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Mundine Not Impressed With Austin Trout: I'll Be a Killer!

ANTHONY MUNDINE does not see anything from world super-welterweight champion Austin Trout that would trouble him despite the American pounding Australian Frank LoPorto at the weekend.

''No Doubt'' Trout completely outclassed Melbourne wharfie LoPorto, with the referee stopping the fight in Texas late in the sixth round to give the undefeated American a technical knockout victory improving his record to 24-0 (14 KO).

But 36-year-old Mundine, the mandatory challenger and WBA's No. 1 contender, is not impressed.

''He's a fast-paced fighter, and he'll try to up the tempo, but I've dealt with all types and I can adapt to any situation,'' Mundine said. ''Beating LoPorto will give him some confidence. He'll have a bit more pep in his step, but once we get it on, he'll realise he's not there with the same quality of fighter that he's been fighting.

''I truly believe he's never faced nothing like me, and that night I'm going to be a killer.''

Trout, 26, has until late April to fight Mundine, however there was talk his camp is eyeing the winner of next month's battle between boxing elite - WBA super-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.

Trout's trainer, Louie Burke, said Mundine was ''probably'' his charge's next opponent, but added that nothing was ever certain in boxing. ''It's a big-money fight for us,'' Burke said. ''I don't think Austin will have that hard a time with him.''

Mundine (43-4, 25 KO) said Trout was ''overconfident'' if he was looking at anything past their fight.

Injury-free after his October fight against Rigoberto Alvarez, Mundine was taking it easy and spending time with his family until he had a date. ''It don't matter when or where,'' he said. ''All I need is eight good weeks and I'll be right to go.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Phil Ivey on 02-28-2012

[QUOTE=Silencers;11426495]Mundine vs Trout could end up being quite boring, it might be a close fight though.[/QUOTE] lol understatement of the year..... it will be.

Comment by mariocerv85 on 02-28-2012

austin doesnt fight no namers. he fights anybody who gives him a shot. hes been trying to fight cotto but cotto keeps running.and mundine runs his mouth. if he sucks y doesnt he fight him. you should respect the kid…

Comment by kokingbill on 11-15-2011

It says something about the state of boxing that either of these two bums are getting any sort of press...I agree with the other poster...Lets just ignore them and hope they go away-- writing a story about every thought that…

Comment by Silencers on 11-15-2011

Mundine vs Trout could end up being quite boring, it might be a close fight though.

Comment by nycsmooth on 11-15-2011

LoPorto's record be inflated as he fought like a perlim guy...Mundine's no problem for Trout if they can get him to US...don't think Trout's that dumb to go there...Trout's problem's is he wants Cotto/Canelo, he's not that good & can't…

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