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Justis Huni and his team have delivered a warning to NRL great, turned boxer, Paul Gallen ahead of their bout in three weeks.
Huni was clinical in his fight with Christian Tsoye and moved to 4-0 after a low-key bout in front of less than 100 VIPs at the ICC.
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The 193cm Australian powerhouse used his reach, elusiveness and brutal body shots to nullify a tough and resilient Tsoye.
Two judges had Huni a 99-91 win, while the third scored it 98-92.
But Huni and his team were adamant the bout was a warm-up for his clash with Gallen in three weeks, before he sets his sights on Olympic Gold.
This was clear when Huni's father and trainer, Rocky, was talking to the huge heavyweight in between rounds.
"You’re looking good, you’re looking unbelievable. Get the rounds in, that’s what we need," he said.
Justis Huni does it easy over 10 rounds against Christian Tsoye. His camp clearly wanted him to get rounds in. Next is Paul Gallen in 3 weeks pic.twitter.com/fkJDpKL4Sd
— Jamie Pandaram (@JamiePandaram) May 26, 2021
"No better way. Whenever you want to cut loose, up to you, if you feel like you need more rounds, mate ... I don’t give a s***.”
Huni reiterated he wasn't looking for a knockout, despite many pointing out that Tsoye proved a greater test than expected.
“I’m not looking for any knockouts, but if I box to the best of my ability the stoppages will come. It should just come naturally. I won’t be going out there and looking for it,” Huni told Foxsports.com.au.
Gallen hits back at Huni performance
Gallen, who was in attendance for the fight, hit back at the hype and claimed he would do better than Tsoye.
The former NRL star said his relentless pressure would get to Huni and he wouldn't be able to keep him on the outside.
“He didn’t even have a mark on him at the end of it,” Gallen sad of Tsoye.
“So it’s either two things: he’s got a special head and body or Justis can’t punch. One of the two, and I’m hoping it’s the latter. But we’ll wait and see.”
Gallen said his relentless pressure would make him a different beast against Huni.
Regardless, Huni said the two bouts will help him fine tune his game heading into the Tokyo 2021 Olympics where he is expected to compete for gold.
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