Collingwood veteran Dayne Beams has taken an indefinite break from the AFL to concentrate on his mental health.
Update: The Code War has ended in dramatic if somewhat deflating circumstances, with Paul Gallen and Barry Hall’s big-time bout adjudged to have finished as a majority draw.
The fight proved a surprisingly lively one despite pre-match expectations that it could be a fizzer, with the more experience Gallen tipped as a favourite.
Celebrity boxing matches often disappoint, but this one went the distance and was entertaining throughout, with both Gallen and Hall doing themselves credit.
In what will be one of the most hotly-contested fights of the year, Paul Gallen and Barry Hall will clash in the battle of the codes after weeks of trash talk. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the fight online, or watching it on TV in Australia.
The main card, which will feature six fights, will get underway at 7pm (AEDT) on Friday, November 15, with it to be held at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.
The Hall-Gallen fight will be held second to last, with the approximate start time around 9pm (AEDT), however, that could change based on the length of prior fights on the card.
Hall and Gallen have spent weeks talking about the other, with Paul Gallen now infamously labelling Hall “two-minute noodles” after the former AFL star’s demands to have the fight held over two-minute rounds, rather than the conventional three.
The fight is Hall’s professional boxing debut, although he did fight during his youth, while Gallen is looking to maintain a perfect record.
The only way to watch this fight on TV will be through Main Event TV, which is exclusively available on Foxtel.
The fight must be ordered through the Main Event system, and is available for $49.95. This will give you access to all six fights on the card.
To watch the fight, you will also need to ensure you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription.
Unfortunately, Main Event TV isn’t available to live stream, with it only able to be watched on the set top Foxtel box it was ordered on.
Main Event fights can also be ordered through Optus, which will allow you to view it on Fetch TV, should you be subscribed to the Optus service.
You can, however, follow the fight and entire card here at The Roar, as we bring you detailed coverage with live round-by-round blogs, results, analysis and highlights as they happen on Friday evening, all kicking off about 15 minutes before the first bout on the main card at 6:45pm (AEDT).