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Sport Former AFL star Barry Hall labels NRL legend Paul Gallen as 'arrogant' ahead of boxing bout on Friday night

12:10  12 november  2019
12:10  12 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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It's one of the most anticipated fights for Australians this year, and Barry Hall has taken a final shot at Paul Gallen before the two square off this Friday night in Melbourne.

With so much hype around the AFL vs NRL 'Code War' boxing bout, both men have said their fair share of words but the time for talking is almost over.

And speaking to Fox Sports News on Tuesday night, the former Swans forward labelled the recently-retired Sharks captain as 'arrogant'.

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“The date was set, I got off the couch at 42 years of age and away we go," he said.

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“He’s getting fired up about me not doing anything for the promotion. I know you need a bit of ego to make it to the highest level.

"But there is a difference between ego and arrogance and I think it might be the latter here. I think he is quite arrogant and some of the things he has said haven’t been very respectful but he has done that in the past.

"We will see Friday night if he can walk the walk.

“He signed the contract, he knew the terms – he didn’t have to sign it. We had other plans in place regardless – did he read the contract? No point whinging about it now.

“Since Paul Gallen started to fight, so many people have come up to me saying you need to fight this bloke."

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Former NRL star Paul Gallen has left a Sydney radio host with suspected broken ribs after a publicity stunt went horribly wrong. The newsreader took several blows to the body and is waiting x-ray results. Gallen and Hall will go head to head at Margaret Court Arena on Friday .

Paul Gallen has slammed boxing rival Barry Hall as "embarrassing" ahead of their cross-code fight, angered by plans to contest two-minute rounds in the bout . Hall , 42, was a gun amateur boxer in his younger years but will make his professional debut against Gallen (9-0, five KOs).

Them are fighting words, Bazza.

Obviously confident in his own abilities, the 42-year old Hall said that while this is important to him, he is not looking for money or looking for future fights - his sole focus is Gallen.

“It’s very much result based. If I lose the fight – which I won’t – I’m pretty sure the promotion will say they’ll call me, not I call them," he said.

"This has been a massive burden on my family as well. It’s not all about me and fighting again, it’s about me and my family. It is a great position to be in if I win to be able to fight again.

“I’m not looking past Gal, maybe he is I don’t know. I’m certainly not here to take food out of anyone’s mouth, but this is about me and Paul Gallen and me winning this fight.

"I’m not worried about the money or future fights. I know I need to beat Paul Gallen on Friday night."

The bout will take place on Friday November 15th in Melbourne, and will be broadcast live on Main Event.

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