Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mundine: Mayweather is The Only Fighter on My Level!

By Melissa Woods

Anthony Mundine hasn't given up on landing a fight with world champion Floyd Mayweather despite the WBA stripping him of his interim super welterweight title.

Mundine was the mandatory challenger to American title-holder Austin Trout but his camp failed to show at a purse bid set up by the WBA in late March.

Mundine, who turns 37 next week and has a record of 43 wins and four losses, said they couldn't find common ground.

"When we were negotiating Trout had no TV and was going to be reliant on fighting in my market and taking the majority of the share," Mundine said.

However since then Trout (24-0), who pounded Australian Frank LoPorto last November, has signed a deal with influential manager Al Haymon and is scheduled to defend against Delvin Rodriguez in Los Angeles on June 2, with the bout telecast on Showtime.

Mundine now finds himself with no interim title, no American management after the expiry of his short-term deal with Cameron Dunkin, and is off-side with the WBA.

He hasn't fought since he became the mandatory challenger with a decision win over Rigoberto Alvarez last October.

But he hasn't given up on landing the biggest fish in five-division world champion Mayweather (43-0).

"I just want to go after Mayweather, I don't want nobody else," Mundine said. "He's the only one on my level.

"I want to fight the best ... I want to build up to the best but I've got to get over there."

He said he needed a credible fight in the US to get his name out there.

"I just need to get over there and showcase my skills against a credible opposition so they start talking about me and I get a name and a following," Mundine said.

He still believed Trout wasn't the right opponent because he'd never fought "a name".

"I offered him twice the amount he'd got in his whole career but he wanted to go to purse bid," Mundine said.

"I'm not going to sell myself short and get robbed by a guy who just barely became champion and then if I beat him I still won't get the credit I deserve."

Mundine said he hoped to sign off on a fight in the next 48 hours but didn't want to reveal any details, except that it wasn't rematches with Danny Green or Daniel Geale.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FUC_U_PAYME on 05-15-2012

who is this mundine guy

Comment by Alec900 on 05-15-2012

where do we all remember athony mundine from? he was knocked out by sven ****in ottke

Comment by deanrw on 05-15-2012

[quote=SkillspayBills;12128085]Remember that user that absolutely loved Mundine and would ride his accolades the way wazaa rode Khan? Good times man...good time.[/quote] hahaha oh man what was his name? I remember tormenting that poor kid left and right. edit ahh I…

Comment by Alec900 on 05-15-2012

Comment by turbotime on 05-15-2012

I honestly LOL'd at the title

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena Tyson Fury To Regain His License To Box From BBBoC Jamal James Reflects on KO of Chaves, Open To Face Jessie Vargas Easter: Lomachenko Wouldn't Beat Me; Don’t Think It'll Happen Spence: Thurman, Garcia, Porter Wouldn't Answer Call to Fight Me Browne: Whyte is Like Mundine - Sh*t Talks His Way Into Fights! Josh Taylor: I Think Humberto Soto is Tougher Fight Than Vazquez Gorman Feels Dubois Fight is "Bound To Happen Down The Line" Parker: Trash Talk Helped Make Fight, But I Feel I Can KO Joshua Filip Hrgovic vs. Tom Little Added To Usyk-Briedis Card Sanchez: GGG Couldn't Go To Body, Canelo Was Nearly Running! Can Spence Overpower Peterson, Demolish Him Way Matthysse Did? James DeGale To Trigger Rematch Clause With Caleb Truax Team Horn Embrace Fighting Terence Crawford at MSG in April Fortuna: No Excuses From Easter - The IBF Belt Will Come To DR Trainer: Spence is Hardest Puncher I've Seen - Breaks Faces, Ribs! Mijares Reacts To Berchelt, May Face Papito Vazquez on March 17 Loeffler Explains The Recent Flexibility in 'SuperFly' Concept Photos: Kiram, Gesta Training Hard For Matthysse, Linares Roach: I Love Pacquiao-Lomachenko; Crawford Too Big, Young! Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco Added To Superfly 2 NSAC Suspends Ogawa for Failed PED Test, Farmer Result in Doubt Yordenis Ugas vs. Ray Robinson Moves To Garcia-Rios Card Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Spence, Peterson - Face To Face at Final Presser Spence: I Want To Clean Out 147, Be The Last Man Standing! Price Details How He Badly Drilled Anthony Joshua in Sparring Whyte: Getting Wilder's WBC Belt Makes Joshua Rematch Bigger! Tyson Fury Offers To Be Parker's Sparring Partner For Joshua Fight Frank Buglioni vs. Callum Johnson Added To Whyte vs. Browne News: Beltran-Moses Update, Eddie Ortiz, LaManna-Bracero Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Heated Face To Face Josh Taylor vs. Humberto Soto Set For March 3, Glasgow
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement