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Danny Green Hopes To Secure Mundine For a Rematch

A rematch of the largest grossing fight on Australian soil has drawn closer with Anthony Mundine saying he is willing to fight Danny Green at light-heavyweight.

Mundine beat Green in 2006 at Sydney Football Stadium in front of over 30,000 fans, a super-middleweight bout where the two fighters shared an estimated $10 million purse.

Since then, Mundine has moved to light middleweight where his career has reached a standstill with him unwilling to take less money to fight in United States and prove his boasts that he belongs in the same ring as the biggest earning fighters on the planet - Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.

This would seem likely to push Mundine, who turns 37 next week, towards a rematch with either WBA middleweight champion Danny Geale or Green.

Since losing to Mundine, Green won a WBA title at light-heavyweight before moving up to cruiserweight, where he picked up an IBO title and narrowly missed out in a WBC challenge to Krzystof Wlodarczyk.

Green, 39, will prolong his career to take on Mundine, who by indicating he will be prepared to fight at 80 kilograms [175, 176-pounds] has made the fight a possibility.

"If that's the fight the fans want ... I'll fight him at 80 kilos [175, 176-pounds]," Mundine told Fox Sports. "I won't come in at 80, I'll come in at 75 or 76, so he'll be 10 kilos [22-pounds] heavier in the ring but I'll still whoop him."

Fans of the 'Green Machine' insist the last bout between the two happening at 76kg drained their man of crucial strength as he lost a unanimous decision.

Although Green has been fighting at ten kilos heavier recently, he was always considered a small cruiserweight and should be able to make 80kg again without too many problems.

Mundine has been stripped of his WBA interim light-middleweight title and blames champion Austin Trout for a fight not happening between them insisting he offered the American more than twice what he has made in any bout to date.

The former St George Illawarra Dragons five-eighth has some merit when he dismisses Trout's level of competition thus far in his career, but most boxing pundits would judge him deluded for suggesting only the world's best current boxer, Mayweather, could live with him in the ring.

"Mayweather's the only one on my level," Mundine said. "If I was in the ring with Cotto I'd destroy him."

If you were to use Boxrec's ranking system as an independent arbiter, and use 400 points in their system as a benchmark for world class, Mundine has met just three fighters who could be considered elite at the time he fought them - Green, and Sven Ottke and Mikkel Kessler - who both convincingly beat 'The Man'.

Cotto in contrast has won six at this level, losing three to Antonio Margarito (a controversial defeat he avenged) and competitive bouts against the two current pound-for-pound best fighters Mayweather and Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Greatwhitehope on 05-16-2012

Dear Danny Green & Anthony Mundine, This isn't the fight the fans want, no fights involved you two are what the fans want. Kindly retire and move to another country. All the Best, Australia

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 05-15-2012

Cotto vs Pacquiao was not competitive. What's this nonsense?

Comment by dan649 on 05-15-2012

The only way this clown mundine gets to showcase his skills in america is to make money in a travelling circus. Serious question- Is there ANYONE in the whole world that believes this guys ravings????????????

Comment by jreckoning on 05-15-2012

What's up with these goofy has-been Aussies lately? Sheesh. :wave:

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