Former world champion Anthony Mundine has gone back on his word to retire from the sport.
Mundine, a three division beltholder, had initially announced his retirement from boxing last November after getting knocked out by Jeff Horn in the first round of their long awaited catch-weight bout.
But for Mundine, at 43-years-old, can't bring himself to retire on the back of that defeat.
Mundine's main hope is to get a rematch with Horn, who is not likely to grant that request.
“After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset,” Mundine told Sunrise.
“[I wanted to] have that fight and win that fight. The way things turned out, ‘The Man’ can’t go out like that. I can’t go out in that fashion. I want to get the get back with Horn. I’m not retiring, I’m coming back. I might be the Michael Jackson, I’m going to come back from the dead.”
If Horn says no, then Mundine (48-9, 28 KOs) wants to build up a win streak to secure another crack at Horn.
“I just want that get back with Horn," Mundine said.
“Obviously if I lose again, I’m done, [but] I feel too good and too fresh. The last fight against Horn was God’s will.”
At the moment, Mundine revealed that he's negotiating a potential fight with countryman Michael Zerafa (25-3, 14 KOs), who last fought in December. Zerafa did much better than anyone had expected when he lost a twelve round decision to former IBF welterweight titleholder Kell Brook.
“Zerafa is a good fighter,” Mundine said “He’s come back from England after a goood performance against Kell Brook. He didn’t win, but he put up a good fight.”