That was actually a chaotic finish to the evening at Nissan Enviornment in Brisbane.
No Restrict Boxing boss Matt Rose stormed the ring when the referee stopped Justin Hodges within the third spherical, solely to be pushed away by the battle official.
The wild scenes had been shortly tempered when Paul Gallen and Hodges embraced and shared fun.
However Hodges wasn’t laughing concerning the end result or the best way it completed.
“I do know the ref’s obtained a job to do (however) there isn’t any method on the planet I used to be damage,” Hodges claimed.
“That was absolute bullcrap. I am an final skilled, I take it on the chin.
“I am going to have a rematch as a result of that was bullshit.”
Hodges landed an unlawful punch on Gallen throughout a referee stoppage within the second spherical, after which Gallen landed his personal unlawful shot on Hodges.
Neither fighter was penalized and the bout continued.
Gallen dominated within the third and seemed on his strategy to victory anyway, however the referee opted to complete it earlier than Hodges obtained injured.
Gallen and Hodges principally organized a rematch whereas within the ring.
“I’ve obtained one battle left on my contract, Hodgo simply requested if I can provide him a rematch and I mentioned sure,” Gallen mentioned.
“We might be doing it in Sydney, we’ll do the subsequent one in Sydney.”
Gallen has solely misplaced twice in his boxing profession and has by no means been knocked out by an opponent, not even Australian heavyweight champion Justis Huni.
However Hodges got here shut within the second spherical when he dropped Gallen and the latter seemed significantly shaken.
“That was actually powerful – getting up once more (after beating Ben Hannant earlier within the evening) was most likely tougher than I assumed it was going to be, to be trustworthy,” Gallen mentioned.
“I believe that is the primary time I have been put down by a shot that it completely surprised me, and rocked my mind.
“He obtained me truthful and sq., man, it took me 5 seconds to stand up and ensure I used to be OK, suck some deep breaths in. So good shot, no matter that was, I am going to watch it again.”