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Paul Gallen Threatens To Cancel Boxing Bout Against Justis Huni Over Terminator-Themed Promo Poster

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Paul Gallen Threatens To Cancel Boxing Bout Against Justis Huni Over Terminator-Themed Promo Poster

Paul Gallen is far from happy with Justis Huni's camp following the release of a new promotional poster.

The two heavyweight boxers are set to meet inside the ring for their highly-anticipated all-Aussie clash on June 16.

Credit: Instagram/@nolimit_aus
Credit: Instagram/@nolimit_aus

But after Huni's promoter Dean Lonergan released a Terminator-themed poster without Gallen's seal of approval, it left the former rugby league player fuming.

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And according to The Daily Telegraph, ex-Cronulla Sharks skipper Gallen has reportedly had a phone conversation with Lonergan threatening to "cancel" their bout unless the poster is changed.

"I can guarantee you this is not the poster we will be using for the fight, it's ridiculous," Gallen said.

"He's trying to pump his client but this bloke does not need a leg up every single time. When I first saw it I thought, 'I don't care'. But Dean Lonergan has been so difficult to deal with every step of the way, I'm going to dig my heels in and make him change it.

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"Why can't he just be an adult and keep his word? He's being childish."

It wasn't long before Lonergan caught wind of Gallen's comments and wasted no time in firing off a response of his own.

"He's kidding himself," he said.

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"I've been in the promotional business for 25 years, I don't appreciate the input of a former footballer who has no marketing experience whatsoever."

The fight itself has now been officially announced for June, although the negotiations seemed like hard work given the fact that the dates and venues were changed multiple times.

It's understood this was mainly due to Huni's Olympic commitments, but Gallen was clearly growing frustrated and resorted to giving his fellow heavyweight a 48-hour period to either accept or decline the offer.

"It's just a shame so far with the management, everything keeps changing," Gallen told Nine's Wide World of Sports before the terms were finalised.

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"I know it's got to suit him and I know he's got the Olympics and it's been his dream since he was a kid. I understand all that and I'm happy to accommodate him for most of it.

"But the goalposts just keep getting moved day-in, day-out on me. I'm not sure where it's at at the moment.

"Venues are changing, dates are changing. Now they're saying they want to move it to Brisbane.

"It's just all over the place. I agreed to fight him in Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion on the 7th of July. Now they've brought it forward to the 16th [of June].

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"I've just finished a fight. I've had a good week off but there's only six weeks' preparation; basically I don't get any break at all, I have to go straight back into a fight.

Paul Gallen. Credit: Twitter/NRL
Paul Gallen. Credit: Twitter/NRL

"Everything's up in the air. I've said from day one, I'm happy to have these challenges, happy to have fights people want to see, but there's got to be a bit of give and take on both sides.

"I've given everything, I can't give anymore. I've given, given, given, haven't taken anything. They've got to be fair and reasonable; I think I've been more than fair and reasonable."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@justis_huni

Topics: Boxing News, Paul Gallen, Boxing, Rugby League, Australia

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