30 Jan 2014

Boxing useful for Cooper

5:29 pm on 30 January 2014

Boxing keeps Quade Cooper sane and the Wallabies vice-captain is determined to keep fighting after he negotiates his next Australian rugby contract.

Cooper has just had his second professional fight, again winning the match-up, against 40-year-old Newcastle boxer Warren "The Fortress" Tresidder in Brisbane.

The bout was part of Anthony Mundine's undercard.

Cooper prepared for the fight during his rugby downtime and he doesn't think there was a conflict.

Cooper is aware Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver has hinted boxing could be off the table when they negotiate a new deal, with Cooper's current contract due to expire later this year.

However, the Queensland Reds playmaker is determined that nothing will stop him boxing and credits it with helping him as he got his once shaky Wallabies career back on track.