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Wallaby Quade Cooper scores knockout in second professional boxing bout

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BRISBANE, Australia - With Australia rugby coach Ewen McKenzie at ringside, Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper won his second professional boxing bout on Wednesday, knocking out his 40-year-old opponent in the fourth round.

Australia Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver has hinted Cooper's intention to continue his boxing career might be a bone of contention when his national contract comes up for renewal later this year.

The presence of McKenzie and Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia at ringside Wednesday suggests his dual careers are less contentious among his Wallabies teammates.

Cooper knocked down journeyman Warren Tresidder shortly after he emerged from his corner for the final round, then tried to help him to his feet.

Cooper said "I just wanted to show boxing isn't all about trash talking."

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