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Saturday, January 12, 2013

BRISBANE - Seasoned fighter Barry Dunnett wants to end the trend of footballers taking to the ring by knocking Quade Cooper out in his pro-boxing debut next month.

Boosted by the support of the boxing fraternity, the unheralded-yet-experienced Dunnett is licking his lips at the chance to make an example of the Wallabies five-eighth on February 8.

Their bout is on the undercard of another football-playing, part-time boxer Sonny Bill Williams' heavyweight stoush with South African Francois Botha at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

"I think all the fighting community gets a bit annoyed at athletes wanting to switch codes," he said.


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