Sydney Super Fight Paul Gallen laughs it off as Mark Hunt swings wildly after 24kg weigh-in difference
After weighing in at just over 127 kilograms, a full 24 kilos heavier than his opponent, Hunt took several swings at a smiling Gallen and had to be held back by his team.
He went again seconds later, as Gallen continued to get under the combat sports great’s skin ahead of their co-main event on Wednesday night.
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Chaos! Hunt swings at Gallen1:14
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“Five years this has been in the making. He’s been talking a whole lot of garbage, and now we’re here. It’s showtime for this guy, let’s see if he can cut it,” Hunt said.
“(His talk) increases my fire to put him to sleep.”
Gallen (9-0-1, 5 KOs) admitted he didn’t know whether he could stop Hunt, but said he’s ready to go the full six rounds to keep his unbeaten record in tact.
Fighting words: Gallen v Hunt9:05
“That’s a bit shocking that,” he said of Hunt’s wild swings.
“He’s trying to intimidate me - we said from day one we’d be professionals, it’d be a respectful build-up, but that shocked me a little bit.
“As I’ve said from day one, I don’t need any motivation ... I’m just here to get the win, go home to the family and have some fun for Christmas.”
Gallen and Hunt get feisty3:21
The unbeaten Tim Tszyu (16-0, 12 KOs) headlines on Wednesday night, defending his IBF Australasian and WBO Global light-middleweight titles against Kiwi Bowyn Morgan (21-1, 11 KOs).
Tszyu’s bout with Morgan may be a world title eliminator, with the Aussie in line to face WBO champion Patrick Teixeira next - if he wins, and if Teixeira’s fight with Brian Castano can’t be made before January 6.
“Some people thrive on pressure, and I’m one of them,” Tszyu said about the potential for the world title fight.
Tszyu, Morgan weigh-in!2:32
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OFFICIAL WEIGHTS AND FULL SYDNEY SUPER FIGHT CARD
Main Card (from 7pm AEDT)
Tim Tszyu [c] (69.46kg) vs. Bowyn Morgan (69.32kg), 10 rounds, light middleweight – IBF Australasian and WBO Global light middleweight titles
Paul Gallen (103.66kg) vs. Mark Hunt (127.14kg), 6 rounds, heavyweight
Paul Fleming (58.82kg) vs. Bruno Tarimo (58.68kg), 10 rounds, super featherweight
Liam Wilson (60.96kg) vs. Rodynie Rafol (61.14kg), 6 rounds, lightweight
Ty Telford (63.42kg) vs. Darragh Foley (63.16kg), 10 rounds, super lightweight
Preliminary Card (5:30pm AEDT)
Luke Jackson (60.84kg) vs. Tyson Lantry (61.12kg), 6 rounds, lightweight
Riccardo Colosimo (69.14kg) vs. Dillon Bargero (69.88kg), 4 rounds, super welterweight
Oscar Doane (63.16kg) vs. Trent Girdham (63.48kg), 4 rounds, super lightweight