Mundine Signs For Horn Fight
In an interview with The Australian, Dean Lonergan confirmed that a highly rumored showdown between Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine will be set to go.
Horn returns to the ring for the first time since his loss to Terence Crawford, Horn looks to bounce back in a targeted November showdown with his fellow Australian at the site of his biggest victory, Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
While Mundine and Horn are ready to go, there are certain provisions needed by Mundine to ensure fight night is a go. Mundine must hit two specific weight targets, first being at or under 156.5 pounds the day before the fight, and 165 pounds two hours before the bell rings.
“We have got Mundine signed,” Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan said to The Australian.
“He has been nothing but a real pain in the a**e to deal with. I was told from the start, particularly from his own crew, that he would be hard to deal with and it has proved to be the point.
“We had agreements on weight — 69.85kg. When we got close to having the final deal signed, we had about four execution copies that we had to keep changing.
“The weight we settled on was 71, but there is going to be two weigh-ins. The first one he has to come in at 71, the second at 75kg two hours before the fight. The thing is this — we put massive penalties against it.”
Per Lonergan, Mundine will get fined $20,000 for every 100 grams he is over the weight up to 500g or $100,000. Then after that it will be $50,000 for every 100 grams.
“Mundine is coming to the end of his career and what incentive has he got to come in on weight,” Lonergan said.
“We had to make sure he was on weight. It was also Glenn’s idea to have the second weigh-in before the fight. This weight is going to be a big deal. Mundine fought and scrapped to get the weight as high up as he can. I don’t think it is going to be high enough. I think this is going to drain him.”
Initial Report: The Australian