Brisbane - Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper won
his first professional fight in a first-round knock-out of fellow
Australian Barry Dunnett in Brisbane on Friday.
Cooper landed a
right hook high on Dunnett's head to send his opponent crashing to the
canvas inside the opening round of his scheduled four-round
cruiserweight bout at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
32, had two previous professional boxing bouts in 2010 but it was in
Muay Thai boxing, in which fighters are allowed to use their elbows and
He looked well short of fitness against Cooper, who will be
calling the shots for the Reds in this season's Super Rugby provincial series, which kicks off next weekend.