Paul Gallen’s battle with Justis Huni is scheduled for 10 rounds, however the budding Olympian’s camp doubts it’s going to even attain the midway level.
“It’s extremely unlikely [Gallen] will likely be there for the tenth spherical,” mentioned Huni’s father and coach Rockie.
“I believe he’ll get to the stage the place he’ll get stopped or he’s simply taken an excessive amount of punishment and the referee will flip round and say ‘cease it’ on him.
“I actually don’t see it going previous the fifth spherical.
“In saying that, Gallen is an athlete, I give him props for that. He’s a legend in his sport, however that is boxing, not soccer.”
Huni’s subsequent opponent will likely be Christian Tsoye on Could 26, however already the hype is constructing for his subsequent bout in opposition to Gallen three weeks later on the ICC Exhibition Centre in Sydney. As revealed by the Herald, Huni has accepted the footballer’s phrases of taking 85 per cent of the money from the event within the perception it’s going to present a major enhance to his profile.
Whereas Gallen stays undefeated after 12 skilled bouts, bookmakers have put in Huni because the $1.20 favorite. The 22-year-old is aiming to change into Australia’s first boxing medalist since Grahame “Spike” Cheney in 1988.
“Since I began beginner boxing as a result of the Olympics is the very best stage you’ll be able to go to,” Justis Huni mentioned when requested how lengthy the Olympics have been an ambition.