Paul Gallen has slammed his upcoming opponent Kris Terzievski for a perceived lack of curiosity in selling their Australasian title battle, branding the Victorian a “softc–k” and labelling him a quitter.
Gallen, together with fellow boxers Harry Garside, Nikita Tszyu and Sam Goodman, fronted the media at Bondi Boxing Membership in Waterloo forward of subsequent week’s card in Newcastle.
However Gallen’s opponent was conspicuous by his absence.
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“He is carried out nothing,” Gallen instructed reporters after his sparring session on Wednesday.
“It is his time to shine, it is his time to get his identify within the solar … and he will not even present up for media commitments.”
The 40-year-old premiership-winning captain expanded on his feedback afterwards, telling Broad World of Sports activities that he had no thought why Terzievski wasn’t doing extra to speak up subsequent week’s bout.
“We have all obtained issues we’ve got to do, however he desires to be a boxer and he will not present as much as promote the battle,” he mentioned.
“Have a look at Sam, have a look at Nikita, have a look at Harry – they’re all right here. We have all obtained issues to do.
“Boxing individuals all the time complain concerning the lack of help, the shortage of publicity they get – and have a look at the media right here. There’s as a lot media right here as there can be at an NRL recreation, and he hasn’t proven up.
“That is simply dumb – it is actually dumb, it is purely dumb. There’s not a lot else I can say about it. They need publicity, they need promotion, however they will not flip up and do it – and whose fault is that?”
Gallen goes into the battle as a really brief favorite, however is aware of that his opponent is greater than succesful with the gloves, no matter his media talents.
“I’ve seen a few of his fights. He is a very good boxer, he is very quick – however he is obtained give up in him someplace, I do know he does. In his one loss, he give up,” he mentioned.
“I’ve obtained to search out that on the evening and after I do, he’ll give up.”
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