Paul Gallen's preparations for the Rumble at Southern Cross Group Stadium stepped up a gear this week as the heat began to soar.

Training at Southside Gym down in the Shire, Gallen has lifted the intensity of his training ahead of the December23 bout in the hope of putting in a strong display on his home turf.

Listen to what our skipper had to say about his training regime, the talent on show on the night and the proposition of more major events to hit the Shire.

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