Anthony Mundine Faces a Big Weight Penalty in Jeff Horn Fight

According to The Daily Telegraph, former world champion Anthony Mundine faces a hefty fine if he fails to make weight for his much-anticipated showdown with Jeff Horn.

Both fighters have agreed to weigh in at 71kg [156.5-pounds] or under, 24 hours before the fight and 75kg [165.3-pounds] or under an hour before the bout was scheduled to take place at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium in November.

The paper reports that Mundine will fork out $50,000 for every 100g he's above the contracted weight.


Mundine's advisor, Emaid Dib, described the clause as "a lot of money for the weight of a Big Mac."

The two sides were fighting over the weight, but Horn's manager Glenn Rushton told the paper that they finally agreed to meet Mundine's weight demand.

"He agreed to that weight (70kg) but then changed the goalposts and said he wanted 71kg," Rushton said to the paper.

"So to make the fight happen we said `yes'. When someone baulks at penalties it makes me think that they want to break the rules."

Horn has fought no higher than 151-pounds, while Mundine has fought as high as 175 and held a world title at the super middleweight limit of 168.

Last month, Mundine promised to batter Horn real bad in the fight.

"This boy is going to get hurt, you better have the paramedics there, you better have the ambulance at ring side because I'm telling you, it might end early,' Mundine told 7 News Brisbane.

"I'm going to hit him with that many lefts, he'll be begging for a right."

Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) rose to fame in July of 2017, when he scored a big upset by winning a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao to capture the WBO welterweight title.

After making a voluntary defense, Horn lost the title in June when he was stopped by mandatory challenger Terence Crawford.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ike4president1970 on 09-29-2018

Huh? Technically, the Green fight was cruiser. But, Mundine only weighed 179. So, in reality he was more like lightheavy. For me, his form has always sucked. The point is, he called out Horn. And Horn doesn't have a problem…

Comment by Jdboxer on 09-05-2018

George Kambosas Jnr is one to follow

Comment by impartial on 09-04-2018

Horn asking for a rehydration limit. The same Horn who lays in a hot bath with a towel over his head for 12 hours before weigh-in to boil off 10 plus pounds so he can rehydrate instantly and be bigger…

Comment by Mindgames on 09-03-2018

[QUOTE=BoxHec;19068494]Like Fury and many other stupid britheads stealing Ali style of talk from the 1960s right? but the funny part is that their fanboys believe their idols are greats and originals..[/QUOTE] Well call them out on each quote then, the…

Comment by Reloaded on 09-03-2018

[QUOTE=Ike4president1970;19068093]Mundine has been fighting at Junior Middle for several years now. In fact, way back in 2010 is when he dropped down. Most of his fights since then, with the exception of the Danny Green fight, have been under Middleweight.…

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