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Shane Mosley, Schaefer Confirm Mundine Fight is Off

LOS ANGELES - Scheduled to face Anthony Mundine at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia on October 23, boxing superstar Sugar Shane Mosley will instead be going home after a breach of contract by the event's co-promoter, Millennium Events, prompting his withdrawal from the fight.

"I'm very disappointed with this turn of events because I was planning on making a big statement by beating Mundine, but I was left with no choice but to withdraw," said Shane Mosley. "The fans in Australia have welcomed me with open arms, and I hope to return to fight for them one day in better circumstances."

"It's unfortunate that this fight will not be taking place, and we apologize to all of Shane's Australian fans, but there are contracts in place for a reason, and when the terms are not adhered to, we have no choice but to protect our fighter, and that's what happened here," said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=Malius;13863604]http:// [url]www.news.com.au/sport/boxing-mma/sugar-shane-mosley-walks-away-from-fight-with-anthony-mundine/story-fndkzthy-1226744083285[/url][/QUOTE] ... "as late as Sunday, only 1500 tickets had been sold..."

Comment by jayblack on 10-22-2013

Do I see a Mosely vs Khan fight being made?

Comment by F!x on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=panicchaser;13863593]With Mundine, boxing had the capacity to be big in Australia, but he has no one to blame but himself for only 1500 tikkets bein' sold for this fight that ain't happenin' because of his promoters!! His ignorant attitude is…

Comment by damned1974 on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=panicchaser;13863593]With Mundine, boxing had the capacity to be big in Australia, but he has no one to blame but himself for only 1500 tikkets bein' sold for this fight that ain't happenin' because of his promoters!! His ignorant attitude is…

Comment by sparkman0811 on 10-21-2013

Maybe they can get him a fight on Hopkins' undercard. Golden Boy can give some guy a three day's notice to fight and make weight, like they usually do when finding an opponent for their prospects.

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