Promoter Dean Lonergan has detailed how Paul Gallen is the brand new million-dollar man of Australian boxing and simply why he is value each cent of it.
Gallen stands to pocket upwards of $1.275 million for his blockbuster showdown with Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni at Sydney’s Worldwide Conference Centre on June 16.
Regardless of being an enormous underdog, the 39-year-old retired rugby league nice is the undisputed drawcard and can obtain the lion’s share of the anticipated $1.5 million windfall generated via pay-per-view TV.
“This would be the largest pay day of Gallen’s life and the battle has the potential to be the largest of the yr in Australia,” Lonergan advised AAP.
As robust a negotiator as he was a footballer and now as a boxer, Gallen will take pleasure in an 85-15 cut up of earnings.
And the truth that Huni is down with that claims all of it.
“The reason being quite simple: for my part, there’s no person on the earth of boxing full cease except for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury who can deliver the extent of media consideration to the desk for Justis Huni,” Lonergan stated.
“(Huni) is clearly my fighter and we have to put Justis on the map and Paul permits us the car to try this.
“You will see numerous banter backwards and forwards between Paul, myself and Justis and what have you ever within the media however, on the finish of the day, it is straight enterprise.
“It is a whole lot for Paul, an excellent deal for us and everybody will get out of it what they need.”
A lot in order that Lonergan is planning a sequel later within the yr in Queensland after Huni returns from the Tokyo Olympics, the place the undefeated 22-year-old is a real gold medal contender.
“We need to do it twice for the easy undeniable fact that we won’t get the media out of anybody else that Paul brings to the desk,” Lonergan stated.
“And, because of this, Paul’s going to get belted twice.”