The time for talking is over.
Paul Gallen and Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne are well and truly sick of looking at each other, and on Wednesday night in Wollongong finally get the opportunity to go head-to-head.
In Gallen’s biggest test, at least on paper, the former NRL star will take on a heavyweight opponent in Browne who has been at the highest level.
Browne won the WBA (Regular) heavyweight title back in 2016 when he defeated Ruslan Chagaev; a fighter whose only other career losses came against Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. The 42-year-old has lost twice since then — the only losses of his career — against British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and David Allen, and hasn’t fought since the end of 2019.
Gallen most recently squeezed past mixed martial arts legend Mark Hunt in a fight some expected to be too much for the Cronulla Sharks icon.
With even bigger paydays on the horizon, Gallen will be looking to further legitimise his boxing career with a real scalp in Browne.
Here’s everything you need to know!
HOW TO WATCH
START TIME IN AUSTRALIA
Paul Gallen vs Lucas Browne three prelim fights inside the Win Entertainment Centre in Wollongong will be televised on Fox Sports 503 from 6pm (AEST), before Main Event coverage begins at 7pm.
Gallen and Browne are expected to get underway at approximately 10pm.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Paul Gallen (102.20kg)
Wins: 10 (5 KOs)
Lucas Browne (117.08 kg)
Wins: 29 (25 KOs)
Main Card (from 7pm)
Paul Gallen vs. Lucas Browne — heavyweight —— 6 x 3 rounds
Liam Wilson vs. Francis Chua — super featherweight — 10 x 3 rounds
Jack Brubaker vs. Steve Spark — welterweight — 8 x 3 rounds
Kye MacKenzie vs. Bruno Tarimo — super featherweight — 10 x 3 rounds
Lenny Zappavigna vs. Danny Kennedy — welterweight — 8 x 3 rounds
Prelims (from 6pm)
Tyler Sargent Wilson vs. Steven Rados — super middleweight — 4 x 3 rounds
Jackson Murray vs. Webster Teaupa — heavyweight — 4 x 3 rounds
Vivana Ruiz Corredor vs. Ben Moss — super flyweight — 4 x 2 rounds