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Boxing news 2021: Paul Gallen denies disturbing rumour, Lucas Browne fight

Paul Gallen is adamant Lucas Browne did not get a dive, self-confident he simply out-worked and out-muscled the former world heavyweight winner.

Gallen took a lot less than two minutes to flatten Browne in their battle in Wollongong on Wednesday night time as critics slammed the “pathetic” bout that noticed lots of punters inquire for their money back again, given it was around so rapidly.

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Gallen KOs Browne in 1st spherical!


There have been rumours Browne only showed up for a significant payday and did not put together adequately for the battle, when he also denied solutions he was scoffing down sausage rolls in his dressing home prior to moving into the ring.

Between the far more sinister accusations have been that Browne took a dive in the 1st spherical. Followers and commentators questioned how quickly he hit the canvas just after a punch to the head that few predicted to drop the 117kg monster.

Boxing commentator Paul Kent claimed: “I did not hope Lucas Browne to go down so quickly. I did not see a distinct concussive punch … For a flurry of punches to place him down in the 1st spherical surprises me.”

Gallen wanted to shut down solutions built by persons on the web that Browne acted his way out of the remaining rounds, stating his rival could not stand his large fingers.

Gallen meant business from the opening bell.
Gallen intended organization from the opening bell.Supply: Getty Illustrations or photos

“There’s no way he took a dive. I flat-out bashed him, to be truthful with you,” Gallen claimed on 2GB’s Broad World of Sports activities Radio

“I have no doubt he took me lightly. I claimed that throughout the full establish-up. He thought he was heading to wander as a result of me.

“That was his mindset. He wouldn’t have taken the battle if he thought it was heading to be a level of competition like it was.

“He attempted to pull his finger out, but as I claimed all through the push meeting, it was as well late unless of course you experienced carried out the do the job before on. You simply cannot cram it all into the previous two weeks and he attempted to do that and it did not do the job for him.

“He did not get a dive. There is no way he took a dive.

“It disappoints me just after all of the really hard do the job I have carried out around the previous eleven weeks that persons are basically stating that.”

Browne also issued an indignant information to the haters the early morning just after the battle to deny using a dive.

“It’s so f***ing sad to see so numerous bulls*** comments, attacks, haters and persons stating I took a dive,” the forty two-yr-previous wrote. “I experienced a battle, I fought s***, could not get better, have been out the ring for as well lengthy and received conquer, end of story.

“I received in there, experienced a go, unsuccessful, and which is it … complete credit history to Gallen. Thankyou to the lovers, supporters and sponsors, and I do apologise.

“I feel I received hit back again of the head, driving the ear and it f***ed up my equilibrium and I mainly could not get better.”

Browne afterwards exposed he could not listen to out of his left ear for the reason that of the punch to the major of his head.