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Sport Darcy Lussick knocks Justin Hodges out in first round

13:50  06 december  2019
13:50  06 december  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Hodges sends sparring partner to hospital

  Hodges sends sparring partner to hospital Rugby League star turned boxer Justin Hodges has unleashed a savage hook that left a training partner sprawled on the canvas.According to the Daily Telegraph, Hodges was sparring with an unnamed rival, who has been fighting as an amateur for 10 years, when the former Queensland and Australian centre unleashed a right hook that sent his opponent sprawling to the canvas.

Darcy Lussick . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lussick made his debut game in Round 14 2011 against the North Queensland Cowboys, a game which the Sea Eagles ran out In Lussick 's first year at the Parramatta Eels he won the prestigious Ken Thornett NRL Players' Player Medal 2013.

Former Manly Sea Eagles enforcer Darcy Lussick says boxing is tougher than rugby league as he prepares for his debut against Justin Hodges in Lussick , who now plays for the Toronto Wolfpack, will go toe-to-toe with the former Brisbane Broncos captain on the undercard to Tim Tszyu's bout with

Justin Hodges© Getty Images Justin Hodges Darcy Lussick marked his professional boxing debut with a first round knockout win over Justin Hodges on the undercard to Tim Tszyu's bout with Jack Brubaker at the ICC in Sydney on Friday night.

Lussick caught Hodges flush on the chin with a powerful right hook, dropping the former Broncos, Queensland and Australian legend to the canvas.

Hodges, in his third professional bout since debuting in February, struggled to his feet before the referee waved it off after just 39 seconds.

The Toronto Wolfpack forward said he was relieved to get his first fight over and done with.

"I've gone through every scenario in my head about a thousand times over the last couple of weeks but I'm glad I got it done early," Lussick said.

The 30-year-old then potentially set the wheels in motion for another high-profile bout, calling out former AFL star Barry Hall.

Darcy Lussick© AAP Image Darcy Lussick "Well I heard Barry Hall is looking for a fight," Lussick said.

"I'm free if he wants to fight."

Hall recently made his professional debut, fighting out an exciting draw with Paul Gallen last month, winning plenty of admirers in the process.

As for the 37-year-old Hodges, his record slips to 2-1.

He had made clear his hopes for a future fight with Gallen, though that now looks unlikely after Lussick lowered his colours in stunning fashion.

'I put my son in their care' .
Queensland mum Emily Porter, who lost her baby in a late miscarriage, said finding out he'd been processed in a mass cremation was like "losing him all over again".Queensland mum Emily Porter was 16 weeks into her first pregnancy when her son, Spencer Quinn, died.

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