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Webcke and Gee to meet in the ring

Wayne Heming 04/03/2011 04:39:24 PM Comments (0)

Former Brisbane Bronco teammates Andrew "Rocky" Gee and Shane "Bull" Webcke will pull on the gloves for a charity super heavyweight fight being billed 'Drop the Prop'.

The two former props are back in heavy training to feature on a charity fight card at the Broncos club on April 15, with proceeds to be split among charities and victim's of Queensland's recent floods.

The two tough props played almost 550 games for Brisbane, but neither registered a knockout punch on the field despite being involved in numerous scuffles and brawls.

"There are some real fighters on the card but 'Gee Gee' and I will be like a train wreck - you know it's an awful thing - but you can't help but watch," laughed Webcke.

"What I'm a bit worried about is Gee Gee can chuck them a bit and I've got a long history of not being able to throw them at all.

"It's going to be a case of I punch him, he punches me and we see who stands up the longest."

Gee, who has at least been in the ring before, losing his only fight to former Newcastle front-rower Tony Butterfield on an Origin fight night a few years ago, was happy for Webcke do all the talking.

"He can be Anthony Mundine, I'm just a battler from Beaudesert," he grinned before gloving up for an early morning sparring session with accomplished wrestling and martial arts expert Chris Haseman at his Albion gym.

"I'm Rocky, I'll come in quiet and let my fists do my talking."

Webcke, who's also sparring in preparation for the fight, said a knockout in the opening 15 or 20 seconds would suit him, although he thought the battle would go the distance.

"I've had enough wrestles with Gee Gee to know he's a bloody hard nut," he said.

"I know he won't lay down no matter what happens.

"We're the best of mates but when we trained and we were partnered together (at the Broncos) we never went soft on each other."

Webcke guaranteed fans who'd paid their money would see a fair dinkum fight.

"It may not rival the Rumble in the Jungle, but it will be a couple of old props doing their best to bash each other," he said.

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