
Gallen, who packs 103kg into a compact 180cm frame, has sought out 198cm British champion Hughie Fury (pictured) in northern England so he can become accustomed to boxing a taller opponent. Hall stands at 194cm and despite never having fought professionally, is seen by some good judges as having too much skill, too much hand speed and too much reach for Gallen.
Former world champion Danny Green has been impressed by Gallen’s commitment. “He landed there four days ago and sp sparred Hughie Fury the first day, which shows just ho how serious he is,” fight p promoter Green said. “Fury is extremely talented, just off a world c championship belt.
“Paul said to me, ‘peo ‘people think I’m just a rugby league guy who likes boxing, but I’m fair dinkum about this and I will not be losing’.
“Gallen is a raw, in-your-face fighter who is improving.”
The fight is scheduled for November 15 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.