Queensland State of Origin and Gold Coast Titans prop Jarrod Wallace will become the latest NRL star to make a boxing debut when laces up the gloves on the undercard to Anthony Mundine’s fight with John Wayne Parr next month.
Mundine and Australian combat sport veteran Parr will fight on November 30 at Brisbane Convention Centre next Saturday on the undercard to the “Worlds Collide” main event between Anthony Mundine and John Wayne Parr.
Wallace vs Timm
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My weight is 107 kilos which is below where it usually is at this time of year. My skin folds when I left the club at the end of the season was 68 and I went back at 70. Usually I blow out but I didn’t this year. It was the best condition I’ve ever gone back to training. I did about five weeks in the boxing gym, three days a week, and I am fighting fit.”
The Titans, last season’s wooden spooners, play top-eight teams in the opening six rounds in 2020 with away trips to the Raiders, Roosters, Storm and Sea Eagles on their schedule.
Instead of looking at it as a problem, Wallace said the Titans would embrace their draw as a challenge.
Wallace has been training at NTG FIght & Fitness in Logan. The gym has also been frequented by Anthony Mundine and MMA’s Tafa brothers.
The rep star doesn’t have an opponent yet, but promoters DDP Sports Management are looking for a local AFL player to set up a clash of codes style bout.
The match will come two weeks before retired Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen fights AFL legend Barry Hall in Melbourne.
Wallace has been in training for the past two weeks, shunning a post-season trip to get padwork and sparring in.
The 28-year-old hopes his boxing training comes in handy by the time his footy preseason rolls around, and is looking forward to challenging himself outside a football pitch.
Wallace has played 135 NRL matches since debuting for the Broncos in 2012.