Dane Gagai and Matt Burton receive boxing proposal from Aussie promoter
Anyone for round 2? Dane Gagai and Matt Burton get a boxing proposal from the Australian promoter after the pair’s ugly blow in State of Origin – and the battered Blues star is offered help from the Tszyu brothers after being left bloodied in Brisbane
- Dane Gagai and Matt Burton were offered a boxing fight by a promoter
- The NRL stars were involved in a nasty blow during Origin III in Brisbane
- Gagai got the upper hand, but George Rose made a proposal
- He has offered Burton the services of the Tszyu brothers to help him prepare
It was the stubborn blow that many could hardly believe, but a boxing promoter is hoping to convince Dane Gagai and Matt Burton to do it all over again after last night’s Origin war.
A fierce battle between Queensland and New South Wales escalated on Wednesday after NRL stars Gagai and Burton outplayed each other in the second half of the Maroons’ victory at Suncorp Stadium.
Gagai, unhappy with Burton going through the rear of Kalyn Ponga, charged at the Bulldogs star with all guns blazing, dealing some heavy blows as the five-eighth fought fire with fire.
Dane Gagai and Matt Burton Received Boxing Proposal After Their Origin Scrap
Queensland team-mate Tino Fa’asuamaleaui rushed to the scene and wrestled Burton to the ground as the two Maroons stars outmaneuvered their rival.
The incident sparked a major debate across Australia, with some fans arguing that Origin was rekindling after years of stagnation – the last fight took place in 2013 when Paul Gallen punched Nate Myles.
However, others have condemned the scrap, with Gagai and Fa’asuamaleaui being criticized.
The NRL stars were involved in an ugly clash during their Origin blockbuster in Brisbane
Promoter George Rose says he’d love to get the pair in the boxing ring for a fight
And now boxing promoter George Rose – who takes care of Tim and Nikita Tszyu – has offered to provide both men with a platform to settle their differences in the ring, adding that the brothers could help Burton after he suffered a bloody cheek.
“I’d love to see Gagai v Burton in the ring,” No Limit Boxing chief executive Rose said via News Corp†
“Maybe I should send some guys over to help Burton get ready for the fight. Gagai certainly has some boxing talent.”
He even offered Matt Burton the services of the Tszyu brothers to help him prepare
Rose also expressed his wish for great men Junior Paulo and Fa’asumaleaui to clash in the ring. Paulo will make his boxing debut at the end of the season, with fans eager to see the Queensland star fight after his role in the Gagai – Burton scrap.
“Tino was lucky big Junior wasn’t on the field,” Rose said. “Junior must have been foaming, ready to fly in. I don’t think there is anyone in the NRL who can beat Junior.
“I’m not sure if Tino wants to fight, but there’s always a home for him at No Limit if he wants to test himself.”