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June 16, 2021

Paul Gallen vs Justis Huni live updatesPaul Gallen continues to prove people wrong.

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Paul Gallen and Justis Huni have their careers on the line when they face off on Wednesday night in Sydney.

You can follow all our live updates below and read all the fight details and broadcast information here.

The undercard is scheduled to start from 7pm (AEST) at the ICC Exhibition Centre with the main event expected to begin after 10pm.

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It was revealed just hours before the fight that Gallen will earn up to five-times the amount Huni will take home.

Reports emerged in recent weeks, Gallen was negotiating for an 85 per cent stake in the total fight purse, and The Courier-Mail reported Wednesday evening the 39-year-old NRL legend has almost got his way.

The report reveals Gallen will take home at least $1.1 million — and his purse could exceed $1.5 million if the pay per view sales exceed expectations.

Huni will also walk away with at least $300,000 — by far the biggest payday of his career.

The 22-year-old heavyweight champion-prospect was last month reportedly set to take home around $225,000, but the latest updates are very good news for his hip pocket.

‘Insane’ Gallen theory is pure disrespect

The highly-anticipated showdown took a turn on Wednesday morning when an intriguing theory emerged about how little respect Huni is giving his opponent.

Gallen has previously bristled about Huni’s decision to fight Christian Tsoye just three weeks before their battle — but that may be just the tip of the iceberg for how Huni is treating Gallen as a threat.

Main Event’s Ben Damon on Wednesday said there is talk around Australian boxing Huni is not even focused on building the punching power needed to score a stoppage win over Gallen and is instead focused on next month’s Tokyo Olympics where he is one of the favourites to win the gold medal in the super heavyweight class.

Huni has never won via knockout in his 4-0 professional record.

“There’s a theory around the power that maybe when he’s finished his Olympics campaign and he comes back as a full time professional and doesn’t have to worry about the point scoring system used by the Olympics any more and maybe he starts to do what’s called sit down on his punches a little bit more and throw with a little bit more power and use his hips and his body to get the absolute maximum power into his shots and then he might become that bigger puncher,” Damon told Sky Sports Radio.

“There’s a lot of risk. The fact he had a fight three weeks ago is insane.

“And now he’s looking at doing this and then getting on a flight to Tokyo.”

Gallen’s brutal sledge ahead of Huni showdown

Gallen has labelled Australian heavyweight champion Justis Hunt a “coward” ahead of their highly-anticipated pay-per-view bout.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the undefeated former rugby league star blasted Huni and his camp for overlooking the threat he provides.

“They’re No. 1 concern is the Olympics,” Gallen told reporters.

“I’m here to do everything I can to make sure you don’t go to the Olympics. Whether it’s break your jaw, break your face or break your arm, I don’t care what it is. I’m going to do everything I can to break something in you so you don’t go to the Olympics.

“That dream since you’ve been seven years old is going to be f***ed.

“I don’t care what the referee does. I’m going to try and ruin your dream.

“All I do is find that chink in the armour, and I expose it.

“I’m going to do everything I can to finish him. I’m determined to hurt him.”

Gallen vs Huni full fight card

Paul Gallen (11-0-1, 6 KO), vs Justis Huni (4-0, 3 KO) — 10 rounds

Issac Hardman (10-0, 8 KO) vs Emmanuel Carlos (12-1, 7 KO) — 10 rounds

Andrei Mikhailovic (15-0, 8 KO) vs Alex Hanan (13-0, 7 KO) — 8 rounds

Sam Goodman (8-0, 4 KO) vs Nort Beauchamp (18-4, 3 KO) — 8 rounds

Jason Whateley (8-0, 7KO) vs Victor Oganov (32-8, 30KO) — 6 rounds


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