Horn vs. Mundine Deal Very Close - At Odds on Final Weight Limit

There are still a lot of details to work out in the potential Australian super-fight between former world champions Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine - which is being targeted for a date in November at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

In July 2017, 51,000 turned out to watch Horn gain a very unexpected win over Manny Pacquiao to capture the WBO welterweight world title.

Mundine would like to do the contest in Sydney.


According to Horn's manager, Glenn Rushton, the venue will be decided by government support.

"It's quite simple - if the Queensland Government decides to back the fight as they did for the Pacquiao bout it will be in Brisbane,'' Rushton told the Courier Mail.

"If the support isn't there it could go to New South Wales or even South Australia.''

There appears to be some issue with a weight dispute, where Mundine agreed to a limit of 70kg [154-pounds] and now Mundine wants a few pounds more.

Rushton indicates that nothing is going to sway them to make the weight limit any higher than it already is.

"We have already conceded a lot to Anthony and his team,'' Rushton said.

"We have agreed to a 50/50 split and to the fight being a co-promotion rather than our promoter Dean Lonergan staging the event alone. But we are not budging on the 70kg. Anthony agreed to that at the start of negotiations before changing his mind, but we are staying firm.

"Jeff is already coming up from 66kg so he is giving away a lot of size to start with. We cannot afford to make a mistake with this fight. We are rebuilding Jeff towards becoming world champion again and we are not going to give Anthony the head start he wants.''

Horn last fought in June, when he suffered his first career defeat - a knockout loss at the hands of Terence Crawford in Las Vegas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Bluebird;19008752]Floyd is not going to the Philippines and offer Pac some guidance just for a Broner fight, it’s something big, think about it. And Broner didn’t want to fight Pac, he already priced himself out of that fight a few…

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Comment by Bluebird on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;19006809]Floyd is long retired. He beat Manny unanimously. It's time to let it go. Floyd just wants Manny to fight Broner. Meanwhile, Manny still has Hornet Problems. Horn isn't retired yet. He rematched Bradley after the loss. He can rematch…

Comment by Biolink on 08-09-2018

Either Mundine is a specimen or I need some of whatever he is using to make weight. Unbelievable that this could be at 154.

Comment by Bluebird on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=BLASTER1;19006322]And if this did happen it will be another snooze fest. Mostly from Mayweather fighting his normal fight.[/QUOTE] I hope not, if he would fight Pac the way he fought Cotto, then it will be a good fight and boxing…

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