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WATCH: Justin Hodges wins boxing debut by first-round TKO at Gallen vs Hopoate

Former Brisbane Broncos captain Justin Hodges has tasted an easy victory in his first professional fight, defeating Rob Baron.

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Hodges had an easy time of it, knocking Baron down three times in the first round to see the fight ended early.

Hodges played 251 NRL games, 193 of them with the Brisbane Broncos. He won premiership with the Broncos (in 2006) and previously the Sydney Roosters in 2002.

He captained the Broncos for the final two years of his career, before retiring after the 2015 grand final.