PAUL GALLEN HAS QUESTIONED HERMAN ENE-PURCELL’S STAMINA and feel’s his only hope of victory is to land a knock out blow and that’s fine by the Hermanator.
“He’s entitled to his opinion and it’s no secret I plan on knocking him out,” Ene-Purcell said.
“Last time I was able to drop him with a shot that I didn’t land flush so that’s given me confidence if I land the right shot it will be good enough to win the fight.
“Last time if I could’ve landed the shot a little bit lower around his jaw line maybe he wouldn’t of been able to get up.
“But credit where credit is due he wore the shot he got up and he won the fight.
“Hopefully it’s different come January 29,” Ene-Purcell said.
Paul Gallen was very forthright in why he believe’s he can win the re-match.
“He’s a big puncher I’ve got no doubt about that,” Gallen said.
“If he hits me with one of those big shots it’s going to hurt but I’m confident in how fit I’m going to be and my strength and unless he can hit me with one of those shots I’m very confident I can win.
“This is his twelfth fight and I’ve looked at his record and most of his fights that have gone longer than four rounds I don’t think he’s won one.
“When the offer was given to me we wanted it over 6, they wouldn’t do it over 6 so we’ve agreed on 5.
“He obviously didn’t want to go over the four rounds and I think that’s purely because of how powerful he is and he doesn’t have the fitness to keep going.
“If he doesn’t get me with one of those big shots in the early rounds I’m confident I can win.
“On the night I’ll take it as it comes but I’m certainly not going to run away from him in the early rounds and let him have his own way.
“I’ll be in there trying to not get hit and hit him as often as I can and I think I can do that,” Gallen said.
Since their first meeting on February 19 in 2014 Gallen has improved his record to four wins and zero losses while Ene-Purcell has had a further 8 bouts for six wins (taking his record to seven wins and four losses) including an impressive win in China on one of Liu Gang’s cards.
“In China against Isaraphap Sor Varunee I went the full six rounds in a grueling encounter so I’m confident in my stamina,” Ene-Purcell said.
“I do plan on winning by knock out but if it goes the distance I’m confident I can also be standing at the end and have my hand raised as the winner on points.
“Paul Gallen is an exceptional athlete, you just have to watch how he plays rugby league and how he boxes.
“He’s a supreme athlete and I know he will be super fit but I’ll give myself every chance to be at my very best for this one and it’s a fight I’m quietly confident I can win.
“We nearly pulled it off in 2014, the re-match is two years later but hopefully I can square the ledger.
“I’m very humbled by this opportunity.
“In the last few weeks the amount of people who have contacted me or stopped me in the street to wish me all the best and tell me how much they want me to knock out Paul Gallen has been truly amazing.
“I know this one will have a State of Origin feel and I vow and declare I will do my very best for the State of Queensland and in particular my home town of Toowoomba,” Ene-Purcell said.
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