Darcy Lussick knocks out Justin Hodges in boxing debut

Drew Darbyshire

Toronto star Darcy Lussick knocked out Justin Hodges just 39 seconds in to his first boxing fight on Friday night. 

Lussick caught Hodges with a powerful right punch in round one of the fight, with the latter failing to recover from the hit.

The Wolfpack prop now wants to fight former AFL star Barry Hall, who recently drew with Australia and New South Wales legend Paul Gallen in his boxing debut.

Hodges won his first two previous fights inside a combined two minutes – but he was on the other end this time around.

Current NRL stars Latrell Mitchell, Jack Wighton and Cody Walker were watching from ringside, while ex-Australia cricket captain Steve Waugh was also in attendance.

Lussick has made 23 appearances for Toronto so far, having played 118 NRL games for Manly Sea Eagles and Parramatta Eels.

Meanwhile, Hodges made 254 appearances for Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters during his playing career. He earned 13 caps for Australia and played 24 games for Queensland in Origin.

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