Palmerbet Sports writer Andrew McEnallay shares his Boxing tips & analysis to find out which code reigns supreme when Paul Gallen takes on Barry Hall!
Boxing Tips & Analysis – Career records:
- Gallen 9-0-0 (5 by KO)
- Hall 0-0-0 (Previous 15-0 Amateur Record)
Boxing Tips & Analysis – Last bout:
- Gallen def Hopoate – Rd 2 TKO
- Hall – N/A
The weight of two codes lays solely on the shoulders of Paul Gallen & Barry Hall as they go toe to toe in Melbourne. An intriguing match up between two genuine hard men has generated plenty of excitement into Australian Boxing. As we get closer, things have begun to heat up between the two former footy players, much to the dismay of some Boxing purists.
While there is a question mark over Gal’s previous opponents, he possesses genuine knockout power. With a squeaky clean record, Gal’s favoured to keep his 0 and will enter the ring as the $1.60 favourite. With his last victory a rather one sided affair against an ageing John Hopoate, Gal has proven he’s an entertaining fighter to watch. There’s no secret as to how premiership winning Captain plans to attack this fight. Expect a vigorous pace early and for Gallen to keep Hall on the inside to negate the height & reach advantage.
Although Hall is making his professional debut, he shouldn’t be taken lightly. Once considered a Boxing prodigy, Hall threw away the leather gloves for a leather ball and never looked back. While the Swans 2005 premiership winning Captain is in fighting shape, there’s no doubt the reduced length of rounds (6x2min) works in his favour. At 42 years old, Hall’s mountain to climb will be facing off against a more active opponent with superior fitness levels.
With only 6 rounds, expect an incredibly fast paced fight. While Hall may have the superior Boxing pedigree from his younger days, expect Gallen to win via KO/TKO.