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Super Cooper maintains boxing dream

Friday, January 31, 2014

BRISBANE - Pity Quade Cooper's embroiderer if his latest boxing moniker sticks.

The Wallabies vice-captain was introduced as "the Quintessential Quade Super Cooper" ahead of his impressive fourth round TKO cruiserweight win over veteran Warren Tresidder in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

Asked about donning the name next time he took the ring, Cooper laughed, "My shoulders aren't that broad.

"The Reds boys had been asking during the week if I had come up with anything.

"But I don't think I am in a position to have a nickname after two fights."

Yet Cooper's current nickname threatens to be longer than his actual professional boxing career.

The Queensland Reds playmaker has a taste for the sweet science after extending his perfect record to 2-0 with the convincing victory — albeit over a 40-year-old Tresidder, who was also in his second professional bout.

However, Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has hinted that he may take boxing off the table when Cooper re-negotiates his contract after it expires this year.

Cooper's view that boxing training had only made him a better rugby player had been backed by the likes of Reds teammates James Horwill and Will Genia and another ex-Wallabies skipper George Gregan this week.

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