Controversial Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper is putting his rugby union career on hold to make his boxing debut.
Cooper on Monday confirmed he would fight on the undercard of Sonny Bill Williams` fight at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 8.
The Queensland Reds five-eighth will fight in the cruiserweight division against a yet-to-be determined opponent.
Cooper said while rugby union was "the game I love", his future in that sport remained up in the air after he rejected the Australian Rugby Union's "unacceptable" offer.
The 24-year-old's contract with the ARU ends on December 31 and he said in the meantime he would prepare for his boxing debut.