Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Quade Cooper Plans To Continue His Boxing Run

Australia's vice-captaincy won't end Quade Cooper's boxing career, with the mercurial fly-half hoping to have his second bout early next year.

Cooper's foray into professional boxing was a sticking point with the Australian Rugby Union 12 months ago, when he was almost left without a national top-up contract. Now well and truly back in the fold since long-time Queensland Reds coach Ewen McKenzie replaced Robbie Deans in the Wallabies position, Cooper doesn't believe the extra leadership responsibility should change his extra-curricular boxing plans. He intends to repeat this year's pre-season build-up by scheduling a bout before the Super Rugby competition kicks off in mid-February. Last February, Cooper missed the Reds' second and final Super Rugby trial against the Chiefs to undertake his debut in the ring, where he knocked out Barry Dunnett in the first round in Brisbane.

"I love [boxing]," Cooper said. "It's something I've continued to work at throughout the year. It's something that during the week I find is very positive in my life. I'm looking forward to my next bout but the focus for me is this tour and I've got a massive game on Saturday [against England]."

Tags: Quade Cooper image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 11-02-2013

Cooper has some of the best footwork in the world in any sport, but when he boxed he just stood there static in front of his opponent. Another who should stick to rugby I think.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement