IT was a highly anticipated bout between a NSW Origin rugby league captain and an NRL player turned alleged bikie, but fans were left disappointed after the fight lasted just 88 seconds.
Paul Gallen has made it two wins from as many professional fights after a dislocated shoulder forced an anti-climactic first-round end to his heavyweight bout with former Cronulla Sharks teammate Anthony Watts.
Referee Mick Heafey had to call it off because Watts was unable to continue.
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Gallen landed the first few blows of the bout but then got caught by a good shot from Watts, who won his only previous pro boxing match in 29 seconds.
Both men threw more punches before Watts, who was only released on bail from prison 16 weeks ago after spending three months behind bars following his role in a Broadbeach bikie brawl, pulled away in obvious distress.
Gallen says he wants to have another fight early next year before the start of the 2015 NRL season.