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Professional boxers turned NRL stars Paul Gallen and Justin Hodges will face off in the ring again.

Both announced that this was their last fight and that they would try to end their boxing careers on a high note.

With no love lost between the two State of Origin rivals, the mutual hatred spilled over into the world of boxing when they met in September. Gallen walked away victorious thanks to a controversial TKO victory, and we all knew their story wasn’t over.

Hodges claimed he was illegally punched by Gallen while pushing over the ropes, and many agreed, including former Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech.

“They shot him by pushing him from the rope. How illegal is that?” Fenech asked on commentary and also stated that if Hodges had stayed on the ground, he would have won by disqualification.

Naturally, a war of words began and a rematch was born.

Gallen defended his victory and Hodges launched legal action over the result. The two also discussed the rules of their upcoming fight, including changes to the length of the rounds.

“Two and a half minutes, the first time. You are not a man of your word,” Gallen said at a news conference Monday.

“I’ve had a lot of people text me saying, ‘He’s not a true Queenslander, all Queenslanders have a say’ and he’s kept his word.”

“He stood in the ring that night and said he was going to fight six three (minute rounds), he backed out, he wanted to fight six two. “Apparently if he was fighting in three-minute rounds, he had health concerns, what a shame.”

“What you? You come out and say you have a headache, now you want to punch yourself in the head more — what a bummer,” Hodges said.

And the heated argument continued.

“I’ll give him back what he gave me in Brisbane – a couple of cheap shots,” Hodges said.

“I’ve been working hard on some cheap shots, hopefully the ref stays out of it.

Paul Gallen punches Justin Hodges.

Paul Gallen punches Justin Hodges during the fight at the Nissan Arena. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

“I (have to take cheap shots), he does. I heard he does it so why not. I study some good opponents at home, if the referee doesn’t separate it, why not.

“I have a lot of power, hopefully I catch him once and he falls to the ground. “We saw him go down very easily in Brisbane, so I’ll hit him harder this time.”

Galle had no bars. “You keep talking about cheap shots…remember your cheap shot? “You broke me with a right hand when the referee called a break – but it’s okay because you apologized,” Gallen said. “So it’s okay that you apologized?”

“This time I’m not going to apologize,” Hodges said.

Let’s see what these two have to offer in the ring on Tuesday.

What time does the undercard start?

The undercard starts at 19:00 (AEST), 18:30 (ACST) and 17:00 (AWST).

Where is the fight?

Aware Super Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

How can I watch the fight live and how much does it cost?

Other than being at the venue, the fight is only available as a live stream via pay-per-view in the Main Event. You can click here to subscribe to watch the fights in Main Event via Foxtel and Kayo. It costs $59.95.

Full fight card

Card and order are subject to change.

Michael Zerafa and Danilo Creati, middleweight

Paul Gallen vs. Justin Hodges II, heavyweight

Paulo Aokuso and David Zegarra, lightweight

Ty Telford and Joel Taylor, heavyweight

Liam Talivaa and Louis Marsters, heavyweight

Cohen Mazoudier and Wade Ryan II, super lightweight

Shanell Dargan vs. Chandni Mehra, lightweight

Tommy Browne vs. Jorge Kapeen, super lightweight

George Peterson vs. Wallace To’o, heavyweight

Tywarna Campbell and Deanha Hobbs, super lightweight