Cooper makes boxing his priority
Quade Cooper. Photo: Getty Images
Quade Cooper has placed his rugby union career on hold after revealing he'll make his boxing debut on the undercard of close friend Sonny Bill Williams' bout with South African Frans Botha in Brisbane on February 8.
While not quitting rugby, the disgruntled playmaker admitted his future was clouded. He reiterated his wish to take up his still unratified three-year contract to play Super Rugby with the Queensland Reds, which is stalled by the ARU talks.
The fight date is eight days before the Reds' Super Rugby season-opener and a return has not been ruled out, with Reds officials playing peacemakers.