Furious Paul Gallen storms out of press conference after blasting his opponent for not facing the media last week: ‘I’m not going to f***ing promote him’
- Paul Gallen will fight Kris Terzievski in Newcastle on Wednesday night
- Former NRL star stormed out of the pre-fight press conference on Monday
- Gallen has accused his opponent of doing nothing to promote the bout
- Terzievski skipped a media opportunity last week, irking the 40-year-old
Paul Gallen stormed out of the press conference ahead of his fight with Kris Terzievski after blasting his opponent for not showing up at a media event last week.
The former NRL star and Terzievski collide in Newcastle on Wednesday night with the ANBF Australasian and vacant Australian heavyweight titles and both faced the media in Sydney on Monday.
‘One thing that has frustrated the c**p out of me the last 20 minutes sitting here is I’ve heard three or four blokes talk about the publicity they’re going to get,’ Gallen said as he took the microphone after the boxers on the undercard had spoken.
Paul Gallen lashed out at Kris Terzievski during their press conference on Monday
‘Now that’s my job to provide a platform for them, to get them out, Kris you’ve done nothing to sell this fight. Nothing.
‘There was more media at the media day the other day than an NRL grand final. You didn’t turn up because it didn’t fit in your schedule, so I’m not going to sit here for one more minute and f*****g promote him.’
The 40-year-old then fired an ominous warning to his opponent, as he stood up and walked across the table to Terzievski.
‘I’ve got one more thing to say before I go: “Kris, you’re a pretty boxer, you are a pretty boxer, but Wednesday’s not going to be pretty, it’s going to be ugly, it’s going to be a street fight and I’m going to bash ya.” I’m not here to promote you for one more second.’
The former NRL star slammed his opponent (far left) for not showing up to a media opportunity last week and accused him of having done nothing to promote their bout
Before then storming off of the final press conference before their fight on Wednesday
The former Australia and New South Wales star then dropped his microphone and stormed out of the room much to the bemusement of his rival.
‘Good on you, Paul, that was real staunch,’ Terzievski said.
‘He caught me off-guard, I didn’t expect that.
‘But good on, Paul. But like I said, you drink out of mud, you don’t fall into it. So he can do what he wants and I’ll welcome it.’
Gallen labelled his opponent ‘dumb’ and ‘weak’ while speaking to the media last week
Gallen has cranked up his trash-talking by several notches in the lead-up to the fight, describing Terzievski as ‘weak’ and ‘dumb’ and a ‘soft c**k’ last week.
‘He’s done nothing,’ the former Cronulla captain told the media following his final sparring session last week.
‘It’s his time to shine, it’s his time to get his name in the sun […] and he won’t even show up for media commitments.
‘He’s a soft c**k.’