Paul Gallen goes full NRL in hilarious moment against Justis Huni

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Paul Gallen (pictured left) wraps his hands around the legs of Justis Huni (pictured right) and tackles him.
Paul Gallen (pictured left) tackles Justis Huni (pictured right) during their Australian heavyweight title fight at ICC Sydney on June 16, 2021. (Getty Images)

Paul Gallen offered up a hilarious moment in his brutal beatdown at the hands of Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni in their highly-anticipated bout.

Huni ended Gallen's undefeated professional boxing record to retain his Australian heavyweight title in spectacular fashion.

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Huni sent the rugby league great turned pugilist crashing to the canvas with a thunderous right hook in the final round of an epic encounter on Wednesday night that lived up to its blockbuster billing.

But it was in that final round that Gallen was doing everything possible to stay standing against a brutal Huni onslaught.

This even involved digging deep and going back to his NRL days.

After taking a bombardment, Gallen appeared to stumble and held onto Huni.

He then wrapped his hands around the 106kg giant and tackled him to the ground.

The move prompted a cheer and also outrage from the crowd as Huni was seeking the stoppage.

Fans on social media also had a laugh at the comical moment.

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Gallen still smiling after beatdown

Aussie boxing fans were left stunned by Gallen's gutsy performance, with many believing he came away from the fight in a better light than Huni.

And it seems the NRL great certainly came away with the better end of the deal in terms of the finances.

The Courier-Mail revealed before the fight that Gallen will get about 85 percent of the prize purse, taking home at least $1.1 million.

And that number could rise to $1.5 million depending on pay-per-view sales.

While Huni will only receive about $300,000, it will easily be the biggest payday of his career.

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