Anthony Mundine Places Full Focus on Jeff Horn After Big KO Win

Former world champion Anthony Mundine spectacularly knocked out Tommy Browne in the main event of Star of the Ring II.

Mundine, 42, took some punishment in the first round, but a flurry of punches at the end of the second round rocked Browne, before a final left hook ended things right before the bell sounded.

The win lifts Mundine into the top-10 of the WBO middleweight rankings, and represents a massive win for ‘The Man’, who admitted a loss would mean the end for his career.


Mundine’s knockout performance does open the door to a potential matchup with Jeff Horn, and ‘The Man’ made no secret of his plans for 2018.

When asked what was next, Mundine (48-8, 28 KOs) called out Horn: “Jeff Horn, we want you, baby. I don’t know if you can handle this.

“I think Australia, the Australian boxing public, would love that domestic fight.

“He can fight Crawford after me. I think we all want that, let’s get it done. I whipped Danny Green, and I’ll whip Jeff Horn.”

Mundine was gracious when reflecting on his knockout of Brown, telling Fox Sports Australia’s Ben Damon: “I really want to be humble in this win, I know how much work fighters put into their preparation.

“I know Tommy left nothing spare to prepare for me, as I did him.

“But I caught him with a better punch tonight.”

And despite Mundine looking dazed early in the first round after Browne landed some nice punches, ‘The Man’ denied ever being hurt: “I was never hurt, never dazed. I swear, I’m telling you...tonight I wasn’t hurt.”

‘The Man’ is far from done, telling Damon: “Age ain’t nothing but a number. I felt good, I felt strong. I told you I’m back.”

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In the undercard, Troy O’Meley took out the split decision victory over Dillon Bargero.

While, young gun Jai Opetaia dominated his fight, after opponent Ben Kelleher injured his right-hand in the second round.

With Kelleher unable to throw anything with his right, it was just a matter of time, and the ref called a stop to the fight in the third.

Elsewhere, Kye MacKenzie downed Argentinian Emiliano Garcia in the fourth round. The fight was stopped after Garcia was knocked down a second time in just a matter of seconds.

The Aussie MacKenzie didn’t exactly shower himself in glory with his post-fight celebration, failing to land his victory backflip.

Meanwhile, ex-NRL star hardman Richie Fa’aoso lost his first professional fight against heavyweight Ben Sila.

The bout, which was 3 x 2 minute rounds, finished in a unanimous decision victory for Sila.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by slimPickings on 01-17-2018

Horn, you have been put on notice by ......Mundine!!!

Comment by Diabolik on 01-17-2018

Maybe if Horn loses to Crawford but why would he risk his Vegas payday & potential big money rematch with Pac to fight Mundine? It's probably an OK plan 'B' just for the money 'cause Aussies love seeing Mundine get…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 01-17-2018

Yeah Choc we back baby! I would forget about Horn and keep picking up some wins! Cash those cheques haters gonna hate!

Comment by Gennadyevichggg on 01-17-2018

Fuk sake this nobjockey is going to start calling out mayweather again now he's had a ko in 2

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 01-17-2018

Devastating left from Mundine.

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