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Gallen still wants to fight SBW

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/10/2016 James MacSmith

Paul Gallen, left, is still dreaming of taking on Sonny Bill Williams in the ring © Getty Paul Gallen, left, is still dreaming of taking on Sonny Bill Williams in the ring Paul Gallen has reiterated his desire for a football superfight with Sonny Bill Williams.

Cronulla premiership winning skipper Gallen resumed training in his stop-start boxing career on Tuesday ahead of two scheduled bouts in December.

The opponents for both of those fight are yet to be confirmed although the first will be against a fellow-rugby league forward on a card likely to include several NRL stars.

Dual international, Roosters premiership winner and two-time Rugby World Cup winner Williams is in Gallen's sights.

An injured Sonny Bill Williams is stretchered off during the Men's Rugby Sevens Pool C match between New Zealand and Japan on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. © Getty Images An injured Sonny Bill Williams is stretchered off during the Men's Rugby Sevens Pool C match between New Zealand and Japan on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

But Williams is currently out of action for another six months after injuring his Achilles playing sevens rugby at the Rio Olympics

"I have said openly I want to fight Sonny Bill, unfortunately we haven't heard the same thing back so I don't know if he wants to," Gallen said.

"I understand he is injured at the moment and there is not much we can do about that

"We were looking at February next year. It might happen later next year.

"I have said it before and I will say it again I want to fight him

"I wouldn't say he is running scared. I know he is injured but hopefully one day it will happen."

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