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Brains vs Brawn: Paul Gallen weighs up strategy he’ll bring into Justis Huni fight

Peter Psaltis
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Paul Gallen is coming into the ring firmly as the underdog this evening in his fight against Justis Huni, who currently holds the national heavyweight title with an unbeaten 4-0 record.

Gallen has told Peter Psaltis he’s well aware who holds the advantage.

Both weighed in on Tuesday ahead of tonight’s stoush, with Huni recording 106.4 kilograms, a full seven kilograms heavier than Gallen.

The former Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks captain told Psaltis he’s got to “be smart about it”.

“I can’t walk into his punches – he’s got a great speed, still got great talent, he’s a tremendous boxer, he’s got great footwork … and he’s obviously a bit taller than me.”

Gallen is hoping he can apply consistent pressure throughout the fight.

“I think you’ve seen in the last 24 hours when I apply a bit of pressure to him, he folds terribly.

“So you know, it’s the same case in the ring.”

Press PLAY below to hear how Gallen’s been training

Image: Matt King/Getty Images

Peter Psaltis
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