'Cringey': Paul Gallen's rival mocks star's epic blow-up

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Paul Gallen (pictured left) stares at Kris Terzievski (pictured right) during their weigh-in.
Paul Gallen (pictured left) and Kris Terzievski (pictured right) have been trading barbs ahead of their heavyweight showdown. (Getty Images)

Paul Gallen's opponent has labelled his antics as 'cringey' after the former NRL star walked out on a press conference in the lead-up to their heavyweight boxing bout.

Gallen and Kris Terzievski will headline a stacked card with Harry Garside and Nikita Tszyu in Sydney on Wednesday night.

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However, Gallen appeared fed-up with his heavyweight opponent following Terzievski's antics last week at a press opportunity.

Gallen was clearly harbouring anger following Terzievski's no-show last week.

And on Monday, Gallen stormed out of the press-conference after taking aim at his opponent.

“But one thing that has frustrated the crap 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," he said

“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**king promote him."

Kris Terzievski takes aim at Paul Gallen

Terzievski had a chance to respond to the furore at the weigh-in on Tuesday and said Gallen's antics were awkward.

“I thought it was a bit cringey to be honest," the heavyweight said of Gallen

“You’re going to have to tune in to find out (what happens), but I’m bringing the war for sure," he added later.

Paul Gallen (pictured) speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of Wednesday night's King of the Castle event at The Star on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia.
Paul Gallen (pictured) speaks to the media during a press conference ahead of Wednesday night's King of the Castle event at The Star on May 09, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Gallen weighed-in as the heavier fighter at 103.86kg compared to his rival 102.26kg.

The former NRL star has weighed-in 4kg heavier than when he lost to Justis Huni last year.

Gallen admitted he had lost 6kg in his five-week camp in the lead-up to the fight and felt ready to go.

However, he did hint that there wasn't much left in the tank, which has placed a showdown bout with Sonny Bill Williams in further doubt.

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