Who is the better man? What is the tougher sport — AFL or NRL? But for Barry Hall, the biggest question remains why he is even there at all. In his 2011 autobiography, aptly titled Pulling No Punches, Hall describes realising when boxing in his youth, that his heart just wasn’t in the sport. “In all honesty, I often wonder what might have been had I stuck with boxing and not gone back into football,” Hall writes. “But in all honesty, I didn’t really want to be a boxer.” Barry Hall trains as a kid.Source:News Corp Australia Hall again flirted with boxing in the 2009 AFL pre-season, the summer after he had violently struck West Coast opponent Brent Staker and was beginning to lose faith with Swans coach Paul Roos. Ironically, it was the promoter of the Hall-Gallen showdown, Danny Green, who was looking to tempt Hall back into the ring. Hall trained in Sydney and Perth with Green — who at the time was eyeing his own return to the ring after a 12-month retirement. Barry Hall sparring with Danny Green in Marrickville, Sydney, in 2009.Source:News Limited Hall, 32, was presented with a promotional contract by Green’s team, but… Read full this story
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