Mark Hunt vs Paul Gallen and Tim Tszyu vs Bowyn Morgan: Stay weblog, outcomes and highlights
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 is being held at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney later today.
Here’s everything you need to know about the card.
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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….might be easing.
SYDNEY SUPER FIGHT RESULTS
Here’s the full TV schedule and fight times for the entire card. (winners in bold)
Prelims – On Kayo and Fox Sports from 5:30pm
Oscar Doane vs Trent Girdham – 5:30pm approx
Riccardo Colosimo vs Dillon Bargero – 5:50pm approx
Luke Jackson vs Tyson Lantry – 6:15pm (57-57, 60-54, 58-57)
PPV Undercard – On Kayo and Main Event TV from 7pm
Ty Telford vs Darragh Foley – 7:05pm (95-94 Foley, 96-93 Telford, 97-93 Foley).
Liam Wilson vs Rodynie Rafol 7:55pm
Paul Fleming vs Bruno Tarimo 8:25pm (technical draw via head clash)
Co-main events – On Kayo and Main Event TV from 8:30pm
Mark Hunt vs Paul Gallen – 9:10pm
MORE: Paul Gallen shocks the world, beats Mark Hunt in six round slugfest
Tim Tszyu vs Bowyn Morgan – 9:45pm
MORE: Tim Tszyu’s incredible 2020 continues with first round KO win
WHEN IS HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN?
The fight will be held on Wednesday, December 16 – that’s today!
WHAT TIME ARE MARK HUNT AND PAUL GALLEN FIGHTING?
Hunt and Gallen are scheduled to fight at 9:10pm, with Tszyu and Morgan on at 9:45pm
WHERE IS HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN?
The fights will be held at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta.
It will be the first stadium show Sydney has staged since the Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green epic 15 years ago.
HOW TO WATCH HUNT vs GALLEN AND TSZYU vs MORGAN
You’ll be able to watch the fight on Main Event pay per view. It’ll cost $59.95.
Viewers without Foxtel are able to watch the fight on Kayo.
The PPV purchase includes access to Kayo until 11:59PM 20th December, 2020. If you don’t have a separate monthly Kayo subscription, your access will end at that point. Click here to order fight on Kayo.
HUNT-GALLEN AND TSZYU-MORGAN WEIGH-INS
There were absolute fireworks at the weigh-ins at Taronga Zoo on Tuesday afternoon after Hunt pushed Gallen and threw a left hook at him.
The pair nearly came to blows on the stage, before Gallen said Hunt is nervous with all the pressure on him.
Read more about it here.
Watch the weigh-in drama below.
Every other fighter on the card made 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 as a $4.50 underdog, Gallen has come all the way in to $2.50.
Meanwhile, Hunt opened at $1.20 in late October and has slowly drifted out to $1.50.
The markets predict two most likely outcomes. A Gallen decision win is paying $4.50, while Hunt is at $5.50 to win on the scorecards.
A Hunt knockout is paying $1.91, compared to $5.50 for Gallen.
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TIM TSZYU IN 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 either current champion Patrick Teixeira or Argentina’s Brian Castano.
Teixeira and Castano have been ordered to fight for the belt, but Teixeira can’t get a visa to leave Brazil. If their match isn’t made by January 6, the WBO will strip Teixeira of the belt, and Castano will fight Tszyu for the vacant title.
If Teixeira-Castano is miraculously made, Tszyu will likely face the winner later next year.
HOW MANY ROUNDS IS HUNT VS GALLEN
They’ll be fighting over six three-minute rounds.
Gallen reportedly wanted to go eight or 10, but was denied.
MARK HUNT BOXING RECORD
Mark Hunt has fought twice – both fights were over 20 years ago.
He recorded a loss and a draw, breaking his hand in the draw.
PAUL GALLEN BOXING RECORD
Paul Gallen is undefeated in 10 professional bouts, holding a 9-0-1 record.
His solitary blemish was a contentious draw with former AFL star Barry Hall last November.
Gallen holds wins over John Hopoate, Junior Paulo and Randall Rayment.
MARK HUNT AND PAUL GALLEN GET HEATED AT PRESS CONFERENCE
Hunt and Gal used to be mates, but those days seem like a long time ago.
The pair of heavy hitters got into a heated argument on Monday’s press conference, throwing insults and threats.
Read about it here , or catch the full replay below.
MARK HUNT CALLS GALLEN A “GRUB”
Tensions are escalating with under two weeks to go until fight night.
Hunt and Gallen have been going back and forth through the media and on social media, with Hunt calling Gal a “grub.”
Read more here.
MARK HUNT: I’LL KNOCK HIS TEETH OUT
Mark Hunt hasn’t fought in two years, but he’s adamant he’ll knock Gallen out 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’s an athlete, but he’s been tackling people – I’ve been punching people in the face.”
Hunt, 46, predicts he’ll knock Gallen out in the sixth round.
“HE’S NOT THE SAME MARK HUNT” – GALLEN
Gallen doesn’t believe the fighter who will meet him in the ring is the same man who scored all those highlight reel knockouts in the UFC.
“He’s not going to be able to get to me like he thinks he’s going to get to me and like everyone else thinks he’s going to get to me,” Gallen said.
Read more here.
PAUL GALLEN PREDICTS KNOCKOUT WIN
Paul Gallen says he’s too fit and too fast for Hunt, predicting a knockout win on December 16.
Hunt hasn’t fought in two years, with Gallen saying he just needs to weather the early storm to secure a win.
Read more here.
MARK HUNT HITS BACK AT KNOCKOUT THREATS
A veteran of over 20 years in the fight game, Hunt isn’t concerned with 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.
Read more here.
GALLEN QUESTIONS HUNT’S KNOCKOUT POWER
Paul Gallen doesn’t believe Hunt still possesses the same knockout power that he once did.
Hunt’s last knockout was in 2017 when he stopped Derrick Lewis, and his last walk-off KO was a year before that in Brisbane.
Read more of Gallen’s comments here.