Anthony Mundine: 44 year old Aussie returns Saturday

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We aren't finished yet...

Aussie legend Anthony Mundine (48-9, 28 KO) climbs back into the ring Saturday, November 30 to face John Wayne Parr (10-3, 10 KO) at the Brisbane Convention Centre after the event was moved from Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Mundine vs Parr will take place exactly a year (to the day) since the former's KO loss to former welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

Who knows at what weight the fight will be contested? We're guessing middleweight or super middleweight.

At 44, Mundine has been an Australian staple in boxing for years. In addition to his two fights with Danny Green, Mundine, campaigning from junior middleweight to light heavyweight, has shared the ring with the likes of Shane Mosley, Daniel Geale, Bronco McKart, Garth Wood, Joshua Clottey and Sam Soliman.

... A seasoned pro indeed.

But despite his 2013 TKO win over a shot legend in Mosley, Mundine is just 4-5 in his last eight bouts.

Sporting News recently caught up with Anthony to discuss his upcoming fight:

"For me - from a fighter's perspective - my feet are better, I'm faster, I'm more accurate, my skill and my general ring awareness," Mundine told Sporting News when asked what sets him apart from Parr.

"He's straight forward - typical.

"For me, he's like Danny Green. He's robotic. You know what he's going to do and he's not going to change much.

"He's going forward to seek and destroy, basically."

"But he can't hit what he can't see. If he thinks he's just going to come in and throw punches, it's going to be happy days."

"He's gonna get the shock of his life."

Will this fight be Mundine's last? He hinted it very well could be.

"I was 50-50 with fighting again, but me being so competitive, I didn't want to leave on that note," Mundine told Sporting News."

"I didn't want to have that as my legacy.

"I would've been content with leaving and going out with Horn, but the way it ended and the way I lost, I'm too competitive to leave my legacy on that note.

"It will be a great chance to end his legacy and put mine right, too."

Can Mundine defeat the 43 year old Parr?

The odds are in the older man's favor because Parr hasn't fought since June 2003 (a UD loss to Sakio Bika, then 12-1-1).

Sure, all of Parr's wins have come via KO but Mundine isn't the opponent a fella with 16 years of ring rust should be facing in his comeback fight.

 

 

 

 

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