Advertisement
Advertisement

Mundine Apologizes To Geale Over Racial Comments

Anthony Mundine has apologized to rival boxer Daniel Geale over controversial comments about his Aboriginality and his wife and kids.

Mundine said he instantly regretted the remarks which drew widespread condemnation, notably from within the Aboriginal community.

At a Thursday press conference to announce their highly-anticipated rematch, expected to take place in January, Mundine drew Geale's ire when he questioned the Tasmanian-born fighter's heritage - and said he didn't deserve to wear the Aboriginal flag on his boxing trunks.

But the barbs which hurt IBF and WBA middleweight world champion Geale most came when Mundine inferred he was less Aboriginal because he had "a white wife and white kids" - comments Geale said upset his wife, Sheena.

He now accepts those comments were out of line, with Geale accepting the apology.

"I think I went too far," said Mundine as he appeared alongside Geale on Channel Nine's Wide World of Sports on Sunday.

"I want to be man-to-man. I had a press conference, and I'll be man-to-man here and say I probably did (over)step the line about your woman and your children.

"I want to say I'm sorry, I'm sincerely sorry.

"After it came out I wanted to take it back but it was too late. I hope you accept my apology."

Mundine had already apologised on Friday to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community for saying he "thought they wiped all the Aborigines from Tasmania out."

During his Friday apology Mundine said he had a tendency to say the wrong thing before he realised it.

"Sometimes you say things and they're out of your mouth before you can even take it back," he said.

Geale was satisfied with Mundine's mea culpa and shook his hand - but said he still planned to let his boxing do his talking on the matter.

"It was something that did get me. Say whatever you want about me, I don't care but not the family, not the people I know," Geale said.

"I accept the apology. But when the time comes in the ring we'll sort it out.

"I do keep my opinions mostly to myself. Some of the things that he says I definitely don't agree with.

"Some things that he has said before I have agreed with, definitely.

"But the guy says some things that aren't right.

"That's him. That's what he does. I'm not like that.

"I'm a little bit quieter, I keep to myself a little bit more. I'd rather let my boxing do the talking."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tripper on 10-21-2012

Mundines an absolute d1ck, hopefully Geale punches him out of boxing and ruins his mayweather shot that he convinced himself that he deserved.

Comment by RichCCFC on 10-21-2012

Can't we just cart this guy off yet?

Comment by P4P Prince on 10-21-2012

Mundine =CLOWN! Oh sorry not Mundine..The next Sugar Ray Leaonard..lol...

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks Bob Arum Continues To Be The Master of Salesmanship Pungluang Sor Singyu Defends WBO Belt Against Pabustan Luis Ortiz Hopes Activity Level Doesn't Slow Down Anytime Soon Chavez Jr. Training Hard For Possible Jack Bout, Says Garcia Lebedev Will Go With Ramirez Unification First, Then Mandatory Mike Tyson Returns For Round 2 at The MGM Grand Antonio Orozco-Miguel Acosta Set For 3/25 at Fantasy Springs David Haye Tells Joshua Not To Risk His '0' Before They Fight McGuigan Believes Frampton vs. Quigg is a Crossover Fight Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement