Paul Galen has admitted Sonny Bill Williams is now “finally fighting” with him, considering whether the former Cronula Sharks captain will retire or commit to a final fight in his contract.
The 40-year-old has long wanted to fight Williams. The pair seemed set to meet in the ring six years ago when Galen agreed to take a lower payment to complete the deal before it finally fell apart.
After Galen’s second professional defeat at the hands of Chris Terzewski on Wednesday night, he admitted that age was finally catching up with him.
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“Everyone gets old and I’m not sure if I’ll do it again. We’ll wait and see, but it could happen,” he said shortly after the defeat.
Galen currently has one fight left in the three-fight deal he signed in August last year.
And with all the signs that Galen has a fight left, assuming the 2016 NRL Premiership winner won’t retire, Williams’ name has been raised again with Galen.
“Wouldn’t it be funny if he came out and said, ‘Let’s do this now’,” a smiling Galen told the Sydney Morning Herald. “This will put it on top.”
But staring at the barrel of retirement, and finally reaching out to her after acknowledging her age, SMH asked Galen if Williams would fight back in the belief that the former NRL star was no longer the same. Ring
“Sony finally wants to fight me now,” he said.
“I want to say ‘yes’ but Sony is not a bad person. There may be people around him who might think so, but I don’t think Sony would think so.
“I don’t know if I’m completely finished, it’s hard to say.
“I don’t know when it will be, but [a decision] Coming soon. “
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