WATCH: NRL star Jarrod Wallace wins boxing debut with final-round knockdown
Gold Coast Titan and Queensland Origin representative Jarrod Wallace has won his boxing debut by decision, defeating Nick Timm, who was also making his debut.
The two fighters exchanged blow over the four rounds and while neither could land a knockout blow, Wallace managed to knock his opponent down late in the final round, in a moment which proved decisive.
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Speaking before the fight, Wallace said that the training he undertook ahead of the bout had seen him return to the training with the Titans in the best shape of his career.
“I wasn’t expecting to get as fit as I have from just boxing. It is a brutal sport but I wanted to take myself and my body where I’d never been before.
“I am way ahead with my fitness for this time of year compared to where I usually would be. My weight is 107 kilos which is below where it usually is at this time of year.
“My skin folds when I left the club at the end of the season was 68 and I went back at 70. Usually I blow out but I didn’t this year.
“It was the best condition I’ve ever gone back to training. I did about five weeks in the boxing gym, three days a week, and I am fighting fit.”