Mundine: Horn Does Not Have Much Talent, But He Works Hard

Former world champion Anthony Mundine is only a few days away from his ring return.

The 42-year-old boxer has been out of action since February 2007, when he lost what some felt was a controversial decision to Danny Green in their heavily hyped rematch.

On January 17, Mundine (47-8, 27 KOs) will face Tommy Browne (35-6) in Sydney for the vacant WBO Oriental middleweight title.


Despite his age, Mundine claims that he's in the best shape of his entire career.

Mundine has lost three of his last four bouts and he's gone without a win since November 2014 - when he won a decision over Sergey Rabchenko, who faces Kell Brook in March.

The controversial Mundine intends to continue fighting until someone knocks him off.

"I feel like I’m in my prime now because of my seasoning and my experience," Mundine told ABC Grandstand.

"Now that I’m injury free, people are going to get a shock. I want to stay until someone beats me."

And of course he wouldn't rule out a trilogy battle with Green.

"If he’s willing, I’m able. It’s all on Danny,"Mundine said. "I’m ready anytime."

A few weeks ago, Mundine was pushing for a showdown with fellow Australian, Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs), who holds the WBO welterweight title.

Horn has already committed himself to making a mandatory world title defense against Terence Crawford on April 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Win or lose with Crawford, a showdown between Mundine and Horn would still be a huge event for Australia.

Mundine is not very impressed with Horn's abilities as a fighter, but he respects the young Aussie's confidence and work ethic. 

"I’m willing to fight him (Horn)," Mundine said.

"If he wants it, he can get it. He’s a hard working type of guy, hasn’t got much fuel, he hasn’t got much talent, but he works hard and believes in himself and I like that about him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-15-2018

horn's done a good job winning the belt albeit controversial..Crawford is the better fighter in his prime..a lot of people think its gonna be cakewalk for crawford..I think horn can make it competitive to say the least..but crawford's gonna win…

Comment by mabulkhair on 01-15-2018

Heart can only get you so far. Arturo Gatti (RIP), Micky Ward, and Katsidis to name a few have/had heart. But when they stepped it up they were taken to school. Crawford is a spectacle to watch and a mean…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 01-15-2018

[QUOTE=bronx7;18408365]Exactly not much skills but has heart toughness hard worker but gets overated cause of nationalism in Australia and rite color if tan brown black not even a serious manny title shot[/QUOTE] Actually tan, brown and Black people were the…

Comment by bronx7 on 01-15-2018

Exactly not much skills but has heart toughness hard worker but gets overated cause of nationalism in Australia and rite color if tan brown black not even a serious manny title shot

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