Paul Gallen reveals fight offers after Justis Huni TKO defeat, NRL
Paul Gallen has revealed he is unlikely to fight Justis Huni again, but says he has presented a number of “incredible” offers.
Gallen (11-1-1, 6 KOs) was ruled out by the referee in the 10th and final round of his Australian heavyweight title fight against Huni (5-0, 4 KOs) last week, after a reversal. It was Gallen’s first loss.
Although Gallen has a rematch clause, which he can exercise at a later date after Huni’s appearance in the Tokyo Olympics, he revealed today that he likely won’t go down that route.
Former Cronulla Sharks captain asked about rematch with Huni on 2 GB Big world of sports radio, to which he replied “probably not”.
“I couldn’t fight like I wanted to. I didn’t fight like I trained or fought,” he said.
“He’s a great fighter, I can’t take anything away from him. I don’t mean I wasn’t at my best; he was too good, that’s how it is.”
Since the loss to Huni, the 39-year-old has been urged by a number of experts to retire from boxing, most notably Australian boxer Jeff Fenech.
However, Gallen said retirement could be a difficult path to take after being inundated with fight offers following the TKO loss last week.
“We will assess which options [are available],” he said.
“Last week there were options coming from everywhere, it was amazing.
“Some of the things that have been talked about, things that have been asked of me have been amazing. Probably things that I don’t want to go that far with.
“It’s amazing, I lost the fight. Some of the things that have happened to me since I lost have been amazing.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do, I have to remember I’m 40 years old.”
For a daily dose of the best of the latest news and exclusive content from Wide World of Sports, subscribe to our newsletter by by clicking here.
Please feel free to contact us for more detail about us, visiting our Contact page.