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Paul Gallen is an Australian professional boxer and former professional rugby league footballer.
He made his rugby debut for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2001, aged 20, and his boxing debut 11 years later at 31 as part of a rugby league versus rugby union charity event.
Gallen has had a long and fruitful athletic career in Sport. He shares the Australian first grade record for most seasons played in the NRL with Cameron Smith at 19 seasons, and was the NRL’s oldest player in 2018.
On August 21, 2019, the Australian was voted one of the best players of the decade (2010–2019).
Now aged 40, Gallen claims to be nearing the end of his career as a professional athlete, but how much is he worth?
As of 2022, Paul Gallen has an estimated net worth of $5 million (£4 million), according to Surprise Sports.
Gallen began his amateur boxing career in 2012, where he would fight New Zealand international rugby union player Hikawera Elliot and receive a three-round unanimous victory.
The following year Galen received another victory and in 2014, turned professional.
In all, Gallen has participated in 15 boxing matches, of which he won 12 (7 by KO), leaving two losses and one draw.
As well as rugby league and boxing, Gallen has branched out to pursue presenting roles in his career.
From 2013 to 2015, Gallen was a panelist on the sports program SportsFan Clubhouse, aired on 7mate. Since 2018, he has also appeared on 100% Footy, a rugby league show on Channel Nine.
21 years after his debut as an athlete, Gallen has voiced plans to retire.
“I’m looking forward to finishing off my career as an athlete altogether in 2022.”
He continued, "I'm 40 years of age now so I haven't got a lot left in me, but a couple of fights this year will be good…but 2022 will probably see the end of me as an athlete."
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