Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Quade Cooper Wants To Further His Boxing Run

Even Quade Cooper can understand why ARU boss Bill Pulver is opposed to the Wallabies vice-captain pursuing boxing.

However, Cooper said the noble art had only improved his rugby - a point he hoped to ram home the next time he spoke with Pulver.

Cooper is preparing for his second professional fight - a match-up against 40-year-old Newcastle boxer Warren "The Fortress" Tresidder in Brisbane on Wednesday night as part of Anthony Mundine's undercard.

But Pulver has gone sour on the sweet science, and said boxing could be off the table when they negotiate a new ARU deal with Cooper later this year.
Advertisement

Cooper understood Pulver's view but hoped to twist his arm at their next meeting.

"I can understand his concerns around boxing. It is a very physical and demanding sport and there is a lot of risk," Cooper said on Friday.

"But there are also a lot of benefits. Next time I talk to him I will discuss that with him.

"Every other time I speak to him it is about rugby. So I am looking forward to chatting to him about boxing next time."

Asked if stopping him from boxing would be a deal breaker at their next ARU contract talks, Cooper said: "Right now it is not something for me to worry about, that is up to my manager

"I love playing rugby but I also love boxing. It is something that I think benefits me as an athlete and being the best one that I can be."

Still, Cooper hoped he could get out of the ring as quickly as he did in his impressive professional debut.

Cooper missed the Queensland Reds' final Super Rugby trial against the Chiefs to fight Barry Dunnett last February and emerged with an impressive first-round knockout win.

Cooper will next line up against 40-year-old Tresidder - 15 years his senior - who has had one professional bout which ended in a split points loss to ex-England cricketer Adam Hollioake.

They will appear on the undercard of Mundine's WBA International middleweight title fight against New Zealand's Gunnar Jackson.

"The quicker you can get it over with the better," Cooper said.

"The longer you are in the ring the more opportunity there is for something bad to happen.

"Hopefully I can get in there, show some skill and win by knockout."

"Until I am fighting for Queensland or Australian titles you can't worry about who you are fighting - you just need to strive to become a better boxing."

Tags: Quade Cooper image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tom Cruise on 01-25-2014

I'm a Rugby fan but i wish these guys would stop pissing around in our great sport. Hopefully Frans Botha can comeback to end another Rugby lads pretensions of being a boxer

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Wilder: Eddie Hearn is Not a Guy That You Can Trust Liam Williams: Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith is Difficult To Call Abel Sanchez: If Usyk Fights Like Before, He's On His Back in 9! Dec Spelman Makes a Successful Ring Return, Back on 9/7 The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat) Hearn: No One Knows Who Wilder is - 50-50 Will Never Happen! Povetkin: I've Always Been Clean, Failed Tests Were Suspicious Christian "Macho Time" Camacho on Boxeo Telemuno Card Crawford Tops Lomachenko, Wins ESPY For 'Fighter of the Year' Teofimo Lopez To Undergo Surgery on Right Hand on Friday Rey Vargas Already Back To Work, Hopes For Quick Return Photos: Jean Pascal, Steve Bosse - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: I'd Rather Lose Than Use PEDs To Win Toka Kahn Clary vs. Kid Galahad - IBF Eliminator Ordered Jazza Dickens vs. Martin Ward Rematch Off Due To Injury Dmitry Bivol: Fight Against Kovalev 'Most Likely' Will Happen Kalle Sauerland Talks WBSS Season 2 Draft, Usyk vs. Gassiev Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Jose Roman Jean Carlos Torres Headlines Return of PRBBP Series, August 10 Promoter: I Really Believed Munguai Would Knock Golovkin Out Lucas Matthysse Blasts Critics Who Claim He Quit With Pacquiao Abner Mares Joins Announce Team of Boxeo Telemundo Saunders vs. Andrade Purse Bid is Set By WBO For July 25 Anthony Joshua: This is Chapter 2 For Me - All Comers Welcome! Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Face To Face in UK Ryan Martin, Terry Flanagan Aim To Shake Up WBSS Tourney Top Rank President is Very High on Teofimo Lopez Demetrius Andrade Not Expected To Face Billy Joe Saunders Next Miller: I Knew Joshua's a Punk; Wanted to Push His Buttons Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse: Afterthoughts Carl Frampton Getting Annoyed By Trash Talk of Luke Jackson Kamil Delighted After Winning The Right To Remain in Scotland Jermaine Franklin Decisions Craig Lewis at Motor City Casino Bellew: I Prefer Usyk-Gassiev Winner - But Fury Easier, Pays More Joshua: Wilder is Definitely Going To Happen - Confident I'll Win! Zeuge's Coach, Braehmer, Went Bonkers After Upset Loss Shakhram Giyasov Picks Up Stoppage Win in First Round Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap Nacho: Canelo Needs The "Perfect Fight" To Beat Golovkin Subriel Matias vs. Breidis Prescott Set For August 18
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement