The Origin Rumble 2022 is upon us, taking place inside Nissan Arena in Brisbane, Australia, on 15 Sept. The boxing competition is headlined by the former NRL premiership-winning skipper Paul Gallen taking on Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant on the same night. Here we have the Origin Rumble 2022 live, date, start time, full cards, and where to watch the fights.
Gallen vs Hodges and Hannant Preview
The former NRL premiership-winning skipper and New South Wales’ Paul Gallen will take on the Maroons’ Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant on the same night. The viewers will be up for a treat as the main event will bring the NSW and Queensland Maroons rivalry into the boxing ring.
Paul Gallen is on a 12-2-1 record. It will be his first bout since a decision defeat against Kris Terzievski in May.
On the other hand, Justin Hodges is on a 5-1-0 record. For Ben Hannant, it will be his first fight since his debut defeat against Hodges in June.
Paul Gallen will fight four two-minute rounds in each fight. He will get at least an hour of rest between the games.
Origin Rumble 2022: Date, Start Time, Ring Walks, Venue
- Date: Thursday, 15 Sept. 2022
- Start Time: 6:00 pm AEST (GMT+10)
- Main Card: 7:00 pm AEST
- Main Event Ring Walks: 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm AEST (approx.)
- Venue: Nissan Arena, Brisbane
The event will go underway at 6:00 pm before the pay-per-view main cards start at 7:00 pm. The ring walks for the main event will be at 9:00 pm for the first fight. The first opponent of Paul Gallen will be known during the ring walks. The main event start time depends on how long the undercards go.
The co-main event between Harry Garside and Miles Zalewski has been suspended due to the former’s hand injury. Zalewski (11-2-0) will now take on Shiva Mishra (8-6-0).
Moreover, the main card includes Benjamin Hussain (6-1-0) locking horns with Lachlan Higgins (7-5-2) with the IBO Oceania Middleweight title on the line.
- Paul Gallen vs. Justin Hodges OR Ben Hannant
- Joe Goodall vs Arsene Fosso
- Ben Hussain vs. Lachie Higgins
- Paul Gallen vs. Ben Hannant OR Justin Hodges
- Junior Tafa vs. David Tuliloa
- Ty Telford vs. Vanlalawmpuia
- Jack Bowen vs. Renold Quinlan
- Miles Zalewski vs. Shiva Mishra
- Jalen Tait vs. Krishnil Mudaliar
- Angel Rushton vs. Ange Harries
- Desley Robinson vs. Stephanie Mfongwot
Gallen vs Hodges and Hannant Odds
|Paul Gallen $1.15||Justin Hodges $6|
|Joe Goodall $1.13||Arsene Fosso $6|
|Ben Hussain $1.12||Lachie Higgins $7|
|Paul Gallen $1.04||Ben Hannant $10|
|Ty Telford $1.17||Vanlalawmpuia $5|
|Jack Bowen $1.12||Renold Quinlan $7|
|Miles Zalewski $1.07||Shiva Mishra $8|
|Jalen Tait $1.05||Krishnil Mudaliar $9.50|
Paul Gallen is an overwhelming favorite in both his fights. Despite being a former NRL player like his opponents of the night, Gallen has much more experience in boxing than both Hodges and Hannant.
His first opponent, Hannant, has a record of 0-1 and is a complete rookie in the sport of boxing. On the other hand, Justin Hodges has previous experience in the ring, having fought 6 times before. Yet, the level of competition Gallen fought at towers over the previous opponents of Hodges.
- Paul Gallen def. Justin Hodges via TKO
- Paul Gallen def. Ben Hannant via KO
How to Watch Origin Rumble 2022: Gallen vs Hodges?
The boxing competition will be available on Fox Sports and Main Event. Tune in to Fox Sports 3 at 6:00 pm AEST to watch the actions.
You must buy the pay-per-view on Kayo to watch the main cards on Main Event.
After significant discussion, the format has been confirmed, albeit with a surprising twist.
Both fights will be four, two-minute rounds, and Gallen is set to have at least an hour break in between.
However, Gallen won’t know which of the two he is fighting first until they begin their walk out to the ring on fight night.
Paul Gallen vs. Justin Hodges OR Ben Hannant
Joe Goodall vs Arsene Fosso
Ben Hussain vs. Lachie Higgins
Junior Tafa vs. David Tuliloa
Paul Gallen vs. Ben Hannant OR Justin Hodges
Ty Telford def Vanlalawmpuia via TKO in Round 1
Jack Bowen def by Renold Quinlan via KO in Round 5
Miles Zalewski def Shiva Mishra via RTD (corner threw in the towel) in Round 3
Jalen Tait def Sachin Mudaliar via TKO in Round 2
Angel Rushton def by Ange Harries via UD (49-46 x 2, 50-45)
Desley Robinson def Stephanie Mfongwot via UD (49-46 x 3)