It’s fight day for Tim Tszyu, Bowyn Morgan, Mark Hunt, Paul Gallen and a host of other local talent.
Dubbed the Sydney Super Fight, the blockbuster event will take place later today at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney.
Here’s everything you need to know about the card.
WHEN HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN?
The fight will take place on Wednesday, December 16 – it’s today!
WHAT TIME ARE MARK HUNT AND PAUL GALLEN fighting?
Hunt and Gallen must fight to 9:10 p.m., with Tszyu and Morgan at 9:45 p.m.
WHERE IS HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN?
The fights will take place at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta.
This will be the first stadium show hosted by Sydney since the Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green epic 15 years ago.
HOW TO WATCH HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN
You will be able to watch the fight on the pay per view of the Main Event. It will cost $ 59.95.
Viewers without Foxtel can watch the fight on You.
The PPV purchase includes access to Kayo until 11:59 PM on December 20, 2020. If you do not have a separate monthly Kayo subscription, your access will end at that time. Click here to order a fight on Kayo.
HUNT VS GALLEN AND TSZYU VS MORGAN LIVE RESULTS, HIGHLIGHTS AND UPDATES
WE ARE LIVE from Bankwest Stadium. The first fight between Trent Girdham and Oscar Doane is underway and the rain … could ease.
SYDNEY SUPER COMBAT PROGRAM
Here is the full TV schedule and battle times for the entire map. (winners in bold)
Preliminaries – On Kayo and Fox Sports from 5:30 p.m.
Oscar Doane versus Trent Girdham – approximately 5:30 p.m.
Riccardo colosimo vs Dillon Bargero – approximately 5:50 p.m.
Luke Jackson vs. Tyson Lantern – 6.15 p.m. (57-57, 60-54, 58-57)
PPV Undercard – On Kayo and Main Event TV from 7 p.m.
Ty Telford vs. Darragh Foley – 7:05 PM
Liam Wilson vs. Rodynie Rafol 7:55 p.m.
Paul Fleming vs. Bruno Tarimo 8:25 p.m.
Co-main events – On Kayo and Main Event TV from 8:30 p.m.
Mark Hunt vs Paul Gallen – 9:10 p.m.
Tim Tszyu vs. Bowyn Morgan – 9:45 p.m.
HUNT-GALLEN AND TSZYU-MORGAN WEIGHTS
There was an absolute fireworks display at the weigh-ins at Taronga Zoo on Tuesday afternoon after Hunt pushed Gallen and threw a left hook at him.
The pair almost came to blows on stage, before Gallen said Hunt was nervous with all the pressure on him.
Watch the drama of the weigh-in below.
All the other fighters on the map have gained weight.
Tim Tszyu 69.46 vs. Bowyn Morgan 69.32
Mark Hunt 127.1 vs. Paul Gallen 103.6
Bruno Tarimo 58.7 vs. Paul Fleming 58.8
Liam Wilson 60.9 vs. Rodynie Rafol 61.1
Darragh Foley 63.1 vs. Ty Telford 64.4
Luke Jackson 60.8 vs. Tyson Lantry 61.1
HUNT VS GALLEN ODDS
After starting out as an underdog at $ 4.50, Gallen came up to $ 2.50.
Meanwhile, Hunt opened at $ 1.20 in late October and slowly drifted to $ 1.50.
The markets are predicting two most likely outcomes. A decision win Gallen pays $ 4.50, while Hunt is $ 5.50 to win on the scorecards.
A KO Hunt costs $ 1.91, compared to $ 5.50 for Gallen.
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TIM TSZYU AS WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
A win tonight will see Tim Tszyu fight for the WBO super welterweight world title next year.
The WBO broke the news earlier this week, with Tszyu to fight current champion Patrick Teixeira or Argentinian Brian Castano.
Teixeira and Castano have been ordered to fight for the belt, but Teixeira cannot get a visa to leave Brazil. If their match isn’t made by January 6, the WBO will remove Teixeira from the belt and Castano will fight Tszyu for the vacant title.
If Teixeira-Castano is done miraculously, Tszyu will likely face the winner later next year.
HOW MANY ROUNDS IS HUNT VS GALLEN
They will fight for six rounds of three minutes.
Gallen would have liked to go eight or ten, but was refused.
MARK HUNT BOXING REGISTRATION
Mark Hunt fought twice – both fights dated back over 20 years.
He recorded a loss and a draw, breaking his hand in the draw.
PAUL GALLEN BOXING RECORD
Paul Gallen is undefeated in 10 professional fights, holding a 9-0-1 record.
His lonely flaw was a contentious draw with former AFL star Barry Hall last November.
Gallen clinches victories over John Hopoate, Junior Paulo and Randall Rayment.
MARK HUNT AND PAUL GALLEN WARM UP AT PRESS CONFERENCE
Hunt and Gal were friends, but those days seem far away.
The pair of heavy hitters engaged in a heated argument during Monday’s press conference, hurling insults and threats.
Read about it here, or watch the full replay below.
MARK HUNT CALLS GALLEN AT “GRUB”
Tensions escalated with less than two weeks to go before the night of the fight.
Hunt and Gallen have been back and forth in the media and on social media, with Hunt calling Gal “food.”
MARK HUNT: I’M GOING TO BREAK HIS TEETH
Mark Hunt hasn’t fought for two years, but he’s adamant he’ll knock out Gallen on fight night.
Hunt’s last UFC appearance was in Adelaide in 2018, but the Super Samoan has been training most of the year and is in great shape.
“I’ve been punching people in the face for 20 years,” he said.
“Gallen is an athlete, but he preyed on people – I punched people in the face.”
Hunt, 46, predicts he will eliminate Gallen in the sixth round.
“IT IS NOT THE SAME TRADEMARK HUNT” – GALLEN
Gallen doesn’t believe the fighter who meets him in the ring is the same man who scored all those UFC knockouts.
“He won’t be able to get to me like he thinks he’s going to get to me and everyone thinks he’s going to get to me,” said Gallen.
PAUL GALLEN PLANS A KO WIN
Paul Gallen says he’s too fit and too quick for Hunt, predicting a knockout victory on December 16.
Hunt hasn’t fought for two years, with Gallen claiming he just had to weather the storm early to secure the victory.
MARK HUNT ANSWERS KO THREATS
A 20-year-old veteran in the fighting game, Hunt is not affected by Gallen’s threats.
After sitting ringside for Gallen’s draw with Barry Hall a year ago, the Super Samoan says Gal doesn’t offer much of a threat.
GALLEN QUESTIONS THE POWER OF KO HUNT
Paul Gallen doesn’t think Hunt still has the same knockout power he once had.
Hunt’s last knockout took place in 2017 when he stopped Derrick Lewis, and his last knockout took place a year earlier in Brisbane.