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Go Neville. Much prefer him to lazy Paulo.
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Paulo knocks Costigan to the ground and it is all over in the second round. That was a real mismatch.
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Why could Paulo never move with that much speed in defence.
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Next up, the moment we've all been waiting for! Josh Papalii versus Ben Hannant.
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Hannant in the ring.... and now... here comes Papa! He enters to what might be a Samoan tune, we guess. Now the national anthem. Here we go!

Papalii with a big weight advantage. Both looking very serious.

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Hannant throwing a lot of shots to the body, being very aggressive in the first round. Now Papalii really lands one and Hannant staggers. Papalii probably narrowly takes the first round.
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Hannant throwing a lot of punches but not many landing in the second round. Hannant now finally lands some. Papalii got some good shots in, but Hannant might have taken that round.
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Papalii with some big shots in the final stages of the final round! Hannant bloodied and Papalii must have taken that round. Hannant with a lot of wild throws and Papalii with the better technique. We wait and see...

Unanimous decision for JOSH PAPALII!

Papalii edges past Polar Bear



Josh Papalii has defeated Ben Hannant by unanimous decision in a bloody battle in Townsville at All Stars Fight Night. Papalii struggled to put Hannant away, but left his fellow Queenslander bleeding after a three-round slugfest. Even Papalii admitted the result could have gone the other way.

“Mate, I’m not going to sit here and be biased,” he said. “Benny came in with three or four week’s preparation and my hat goes off to him. I’m just glad I wore the headgear.”

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Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii beats Ben Hannant in boxing showdown: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Papa asked to hold back until the last for entertainments sake?
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congrats to Hannant for not getting KO'd.
He's my winner on the night
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Papa looked a bit despondent after the fight, and told the commentators he thought Hannant might have won. Hannant threw lots of punches and was very aggressive, but a lot of them didn't connect. If the fight had gone another round, Hannant would not have survived. He was nearly knocked out in the final stages of the third round.
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Hannant won that fight .



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dubby wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:57 pm Hannant won that fight .



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GE, can you confirm?
I saw it reported that Papalii won via unanimous decision

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It was a unanimous decision to Papa.

But anyone who seen the fight will tell you Hannant won


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dubby wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:57 pm Hannant won that fight .



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No he didn’t! He went much better than expected, threw some punches but most hit Papas hands and arms.
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dubby wrote: February 12, 2021, 9:16 pm It was a unanimous decision to Papa.

But anyone who seen the fight will tell you Hannant won


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At the risk of taking a little holiday, dubby’s dubby’ed again.
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Bigcheese wrote: February 12, 2021, 9:19 pm
dubby wrote: February 12, 2021, 9:16 pm It was a unanimous decision to Papa.

But anyone who seen the fight will tell you Hannant won


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No they wouldn’t :roflmao
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Boxing is not a game about punches thrown... without seeing a second of the fight, based on the commentary it seems like Hannant threw a lot and hit very little and Papalii didnt do what was expected by hit cleanly.
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Look at Papa's reaction.

Says it all.

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I'm Bate Man wrote:At the risk of taking a little holiday, dubby’s dubby’ed again.
Papa even admitted it.



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Loved seeing the team get together to watch the fight. Elliott Whitehead leading the chant... “I say big... you say daddy!” And then the reaction of the team when Papa won! Check out Instagram Stories.
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Roger Kenworthy wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:17 pm Why could Paulo never move with that much speed in defence.
He's lost about 30kgs since he played for us. You could see in his first game back at the eels we never had the best of his off field work.
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zim wrote: February 12, 2021, 10:49 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:17 pm Why could Paulo never move with that much speed in defence.
He's lost about 30kgs since he played for us. You could see in his first game back at the eels we never had the best of his off field work.
Got him out of Sydney to get his mojo back. At least he didn't trash us out afterwards like Costigan.
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Congrats to Papalii. Always hard when every man and his dog expects you to blow the other guy out of the ring in 3 rounds.
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I know this is all for a good cause, but I'm glad it is over for current NRL players. Now they can focus on what they do best, play rugby league. Leave it to former players or cross code clashes to generate interest, but to have this, a month out from the start of the NRL season, is lunacy from a team preparation point of view.

For the record, I'm glad Papa won and Hodges lost(again).
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I’m fighting Hodges next..
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-PJ- wrote:I’m fighting Hodges next..
You'll win.

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dubby wrote:Look at Papa's reaction.

Says it all.

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I read it papa expected to be better, Hannant did really well but Papa took that 2 rounds to 1 as backed up by the judges.

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dubby wrote: February 13, 2021, 10:23 am
-PJ- wrote:I’m fighting Hodges next..
You'll win.

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More Hodges can’t win dubs..was the point I was making.
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The Greenhouse wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:17 pm Paulo knocks Costigan to the ground and it is all over in the second round. That was a real mismatch.
And any Raiders fan who remembers Costigan ending Terry Campeses's international career with a poke in the eye will have said "take that you ****er!".
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yurithe1 wrote:
The Greenhouse wrote: February 12, 2021, 8:17 pm Paulo knocks Costigan to the ground and it is all over in the second round. That was a real mismatch.
And any Raiders fan who remembers Costigan ending Terry Campeses's international career with a poke in the eye will have said "take that you ****er!".
but ending Joey Johns career with a nice late shot will always override that

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RedRaider wrote: February 13, 2021, 8:48 am I know this is all for a good cause, but I'm glad it is over for current NRL players. Now they can focus on what they do best, play rugby league. Leave it to former players or cross code clashes to generate interest, but to have this, a month out from the start of the NRL season, is lunacy from a team preparation point of view.

For the record, I'm glad Papa won and Hodges lost(again).
Agree Red Raider.
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The helmets were a joke. They would throw a punch and then had to adjust them every time. They impeded the fight in a big way.
Paps landed the cleaner punches . Hannant was wild. Hannat is fit as he has competed in triathlons or marathons. One of them . Fitness was never his issue. he showed heart but that doesn't necessarily win you the fight.
Everyone talked up Paps but he hasnt got anymore experience than Hannant , just because he has a bloodline to a heavyweight champion doesnt mean it flows in him. In saying that he looked ok without being great. He wore whatever Hannant threw at him

Junior is one I think can make it as a boxer and probably Earl too with some training.
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Joe Tapine backs other Canberra Raiders to follow Josh Papalii into boxing

He is a wrecking ball on the park but Joe Tapine says there might be one thing standing in the way of him following Josh Papalii into a boxing ring.

"I would have to convince the wife, she doesn't like me getting into boxing," Tapine laughed. "Big Jackie Wighton would be a good fighter, he can throw them. I think Curtis Scott is pretty good, so we've got a couple there back at Raiders who would give it a crack I reckon."

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