Burgess brother faces new sporting challenge

Luke Burgess has announced plans for his first official bout as a boxer.

The eldest of the brothers hasn’t played for a Rugby League club since leaving Salford at the end of this season.

He has since turned his hand to boxing and confirmation of his first match pairs him with former Souths team-mate Beau Champion.

Burgess and Champion will square off at The Big Top Arena is Sydney on 27 July.

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The fight will be screened live on Fox Sports in Australia.