43-year-old Anthony Mundine wants another crack at a title
By Anthony Cocks
Anthony Mundine 48-9 (28) has announced he plans on continuing his career after his first-round knockout loss to Jeff Horn 19-1-1 (13) in November.
“After reflecting on the last fight, I wanted to sail into the sunset,” the 43-year-old veteran said on the Channel 7 Sunrise program in Australia.
“I wanted to win that fight and sail off into the sunset and live happily ever after, but you know, the way things turned out through God’s will, I really feel that The Man can’t go out like that. I can’t go out in that fashion. I need to make sure I go out with a victory.
“I need to get back and try and match Jeff Horn, but they want me to have a win or two first.”
Mundine lasted exactly 96 seconds against Horn in their catchweight bout late last year, going down heavily from a left hook midway through the opening frame. The definitive nature of the result has left little appetite for a rematch from fans of either man, but Mundine appears unperturbed.
“I just want to get back with Jeff Horn and we will see what happens. Obviously, if I lose again, I’m done. It’s finished. It’s over. But I really feel like I’m feeling too good and too fresh. I’m still feeling great,” he said.
Mundine used his appearance on breakfast TV to call for a fight against Melbourne’s Michael Zerafa 25-3 (14), who is coming off a 12-round points decision loss against former world champion Kell Brook 38-2 (26).
“Zerafa is a good fighter. He’s just come back from England and put up a great performance against Kell Brook who’s one of the best pound-for-pound fighters out there,” continued Mundine.
"He went the distance, he didn’t win but he gave a competitive fight. We’re talking to him so we’ll see what happens."