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Mark Hunt's much anticipated Paul Gallen fight confirmed

Tim Tszyu will headline the first Sydney stadium fight since 2006 in a card that also features ex-NRL star Paul Gallen against UFC legend Mark Hunt.

Mark Hunt and Paul Gallen. Source: Photosport

The undefeated Tszyu will take on New Zealand fighter Bowyn Morgan at Bankwest Stadium on December 16.

Dubbed "The Sydney Supershow', the co-main event sees Tszyu return to the ring for the first time since his emphatic TKO win over Jeff Horn in Townsville in August which took his record to 16-0, 12 KOs.

Gallen's last fight was a year ago in Melbourne against former AFL player Barry Hall, which ended in a draw and he will battle with Morgan over six rounds.

It is the first co-main event ever held in Australia and the first Sydney stadium fight since Anthony Mundine first fought Danny Green in 2006.

Ranked in the top eight at junior middleweight in all boxing organisations and No.2 in the WBO, Tszyu wants to challenge for a world title against champions Jermell Charlo and Patrick Teixeira.

But struggling to find an opponent, Tszyu said he was happy just to get back into the ring.

"Honestly I couldn't care less - my manager and promoter look after that," Tszyu said.

"At the end of the day he is a top 15 fighter who is the best in New Zealand.

"It's going to be a great fight. I am going to show Australia and the world where I am at."

Tszyu, 25, is expected to dominate 31-year-old Morgan, whose wins have come against lower-level opposition in New Zealand for a 21-1, 11 KOs record.

Morgan's only career defeat came against Australian fighter Kris George in 2016, but the top-ranked Kiwi believes he is on the up.

"He's the next big thing in my way," Morgan said.

"They can underestimate me all they like. I haven't lost in four years ... and my last three wins have been by knockout."

The Gallen fight will mark a return to the ring for Hunt, 46, who has been inactive since losing a UFC fight in late 2018.

Auckland-born Hunt is a former world kick-boxing champion who had 18 UFC outings for eight wins, eight losses and a draw.

The "Super Samoan" has only competed twice in professional boxing - once in 1998 and once in 2000.