The game at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam is set to kick off tomorrow…
Jeff Horn has just announced that he will fight Anthony Mundine in Brisbane on November 30. The former world champion lost his WBO world welterweight title fight to Crawford back in June and now has another title tilt in his sights.
Mundine’s fight record is 48-8
He has claimed that he will end Mundine’s career and then go on to earn a re-match against Terence Crawford at some point in the future. Mundine’s 48-8 record stretches over a long career in which he has held the WBA super-middlewight twice and the IBO middleweight from 2009-2010. Before turning his attention to boxing, he was a top NRL player but eventually followed in his father’s footsteps to succeed in boxing.
Horn – ‘Hopefully this will be his last fight’
Horn believes that 43-year-old Mundine is now past his best and he said: “There is pressure because I am favourite. I will need to be convincing but he has had his time and now it is my time to take over. I am surprised his career is still going but hopefully this will be his last fight.”
Back to the scene of the Battle of Brisbane
The venue of the fight, the Suncorp Stadium holds fond memories for Jeff Horn as it is where he beat Manny Pacquiao in the ‘Battle of Brisbane’ in July 2017. In a match that went to 12 rounds, The Hornet won by unanimous decision to take the WBO title. Controversy surrounded the decision, as many analysts scored the fight in favour of Manny and not Horn.
Since that famous fight, Horn beat Gary Corcoran to retain the title before losing to Crawford. His match against Mundine is seen as his first stepping-stone in his fight to claim the title back.