Paul Gallen claims Sonny Bill Williams ruined his $ 8million salary


A boxing bout between rugby league rivals Sonny Bill Williams (L) and Paul Gallen remains a juicy prospect.

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A boxing bout between rugby league rivals Sonny Bill Williams (L) and Paul Gallen remains a juicy prospect.

Australian Rugby League tough man Paul Gallen claims he and former All Black Sonny Bill Williams were offered $ 4 million each to fight twice in 2022.

Gallen improved his professional boxing record to 12-1-1 last week with a third round TKO from former NRL player Darcy Lussick in Sydney.

Gallen gave himself another year in boxing before hanging up his gloves, and he again questioned a dream fight with Williams, who played in league, rugby and boxing, which didn’t never happened.

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Kiwi combat sports legend Mark Hunt attacks Paul Gallen during the boxing weigh-in.

“Unless it happens in the middle of next year, it won’t happen,” said Gallen. Main event after his last victory, with reactions covered by Australian media.

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“We were offered $ 4 million each to fight twice next year, and that’s not happening. Why? It is incredible money. It’s ridiculous.

“We’re not doing it, the ball is in his court.”

Gallen grew increasingly frustrated with attempts to nail Williams for a fight that would be huge on both sides of the Tasman.

Paul Gallen (R) had too much power for Darcy Lussick during their recent fight in Sydney.

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Paul Gallen (R) had too much power for Darcy Lussick during their recent fight in Sydney.

“I’ve been saying, ‘Let’s do it’ for years, but there will come a time when I say, ‘No more. And bet your last dollar, that’s when he says, “Let’s do it,” Gallen said.

Earlier this month, Williams was in Manchester, supporting No.1 New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker in his impressive victory over Briton Derek Chisora.

Williams last fought as a professional in June, extending his record to 8-0. But it was the former heavyweight champion of the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association’s first fight since 2015.

The Welshman, 40, reiterated his desire to retire.

“I won’t fight beyond next year. My wife and kids don’t want me to do that. I’ve been a professional athlete for 20 years and I want to start enjoying my life,” he said. -he declares.

“I have two fights left on my contract, but I have no idea who it will be. We will have to see what [promoter] Matt (Rose) proposes. “