Origin Rumble 2022 is a boxing event set to take place on Sept 15 at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane, Australia. The unthinkable is about to materialize as the main attraction of the card, Paul Gallen will be taking on two opponents on the same night. Here is all you need to know about the event, including start time, livestream, odds, prediction, and fight card.
The 2022 Origin Rumble is headlined by Paul Gallen’s two consecutive fights against Ben Hannant and Justin Hodges. The Rugby player turned boxer is looking to make history through this feat. The card consists of nine more exciting bouts. Other than the two fights of Gallen, Benjamin Hussain vs. Lachlan Higgins has the eyes of the boxing fans.
Paul Gallen is a former rugby league player who was the captain of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the NRL. Since turning into a professional boxer, Gallens has amassed a record of 12-2-1 with notable victories against the likes of UFC veteran Mark Hunt and former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas Browne.
However, the Australian lost his last professional boxing bout against Kris Terzievski for the ANBF Australasian and vacant Australian heavyweight titles. He has chosen this challenging path of two fights in one night to make a comeback in a spectacular fashion.
Gallen’s two opponents for the fight night are Ben Hannant and Justin Hodges. Ben Hannant hails from a similar profession to that of Gallen. The “Polar Bear” played in the NRL till his retirement in 2016. The 37-year-old will be making his 2nd appearance in the boxing ring this Thursday.
Unlike Hannant, Justin Hodges has a boxing background. Hodges made his boxing debut in 2019 following his retirement from professional rugby three years prior to that. He currently boasts of a record of 5-1. The former Australian international representative is on a 3-fight win streak with his last win coming against Jordan Simi just last month
Origin Rumble 2022 Start Time:
- Start Time: 7:00 pm AEST
- Main Event: 9:30 am AEST
Origin Rumble 2022 is scheduled to be held this Thursday the 15th of September. The card will start at 07:00 pm AEST. The ring walk of the main event of the night is expected to begin around 9:30 am AEST.
Where is the fight taking place?
- Venue: Nissan Arena
- Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Capacity: 5,000
The Nissan Arena, known as the Queensland State Netball Center will play host to the Origin Rumble 2022 boxing event. This multi-purpose facility has a capacity of 5,000 people
How to live stream Origin Rumble 2022?
- Kayo Sports
To watch the live stream of Origin Rumble 2022, buy the PPV from the official website of Main Event on Kayo Sports for $59.95 and enjoy all the action from the Nissan Arena.
- Paul Gallen vs. Ben Hannant:
Paul Gallen: -2500 (Huge Favorite)
Ben Hannant: +800 (Huge Underdog)
- Paul Gallen vs. Justin Hodges
Paul Gallen: -455 (Heavy Favorite)
Justin Hodges: +350 (Moderate Underdog)
*The odds are acquired from Tapology.com
Origin Rumble 2022: Gallen vs Hodges and Hannant Prediction
Paul Gallen is an overwhelming favorite in both his fights. Despite being a former NRL player similar to his opponents of the night, Gallen has much more experience in boxing than both Hodges and Hannant.
His first opponent, Hannant has a record of 0-1 and is a complete rookie in the sport of boxing. On the other hand, Justin Hodges has previous experience in the ring, having fought 6 times before. Yet, the level of competition Gallen fought at towers over the previous opponents of Hodges.
- Paul Gallen def. Justin Hodges via TKO
- Paul Gallen def. Ben Hannant via KO
- Paul Gallen vs. Justin Hodges
- Paul Gallen vs. Ben Hannant
- Benjamin Hussain vs. Lachlan Higgins
- Joe Goodall vs. Arsene Fosso
- Ty Telford vs. Vanlalawmpuia
- Jack Bowen vs. Renold Quinlan
- Jalen Tait vs. Krishnil Mudaliar
- Junior Tafa vs. David Tuliloa
- Angel Rushton vs. Ange Harries
- S. Mfongwot vs. Desley Robinson
- Miles Zalewski vs. Shiva Mishra