Mundine Eyes Zerafa: I'm Not Retiring, I'm Coming Back!

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.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 02-08-2019

[QUOTE=Kaspa9t9;19496318]Well according to CompuBox Horn only landed 1 shot on Mundine, which shows he was putting on a defensive masterclass. It would've been silly of him to retire![/QUOTE] Horn only needed one. But I respect Mundine as the warrior that…

Comment by jas on 02-08-2019

They out anything on ppv in Australia Mundine milking it

Comment by BigZ44 on 02-08-2019

Just go away chump, he deserves to get brain damage if he keeps fighting on

Comment by alexguiness on 02-08-2019

Just retire into further obscurity / alcoholism please.

Comment by Kesslerfan#1 on 02-08-2019

He's made 30 million dollars so if he wants to keep going let him

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