Result, Paul Gallen wins, round-by-round results

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Paul Gallen has defeated Justin Hodges by unanimous decision in his final professional boxing fight to round out his legendary sports career on a dream note.

The NRL greats contested an enthralling encounter over six two-and-a-half-minute rounds, before the judges scored the fight 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.

The victory improved Gallen’s professional boxing record to 15-2-1 and marked his second win against Hodges in two months, after the remarkable feat that saw him overcome Hodges and Ben Hannant on the same night.

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“He broke my heart plenty of times (in State of Origin),” Gallen told Main Event in the ring.

“So it’s good to get one back on him.

“He’s a warrior.

“I’m just glad it’s all over. I’ve had enough.”

After a professional sports career that spanned 21 years, the Sharks, Blues and Kangaroos champion can take a breath and reflect with pride.

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