Gallen signs new three-fight boxing deal

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Cronulla Sharks large turned boxer Paul Gallen has revealed he's signed a caller declaration for 3 much fights acceptable to instrumentality spot implicit the adjacent 18 months.

Despite being urged by a big of boxing legends to discontinue pursuing his gutsy TKO nonaccomplishment to Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni successful June, Gallen revealed he's acceptable to spell astir astatine slightest 1 much time.

However, the 39-year-old has astatine slightest successful portion heeded the warnings of combat sports pundits, agreeing to lone combat NRL stars anxious to trial their mettle successful the ring.

"I've conscionable locked successful 3 (fights)," Gallen revealed connected WWOS vigor connected 2GB.

Paul Gallen vs Justis Huni (Getty)

"Yeah. Just a fewer footy players. All the footy players privation to combat me, they deliberation they tin bushed me. So I thought, 'Yeah, I'll combat them.'"

Gallen confirmed his three-fight woody would instrumentality spot implicit the adjacent 18-months but has yet to fastener successful immoderate opponents.

"Probably 1 this twelvemonth and a mates adjacent year," helium said.

"I don't cognize who against. I did motion a contract.

Paul Gallen punches Lucas Browne during their bout successful Wollongong. (Getty)

"I'll combat footy players, not again against the champion combatant Australia has seen."

Earlier this year, Gallen (11-1-1, 6 KOs) was waved-off by referee John Cauchi successful the 10th and last circular of his Australian heavyweight rubric combat against Huni (5-0, 4 KOs), pursuing a knockdown. It was Gallen's archetypal defeat.

The Sharks fable made much than $1 cardinal from his combat against Huni, reportedly claiming an 85 per cent purse divided connected apical of pay-per-view revenue.

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