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Yeah, I read that the purse would be bigger than he's made in any season of his NRL career, so it'll be a handy amount all right.

From the little I've seen of Gal's fights, he looked like he was moving pretty well. Had the Tyson style going in that last one - ducking in close and trying to get short, sharp shots in! You'd think fitness should be okay, toughness... it's Gal... technique? He's been doing this for a while now, but with the guys he's faced it's pretty hard to say.

And he could be ranked no.1? Wow... that's a pretty sad endictment on the state of boxing... best of luck to him, at any rate

He's rank 2 and Huni is rank 1 so if Gal wins he's either number 1 or the system needs a rework!
 

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He's rank 2 and Huni is rank 1 so if Gal wins he's either number 1 or the system needs a rework!

Derr! :D
I mean the fact this part timer, ex footy player can waltz in after some very soft exhibition style cards and be one win away from being top dog is pretty ordinary for the sport. It's a bit like if a older guy who was playing, say, rugby in Japan, could just step into a first grade squad over an ex-Kangaroo after one lower grade appearance...
 

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Gal's not interested in titles apparently or being number one, he just wants the money.

True and I do believe him in that but the bigger his boxing profile the bigger share of the money and fights he can demand.

Not sure he'd be interested in fighting anyone international (or outside like Aus/NZ/pacific islands anyway). But if Whittaker wants 1.5 mil or whatever Gal might be able to demand similar himself for that fight
 

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Sounds like he'd take a fight based on the purse rather than rankings, but they'll have to go hand in hand, surely. Unless it's the SBW fight.
 

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Sounds like he'd take a fight based on the purse rather than rankings, but they'll have to go hand in hand, surely. Unless it's the SBW fight.

SBW will draw a caricature of Allah with bacon fat, eat it & wash it down with a straight pint of Bundy rum before he get in a ring with Gal.
 

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Should give this bloke a minimum based contract to play couple games this year so he can reach 350 games for the club 😎
 

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boxers and purist boxing fans get so salty with 'ex footballer' Gal cause deep down they know without him few in this country are talking about or tuning into to watch their sport beyond the rusted on die hards

Gal has brought boxing to the casual punter and subsequently a larger market , good on him for taking a nice cut of the action . Could possibly say Mundine had a similar effect on public interest early boxing career

Boxing locks itself away behind pay per view like it's some sort of gold leprechaun

If they want a higher profile in the sporting market without blokes like Gallen propping them up then they need to review the ways they engage with consumers and develop better and more broad boxing talent within the country

It's their own environment and systems which has allowed someone like Gal to come in prosper - mind you the bloke is a decent fighter in himself and fit. without those attributes he would have lost a fight long ago and been less of a draw card
 

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Yeah. If fights were actually on normal TV or pay TV I might watch. **** pay per view for something mildly entertaining when I can get so much other stuff for cheaper or free.
 

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and with boxing you don't know if the fight will last more than a few minutes after you have put money down
 

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Haha 85%. Gal is an animal, what we'd do for some of that mongrel in our forwards.

Lonergan accepting that Justis is a bad self promoter so they are basically giving away a lot of their 'half' of the money as a marketing expense.
Gal gets Justis' name out there and (as long as he wins) skyrockets his public profile.
 
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