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Boobs weren't the problem for Mundine-Green ring girl

Philippou was upset at her treatment.
Philippou was upset at her treatment. News.com.au

ONE of the ring girls used in the Anthony Mundine-Danny Green fight says another woman has sour grapes after being dropped shortly before the fight.

Sev Philippou was initially scheduled to be one of four ring girls tasked with holding up cards indicating what round it was, but was told she was no longer needed shortly before the bout.

She claims she was cut because her "boobs were too big" and didn't fit into the dress organised by Tourism SA.
 

Matuszek (left) with the other ring girls at the fight.
Matuszek (left) with the other ring girls at the fight. Facebook

However, Leah Matuszek - one of the three ring girls eventually used for the rematch, which Green won - says Philippou's attitude was the problem, not her bust size.

"Bra size was definitely not a part of the selection process. I have large breasts and I was selected," Matuszek said, per The Adelaide Advertiser.

"We were told they wanted natural, professional girls with minimal make-up ... but she lacked professionalism and experience. It was her attitude and the way she conducted herself throughout the process.

"The selection process itself was very professional and it's disgraceful to suggest otherwise."

 

Philippou vented on Facebook after she found out she was no longer needed at the fight, and has continued posting regular updates of her story on social media.

On Saturday she posted a status about her friend - boxer Antonio Francesco Caruso - saying "My boobs will be there supporting my friend".

Speaking on Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS 106.5 last week, Philippou said she found out from a third party she had been culled on the day of the fight.

"I don't hear anything ... I get a phone call from a third party, and they said, 'Was there an issue with your fitting yesterday?'" Philippou said.

"'Apparently your boobs were too big for the dress and you've been dropped'. I was shocked."

Philippou said the dress fitting went smoothly, and she had no indication she wouldn't be allowed to work during the fight night.

"I had the job. They didn't say anything, the dresses weren't custom fitted ... they had to-the-floor dresses ... there was no cleavage, there was nothing," she said.

"They said, 'Maybe you've got a bit of side boob happening, but that's OK, you can have the size eight dress'."

SA Tourism said the promoter of the fight had "the final say on all aspects of the event".

"Casting is managed by the promoters and is dependent on the event requirements," a spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

News Corp Australia

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