Paul Gallen will reportedly end his boxing career by fighting twice in one night as the NRL legend looks to pull the curtain on his sensational spell in the ring.
The former Cronulla Sharks captain boasts a record of 12 wins and 2 losses since donning the gloves after his glittering footy career and previously contested the Australasian heavyweight title, losing out to Kris Terzievski.
Gallen hinted at retirement following his defeat in May, despite fans yearning for a mega-fight between the 40-year-old and fellow rugby hero-turned-boxer, Sonny Bill Williams.
Paul Gallen will reportedly fight twice in one night to draw the curtains on his boxing career
However, Fox Sports understands that negotiations over a ‘boxing extravaganza’ are close to completion, with Gallen set to feature in two bouts at the top of a star-studded bill in September.
Intriguingly, Gallen will look to clinch back-to-back wins in enemy territory, with the NSW legend taking himself to Queensland for the bouts.
One of Gallen’s two opponents is expected to be former NRL star Justin Hodges, who has plenty of momentum behind him after defeating Ben Hannant and Jordan Simi.
The 40-year-old hinted at retirement following his defeat by Kris Terzievski back in May
Gallen is expected to fight Justin Hodges and one other former NRL player in September
His second rival has not been decided yet but he is expected to take on another former NRL player.
Gallen recently told Fox Sports that the prospect of ‘getting to bash two Queenslanders in one night would be fun’, and he has been engaged in a war of words with Hodges.
The logistics behind Gallen’s two fights – that being whether he fights one opponent straight after the other or if he steps in the ring earlier in the night before the main event – remains unclear.