Live updates: Paul Gallen vs Kris Terzievski, Nikita Tszyu, Harry Garside, boxing in Newcastle

Paul Gallen vs Kris Terzievski: King of the Castle

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Good evening and welcome to the ABC’s coverage of what looks to be as stacked a domestic fight card as we’ve seen for a while.

I’m Simon Smale and I’ll be taking you through all the action as it happens at the Newcastle Convention Centre.

Make no mistake, this card is a far cry from the monstrosity of a show that we bore witness to last time Paul Gallen stepped into a ring against Darcy Lussick, in what was, let’s face it, a glorified sparing session at best.

This fight matters. It’s for a belt, with the 40-year-old former NRL legend looking to add a trinket to his increasingly impressive second career as a pugilist against Kris Terzievski, who has been beaten just once in his 12-fight professional career.

There’s a stacked undercard too, with Olympian Harry Garside making the first defence of his Australian lightweight title – which he only won 35 days ago – against Tasmanian Layton McFerran.

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And Nikita Tszyu will fight again, taking on the 5-0 Mason Smith in an awkward-looking second professional fight.

Add to that Sam Goodman‘s IBF intercontinental and WBO Oriental title bout against unbeaten Japanese fighter Fumiya Fuse, the always entertaining Linn Sandstrom and a couple of other decent fights and you’ve got some serious entertainment coming your way over the next couple of hours.

As always, it’s a pleasure to be here to bring it all to you.

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