How to watch Paul Gallen vs Mark Hunt boxing match live online
UFC legend Mark Hunt and former NRL star Paul Gallen have been trading blows in the build-up to this fight.
The time for trash talk is almost over as the 46-year-old Mark Hunt and 39-year-old Paul Gallen climb into the ring for this heavyweight bout.
The hard punching Hunt is now a boxer after a messy split with the UFC. Gallen has made an impressive transition to the ring as his rugby league career wound down.
This, by Gallen's own admission, represents a massive step up in quality. He will need all of his trademark toughness to survive, or even thrive, against the "Super Samoan".
When is Gallen vs Hunt?
This fight is part of a huge night of boxing in what they are calling the Sydney Super Fight, headlined by Tim Tszyu's clash with Kiwi Bowyn Morgan. The main card at Parramatta's Bankwest Stadium starts at 7pm AEDT on Wednesday 16 December.
Co-main event Mark Hunt vs Paul Gallen is expected to get underway at 9:10pm AEDT.
How to watch Gallen vs Hunt live in Australia
This event has been split up into two parts and has two separate viewing options. There is an undercard you can watch with a standard Kayo Sports or Fox Sports subscription starting at 5:30pm AEDT featuring three bouts.
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Stream Gallen vs Hunt with Kayo Sports
Following the Tim Tszyu vs Jeff Horn fight earlier this year, Main Event can again be accessed via Kayo Sports. You don't have to be an existing Kayo Sports customer, this option is open to new, returning or existing subscribers.
Once you sign up online for $59.95 you'll be able to begin streaming once the main card begins. On top of that you'll be granted access to Kayo until 20 December. That allows you to stream the any of the 50 sports on Kayo including the BBL or boxing content like Chasing Tyson from the ESPN 30 for 30 series.
Watch Hunt vs Gallen on Main Event via Foxtel
Gallen vs Hunt on Main Event can be accessed a variety of ways. Foxtel customers can order the fight night directly on the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, via your remote control or by phone. The fight costs $59.95.
Customers with Optus TV featuring Foxtel can also order this heayweight showdown, but only over the phone. Ordering with a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Gallen vs Hunt fight card and start times
All start times are listed in AEDT.
- Tim Tszyu vs Bowyn Morgan, light middleweight (10 rounds) - 9:45pm
- Paul Gallen vs Mark Hunt, heavyweight (6 rounds) - 9:10pm
- Paul Fleming vs Bruno Tarimo, super featherweight (10 rounds) - 8:25pm
- Liam Wilson vs Rodynie Rafol, lightweight (6 rounds) - 7:55pm
- Ty Telford vs Darragh Foley, super lightweight (10 rounds) - 7:05pm
- Luke Jackson v Tyson Lantry, lightweight (6 rounds) - 6:15pm
- Riccardo Colosimo v Dillion Bargero, super welterweight (4 rounds) - 5:50pm
- Oscar Doane v Trent Girdham, super lightweight (4 rounds) - 5:30pm
Who will win Gallen vs Hunt?
Gallen's odds have been steadily shortening in the build-up to this fight. He tore a bicep in October which was obviously a setback. But he admirably pushed through the pain barrier and his conditioning or spirit will not be in question. There are some questions as to how seriously Hunt is taking this fight against a former footy star.
In the twilight of his career, Hunt would be wise not to underestimate Gallen, who has shown real ability in the ring. And if he doesn't knock Gallen to the canvas early, his fitness could be a major problem. But all it takes is for Hunt to catch him once with that powerful hook or uppercut and we think that remains likely to happen. Hunt for the win.