Justis Huni, who turned pro in 2020, is scheduled to fight Paul Gallen in a heavyweight bout. Recently held press conferences for the build-up of the fight have created bad blood between both fighters.
Gallen is coming off a sublime win against former world champion Lucas Browne. The 39-year-old experienced campaigner delivered a powerful haymaker in the first round to clinch a win via KO. The former rugby player has a classy 11-0-1 record.
On the flip side, 22-year-old Huni is a rising star in the sport who recently downed Christian Tsoye in Sydney. He has four straight wins under his belt and he’s yet to be humbled.
Fans can’t wait to see both undefeated boxers fight each other.
Nonetheless, we have compiled everything you need to know about the Gallen-Huni showdown:
When is Paul Gallen vs Justis Huni?
Huni will meet Gallen in the boxing ring on Wednesday, June 16. However, the weigh-ins will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 12 pm.
Where will Paul Gallen vs Justis Huni take place?
The highly-anticipated fight will be hosted at the ICC Exhibition Center at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The venue is familiar for Hune as he took on Christian Tsoye at the same place in the media-only fight.
The ICC Exhibition Center also hosted two PPV cards in 2019 that featured Tim Tszyu against Dwight Ritchie and Jack Brubaker.
How can I Live Stream Paul Gallen vs Justis Huni?
Gallen vs Huni live stream is available via Kayo Sports. If you want to catch the live-action of the PPV fight, you can pay $59.95 to enjoy the main event.
For those who want to enjoy live streams, you can make the pre-purchase on Kayo as well.
Heavyweight – Paul Gallen 99.4kg vs Justis Huni 106.35kg
Middleweight – Eman Carlos 72.35 vs Issac Hardman 72.45
Middleweight – Alex Hanan 71.95 vs Andrei Mikhailovich 72.45
Featherweight – Nort Beauchamp 56.96 vs Sam Goodman 56.90
Cruiserweight – Jason Whately 90.1 vs Victor Oganov 89.65
Paul Gallen’s fiery press conference
Gallen did not mince his words in the final press conference before the fight, but his claims could come back to haunt him. At least, that is what Huni’s promoter Dean Lonergan feels like.
Speaking to Fox Sports, Lonergan remarked: “You want to know the honest truth? I watched the build-up and was part of a build-up a long time ago between David Tua and Shane Cameron. And the stupidest thing Shane Cameron’s side of the fence did was to really get under the skin of David Tua.”
“As a result, Tua went out and destroyed Cameron over two rounds in one of the biggest beatings I’ve ever seen. And in the second round, in particular, Tua was hitting Cameron in a way that it kept him on his feet against the ropes. And he just administered about 20 shots, one after another, and Cameron slumped to the ground, destroyed.”
Hunt’s promoter was of the view that boasting unnecessarily before the fight can land the opponent in trouble. He added: “Paul Gallen just signed his death warrant.”