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Two of the biggest fights of 2020 are taking at Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium tonight – with the main card starting around 7pm on Kayo and Main Event.
Pay-Per-View sales are expected to top the mid-lockdown bout between Jeff Horn and Tim Tzsyu in Townsville – as punters tune in to watch the now undefeated second-generation superstar of Australian boxing throw on the gloves again.
Pubs and households around the country will be tuning into to see the prodigal Timmy Tzsyu take on the Kiwi Bowyn Morgan as the unbackable favourite for the main event.
However, while this world title elimination fight is viewed as quite a serious dance for international boxing, it is the heavyweight undercard that is by far the most marketable.
Former NSW Blues Captain Paul Gallen will take on retired UFC fighter Mark Hunt tomorrow night – in what many say will be a fight that comes down to one punch.
Yesterday at the weigh-in, The Super Samoan was clocked at 127.14kg while the Cronulla Sharks great came in nearly 25kg lighter at 103.66kg.
The hype around this match has been quite confusing for those not up to date with Australian boxing, especially those that were unaware that Paul Gallen has had a career outside of rugby league.
This common cultural gaffe was made in front of an entire workplace this afternoon at Betoota’s Chartered Accountants.
Local financial advisor, Ryle Briggs (35) was overheard asking his ‘sporty’ workmate, Pete (30) why Paul Gallen was back in the news again.
“Hey I thought Paul Gallen was a footba….” begins Ryle.
Pete cuts him off before he can begin.
“Mate don’t ask” said Pete, an boxercise expert from Betoota Grove.
“There’s more footballers in Australian boxing then boxers”
“It all started with Mundine.”
“Well it started before that when everyone thought Mario and Jeff Fenech were the same person”
“How good is it!!!”
MORE TO COME.