Boxing 2022: Justin Hodges grabs Paul Gallen’s throat at weigh-in, Origin Rumble fights, Ben Hannant, how to stream, start time

Boxing 2022: Justin Hodges grabs Paul Gallen’s throat at weigh-in, Origin Rumble fights, Ben Hannant, how to stream, start time

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  • September 15, 2022
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Tensions nearly boiled over at the weigh-in for the ‘Origin Rumble’ when Justin Hodges put his hand around Paul Gallen’s neck ahead of their boxing clash on Thursday night.

Hodges clearly wasn’t backing down a day after Gallen told him to “make sure you kiss your kids goodnight … you might not wake up” and the pair nearly came to blows at the pre-fight press conference.

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Gallen is fighting both Hodges and Ben Hannant on the same evening in Brisbane, in what could be the last time he steps inside the boxing ring.

Even with the added difficulty, the Cronulla Sharks legend will go in as the heavy favourite to defeat the two Queensland rugby league greats.

Gallen had threatened to pull out of the unique boxing event over a lack of detail over the fight conditions.

He will have an hour break between the two fights but he still doesn’t know who out of Hodges or Hannant he will face first — that will be decided by a coin toss on the night.

Gallen weighed in at 102.54kg on Wednesday, while Hodges tipped the scales at 103.9kg and Hannant at 107.56kg.

Gallen and Hannant took part in a relatively tame face-off before it was Hodges’ turn.

In wild scenes, the Broncos legend walked straight towards Gallen, pressed his forehead against Gallen’s before putting his hand around his opponent’s throat.

Surprisingly, Gallen was relatively calm and barely reacted to the antics.

The 41-year-old gave out one last sledge, declaring he was surprised by the support he had received from Queenslanders wanting him to knock Hodges out.

“It’s been crazy,” Gallen said.

“I can’t believe the amount of people that want me to bash Justin Hodges.”

Gallen promised to make quick work of Hodges and Hannant.

“Come tomorrow night, these guys aren’t going to handle what’s coming, I can promise you that,” Gallen said.

“Tune in. It’s going to be fast, it’s going to be furious. It’s going to be the most fun I’ve had with my pants on.”

Also appearing on the card is heavyweight Joe Goodall in his first fight since losing to Justis Huni.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Origin Rumble

When and where is it being held?

The Origin Rumble fight card is taking place at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane on Thursday night.

What time do the fights start?

The undercard starts from 7pm AEST.

Gallen will have at least a one-hour break between his two fights, but we won’t know who he’s fighting first until the last minute, so keep your eyes peeled.

How to watch the fights

You can stream the Origin Rumble on Main Event and Kayo Sports via pay-per-view at a cost of $59.95. Coverage begins at 7pm AEST.

Full fight card

Paul Gallen vs Justin Hodges/Ben Hannant

Joe Goodall vs Arsene Fosso

Benjamin Hussain vs Lachlan Higgins

Paul Gallen vs Justin Hodges/Ben Hannant

Junior Tafa vs David Tuliloa

Ty Telford vs Vanlalawmpuia

Jack Bowen vs Renold Quinlan

Miles Zalewski vs Shiva Mishra

Jalen Tait v Krishnil Mudaliar

Angel Rushton vs Ange Harris

Desley Robinson vs Stephanie Mfongwot

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