Horn Realizes That He Must Dominate Mundine To Impress

To get his boxing world title back Jeff Horn knows simply beating Anthony Mundine in Brisbane at the end of the month is not enough.

Horn knows nothing less than a dominant victory over the 43-year-old former NRL player will do in the eyes of international opponents and promoters.

The 30-year-old's reputation took a hit in June when he surrendered his WBO welterweight title by losing to American Terence Crawford in his first professional defeat.


Many have since questioned his selection of Mundine as his next opponent, with the pair to face off at Suncorp Stadium on November 30.

"To get back on the world stage and get that world title back I definitely have to win well," Horn said.

In preparation for a likely verbal barrage from the outspoken Mundine, Horn has been encouraging his sparring partners to trash talk in the ring.

While Horn doesn't believe he can be psyched out by words, he says it's all part of ensuring he's as prepared as possible for whatever Mundine throws at him.

"The talk inside the ring really doesn't bother me ... the little words he's going to be saying to me, I'm sure I can block out," Horn said.

Horn's preparations for the Crawford fight were thrown in chaos when he initially failed to make his weight for the bout.

The Brisbane-based boxer said he's having no such issues this time and even had a playful jab at 'Choc' Mundine.

"I'm pretty much sitting on the weight now ... I don't have to cut much at all," he said.

"I have been eating a little bit of chocolate, that will make Mundine very jealous, every night I can have just a little tiny bit with a cup of tea or something."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pusnuts on 11-15-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;19273944]A focused Jeff is a dangerous Jeff. Mundine is getting Jeffinated.[/QUOTE] Lol I'm rooting for Mundine in this, he may be old but hope he has enough left to beat a welterweight , depends how he does the weight…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 11-15-2018

A focused Jeff is a dangerous Jeff. Mundine is getting Jeffinated.

Comment by komandante on 11-15-2018

Horn is no elite fighter he did not beat Pac.:sad6::fu2:

Comment by BLASTER1 on 11-15-2018

If he doesn't do much in this fight it's all over for the Hornet. He really needs to dominate Mundine but unless Mundine is weak from losing weight he will be too slick for Jeff. Hoping Jeff goes for a…

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