'Very doubtful': Paul Gallen's blunt message to Sonny Bill Williams

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Sonny Bill Williams (pictured left) during a boxing match and (pictured right) Paul Gallen smiling.
Paul Gallen (pictured right) has played down a potential fight with Sonny Bill Williams (pictured left). (Getty Images)

Paul Gallen has delivered a blunt message to Sonny Bill Williams after the pair have gone back and forth for years over a touted boxing match.

The rugby league great is preparing to fight Manly prop Josh Aloiai next month, which will mark his first fight back after his loss to Justis Huni.

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Williams recently took a dig at Gallen, who has repeatedly said he is a 'prize fighter'.

Gallen reportedly made $1.5 million for his fight against Huni and is following that up with a fight against Aloiai.

Last month, Williams said a fight against Gallen was all part of the process and it could eventuate.

“I hope you weren’t insinuating that he’s (Gallen’s) out of my league, because for myself I definitely don’t believe that,” he told ABC radio last month.

“He’ll be all part of the process. For me it’s the challenge."

Williams said Gallen would be a fight he is interested down the line before he looks to hang up the gloves in the next two years.

Paul Gallen pours cold water on Sonny Bill Williams fight

However, Gallen said he doesn't see himself boxing for too much longer.

In a blunt message to Williams, Gallen said he wasn't looking past Aloiai and could even only have one more fight in him.

“I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think so (a fight with SBW),” Gallen said on the Big Sports Breakfast.

“I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. It’s been spoken about for 10 years now and I don’t think it’s going to happen.

Paul Gallen (pictured left) punches Justis Huni (pictured right) during their Australian heavyweight title fight at ICC Sydney on June 16, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.
Paul Gallen (pictured left) punches Justis Huni (pictured right) during their Australian heavyweight title fight at ICC Sydney on June 16, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

“At the end of the day, Josh Aloiai’s the only person on my mind at the moment so I don’t even want to think about him.

“To be realistic, I’m 40 years old. I said yesterday at the press conference that I don’t know how much I’ve got left in me. I’ve got enough to beat this bloke and then we’ll weigh it up after that."

Gallen admitted he can't see himself fighting past the next 12 months as he looks to enjoy retirement after 20 years in rugby league and boxing.

He also went into his preparation for his next bout with Aloiai and said he will weigh-in heavier than he did against Huni because the fight won't have as many rounds.

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