Gallen stunned onlookers on Monday as he confronted Terzievski then left without taking questions.
The rugby league legend was seeingthing after complaining his opponent had done little to promote Wednesday’s night’s stacked King of the Castle card that also features Australian boxing stars Nikita Tszyu and Harry Garside.
Before walking out on the press conference, Gallen (12-1-1) took aim at his (10-1-1) rival, saying: “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***ing promote him.”
But at Tuesday’s weigh-in at at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, Terzievski hit back at Gallen’s antics, saying: “I thought it was a bit cringey to be honest.”
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And when they meet in the ring, Terzievski promised to ‘bring the war’. “You’re going to have to tune in to find out (what happens), but I’m bringing the war for sure.”
Gallen weighed in at 103.86kg compared to his rival’s 102.26kg, with the 40-year-old former NRL star revealing before the weigh-in that he had shed around 6kg in six weeks of training.
Increasing, Gallen is still four kilograms heavier than in his last bout, a defeat to Australia’s heavyweight superstar Justis Huni.
“There has been times in this preparation where I’ve been a bit sore and thought there’s not much left in me …. but the discipline of being an athlete is what gets me through,” Gallen said on Main Event’s preview show.
“You’ve got to be disciplined and I’ve continued to do that in my career.
“I’ve really enjoyed the preparation. It’s only five weeks but for someone my age it’s probably not a bad thing .. I’ve trained really hard I was up to probably 109.5kg there was six weeks ago so I’m probably down to 102kg-103kg now so I’m at a good fighting weight. I feel fit, I feel healthy and strong.”
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TSZYU’S CHEEKY MOMENT
Nikita Tszyu meets dangerous 5-0 opponent Mason Smith in just his second professional fight.
Tszyu declared: “It’s going to be a fun night… I’m going to show my skills in this fight. I’m going to show that it’s not just toughness I have; it’s a good array of skills.”
The pair shared a cheeky moment at the weigh-in where, after facing off and flexing for the cameras, Tszyu smiled as he stepped in front of his opponent at center stage – only for Smith to do the same.