Canterbury promoter Tevita Pangai Jr is about to depart the NRL on the finish of the season to pursue a profession in boxing.
The 27-year-old, signed for 2024 for an estimated $750,000, briefed the Bulldogs this week on his need to concentrate on household and combating and can proceed to work with them on the main points of his departure.
As of Tuesday afternoon, no official launch request had but been submitted to the membership and the Bulldogs had not but concluded a payout settlement.
But Canterbury is unlikely to face in the way in which of Pangai as he pursues a launch and is anticipated to substantiate this shortly.
Pangai has fought professionally twice and has a 2-0 document, first defeating Gerico Cecil by technical knockout in December 2021 after which knocking out Jerry Tupai in December.
Tevita Pangai Jr is about to depart the NRL on the finish of the season to pursue a profession in boxing
The 24-year-old (proper) has fought professionally twice and received each bouts
The mooted retirement from rugby league continues a whirlwind yr for Pangai, who was chosen to make a shock NSW debut within the State of Origin sequence opener.
He was dropped for the second recreation and has struggled for constant type with the Fifteenth-seeded Bulldogs ever since.
At his finest, Pangai was some of the damaging forwards within the recreation.
Pangai burst onto the scene with Brisbane in 2016 after a adorned profession within the Under-20s with Canberra.
After a mid-season transfer to Penrith, he performed an important position of their touchdown to the 2021 Grand Final, a win he finally missed out on harm.
Pangai’s departure would free the Bulldogs to go to market as they proceed their rebuilding underneath coach Cameron Ciraldo.
Luke Thompson, Canterbury’s different massive entrance rower, is out of contract on the finish of the season, whereas the Bulldogs are in dire want of starch in the course of the park.