Paul Gallen-Justin Hodges fight details, spicy State of Origin bet

Former Blues skipper Paul Gallen has laid down the challenge to Queenslander Justin Hodges vowing to smash him and Ben Hannant on the same night.
Gallen has issued an Origin challenge to Hodges after the fiery Maroons legend called out the NSW great after he beat Hannant by an unanimous decision on Wednesday night.
The pair could now square off before the end of the year in a bout which would renew interstate hostilities. Gallen told Sport Confidential he would be open to the bout.
“I’ll fight him any day of the week,” Gallen said.
“He brought Origin into it now so let’s have a bet.
“If NSW win the series then we fight in NSW but if Queensland win I’ll go up to two-head town and bash him up there.”
Hodges baited Gallen in the ring on Wednesday when he said “Queenslander’s want me to knock out the dirty cockroach.”

“I know Gallen is more experienced than me, but I don’t give a shit,” Hodges said.
“I don’t know how long it will last but I will have a crack and if I get him, he will be asleep, so let’s go.”
The ex-Broncos skipper has long craved a fight with either Gallen or Barry Hall.
His win against Hannant was less than convincing but it took the 40-year-old’s record to four wins and one loss.
His only defeat came at the hands of Darcy Lussick in 2019 – who Gallen beat last December.
As for Hannant? Gallen said; “If they want to throw me some extra coin I’ll fight Hannant on the same night.”
Gallen is yet to announce who he will fight next after losing an Australian heavyweight title bout to Kris Terzievski last month.

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