Sam Burgess set for sensational fight

Fresh from his exploits in Malta and Thailand alongside friend and Hollywood director Russell Crowe, Sam Burgess is set to head into the boxing ring.

The former South Sydney Rabbitohs forward has been approached by ex-Cronulla Sharks heavyweight Paul Gallen to don the gloves and enter the ring in February.

Burgess has allegedly been discussing the next move forward after winning SAS Australia earlier in the year and has met with the No Limit boxing company in order to broach certain details of the fight.

Though the 32-year-old has never stepped into the ring, he earned a reputation in the NRL for being one of the toughest in the competition, playing the 2014 Grand Final with a broken cheekbone and eye socket following a clash with fellow Englishman James Graham in the opening minute.

That being said, enforcer Burgess didn’t take long to floor AFL star Heath Shaw on SAS Australia after the latter took the challenge to Burgess in an attempt to show his fearlessness.

Meanwhile, Gallen has just one loss from his 13 fights as a heavyweight boxer, beating ex-World champion Lucas Browne in one exciting battle.

No Limit boss George Rose, however, was coy about any potential fight.

“Nothing has been signed and there is nothing to report,” Rose told the Daily Telegraph.

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