Mosley Refuses To Return To Australia For Mundine

American great Shane Mosley says he doesn't intend to return to Australia to fight Anthony Mundine and has labelled the country's boxing scene "behind the times" and "almost like the mafia days".

Mosley flew back to the US on Tuesday morning, walking out on Wednesday's scheduled fight with Mundine in Sydney, claiming a breach of contract by promoter Vlad Warton in failing to pay the remainder of his $1 million purse in advance.

The former three-time world champion said Warton was contractually obliged to pay a $700,000 upfront fee 10 days before he entered the ring.

"I waited and waited and waited and tried to let them get it, but they never got it," Mosley told

"Even up until the weigh-in, he still didn't have the money."

Mundine indicated he may fly to the US with his manager Khoder Nasser in a bid to resurrect the fight.

Asked whether he was still open to fighting Mundine, Mosley said he'd rather the Australian go to America to fight him.

"I'm not thinking about going back out to Australia and messing with the time zone; I don't have time for that," said Mosley.

"I would rather he come out here and fight on my terms and on my turf because over there, it seems like they're still behind the times with their boxing.

"It's almost like the mafia days.

"I'm hearing that people watch the judges; they're sitting behind them looking at them while they mark their scores.

"... Their commission is not really strong like ours, so it's like anything goes. That's what I kept hearing."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 10-24-2013

what a low-life...not good the way the promoter handled this but it was nothing but take the $$ & I posted earlier, hope the IRS knows he's got all the cash, as he's next 2 broke...

Comment by DoubleMM on 10-24-2013

was never a big fan of shane's, but his wife took a lot of his money. a god da mn shame. let this be an example for all you guys wanting to get married because of social pressures....

Comment by springfiels on 10-24-2013

[QUOTE=panicchaser;13869553]Nah, it ain't 'bout the country doggie!! Shane ain't sayin' Australia is backwards... if anything, ya'll are far from it. However, the procedures that are used here (in boxing) are still bakk in the day. That ain't mean it can't…

Comment by MDPopescu on 10-24-2013

There is corruption everywhere. But corruption is more opaque within highly sophisticated social and business environments.

Comment by panicchaser on 10-24-2013

[QUOTE=vir72l;13869500]Mr Mosley whilst I agree with you the way the promoter handle the fight was appauling please do not bag out my country, every where you go there is corruption, have you forgotten about one judge in the US CJ…

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