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Mundine Shreds Austin Trout: He's Desperate, a Nobody

By Phil D. Jay

Interim-WBA junior middleweight champion Anthony Mundine has categorically ruled himself out of a bout with full champion Austin Trout and is growing agitated in his need to secure a huge fight in the near future.

The 36 year-old, who also held a world belt at 168lbs, has won three in a row since a shock loss to Garth Wood in December 2010 and with his revenge mission, has beaten every man he has faced since 2005.

The Australian was linked to negotiations with Trout for some time, with ‘No Doubt’ even willing to travel to Mundine’s native country to make the fight, but ‘The Man’ looking a bigger fish in boxing’s sea of champions.

"I'm not going to fight a guy like Austin Trout who is laughable because he's really a nobody,” Mundine told FoxSports.au.

“If he came with a name and came with some pulling power (I'd fight him) - but I'm not going to let him use me and take my money.

"Austin Trout is a no-name. He's getting desperate. He's like a desperate dude that's looking for a pay day."

Mundine scored a unanimous victory over former IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green in 2006 before moving back down to 154lbs and has even thought of a rematch with his compatriot at a catchweight as he looks elsewhere for a big name champion in the ilk of Saul Alvarez.

"I just want the big boys. That's where I belong. I'm getting impatient, just like my fans. I want to give the people what they want to see. In the meantime, I was even contemplating giving Danny Green a rematch at his weight,” he explained.

"The last time they talked about him having too much weight to lose. I'll give away 10 kilos if that what it takes to prove that I'm the best.

"But I don't want that. For me, personally, I don't want that. But if that's what's got to happen and time runs out for me, I want to do something and I want to do it big."

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fighting Pride on 04-14-2012

What a ****ing joke this guy is. Up to his old tricks, says he is looking to fight a top fighter, just like he did at the other weights to draw interest in his fights vs tomato cans, then when…

Comment by impartial on 04-14-2012

He never said they deserved it, he said they bought it on themselves, there's a huge difference. According to Fox news he offered Trout 40% to fight in Aus and he knocked it back. Danny Green accepted 33% in 2006…

Comment by dan649 on 04-13-2012

Does this ducker at least have the good sense to quack a few times before he launches into his vebal diarrhea???

Comment by EAAE on 04-13-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;11997762]And Mundine is the guy who one week after 9/11 said that America deserved the attack. If his family had been visiting the US and was in one of the towers, he sure as hell wouldn't have felt that way.…

Comment by joe strong on 04-13-2012

take the fight with trout & win the "regular" trinket then you might have more pull. he will still get paid & it sounds like he thinks he will beat him. get the belt first & Then start fishing...

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