Paul Gallen has accused Justis Huni’s camp of being cheapskates and utilizing the rugby league nice to lift the profile of the little-known boxing star.
Gallen fears his battle with Huni, slated for June 16, will not go forward if the Australian heavyweight champion is damage in a low-key bout subsequent week with Christian Tsoye in Sydney.
Though Huni is placing his nationwide heavyweight belt on the road in opposition to Tsoye, no spectators apart from media can be allowed to look at the 10-round tussle.
Gallen says it is a joke and is demanding Huni’s agent Dean Lonergan stump up bills for the NRL premiership winner if his pay-per-view battle with Huni is cancelled.
“There’s an opportunity that it will not even occur if he (Huni) will get damage or lower. I imply, Christian Tsoye is as robust as nails,” Gallen informed AAP on Monday.
“I’ve even requested for compensation if he does get injured and I am not asking for a price. I am solely asking for the prices that it is value me to organize for this battle – to journey to Melbourne, to journey to Queensland making an attempt to get sparring companions.
“It would be chump change to cowl my prices. It is perhaps like a few grand, however Lonergan will not do it. He will not give me something.”
Regardless of Huni’s standing as the primary boxer in additional than a century to win the Australian heavyweight title on his skilled debut and a real Olympic gold medal contender, he is no family identify and Gallen will reportedly obtain 85 per cent of the takings from their scheduled battle.
Little marvel Gallen is nervous about Huni getting into the ring simply three weeks earlier than.
Lonergan, although, says Gallen has nothing to fret about.
“Clearly ‘Gal’ goes to make some huge cash out of the battle. So it doesn’t matter what occurs, we’ll do the battle at a later date,” Lonergan informed AAP.
“Gallen’s going to get his beating it doesn’t matter what.”
Gallen’s not so certain.
“I have been making an attempt to get this Christian Tsoye battle cancelled from the beginning,” he mentioned.
“What’s extra vital? “For him, Lonergan simply needs the profile. That is all he needs.
“I simply see a part of it as him doing it for publicity and our battle’s not even going to occur.
“He says ‘oh, we’ll do it after the Olympics’. He is acquired that perspective.
“However, mate, I am f****** 40 years previous this 12 months. I am not about to attend round for this bloke.
“Every thing’s at all times on his phrases. It is irritating.”