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Hodges wants Origin fight with Gallen

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Queenslanders will get one more chance to boo retired NSW captain Paul Gallen if Maroons great Justin Hodges gets his way.

Hodges is preparing for his December 6 fight with UK Super League and ex-NRL player Darcy Lussick on the undercard of Tim Tszyu's super welterweight bout with Jack Brubaker in Sydney.

But he is dreaming of a potential heavyweight stoush with Gallen that he believes will take on State of Origin proportions if it came true.

"I think that is what everyone wants to see," Hodges said of taking on Gallen.

"Everyone hates him up here and everyone hates me down there (NSW) - it would work out well for both of us."

Gallen embraced his role as NSW Origin villain, riling everyone north of the Tweed with his infamous "two heads" barb.

Hodges reckoned Queensland fans would embrace a final chance to jeer the ex-Blues leader if Gallen agreed to fight - especially in Brisbane.

Gallen (9-0-1 record) is still recovering from his last fight, the much hyped November 15 bout with ex-AFL forward Barry Hall which ended in a majority draw.

"If it happens up here in Queensland I think it would be perfect, have him come up here one more time - we will see," Hodges (2-0) said.

Hodges must first worry about boxing debutant Lussick who looks set to be a tougher challenge than his second opponent.

Hodges knocked out New Zealand boxer Troy McMahon in 20 seconds back in May.

Hodges joked that he knew what to expect after seeing Lussick in action in Manly's infamous 2011 "Battle of Brookvale" which earned the then-Sea Eagles player a three-match ban.

"We all saw that on the football field with that big fight at Brookvale, I think he was at the forefront of that so he will come out hard," Hodges said of Lussick, who currently plays for Toronto.

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