Mundine Wants Rematch Against Horn
Jeff Horn’s first-round knockout victory over Anthony Mundine initially sent Mundine to retirement, but that may no longer be the case.
Mundine initially had pegged his November 3 fight against Horn to be last of his lengthy in-ring career. But after Horn quickly knocked out the former world champion, Mundine said he took time to replay the events of that evening.
“I had time to reflect and contemplate the night, how it went down,” Mundine said. “You know I had unbelievable preparation, I was sparring young champions, up and comers and I wasn’t just holding my own, I was getting on top. Now having looked back at the fight, I really feel he caught me early, through god’s will. I truly believe god has put me in this predicament for a reason.”
The 43-year-old Mundine, who has held the WBA super middleweight title on two occasions, said he doesn’t want his career to end with a first-round knockout defeat and wants to have a rematch against Horn. Mundine even went as far as to say he believes he can beat Horn, a former welterweight world champion, in a rematch.
“I feel that I have enough runs on the board to warrant an immediate rematch because I know that wasn’t me. The fans know it wasn’t me either. I feel he got lucky. Good luck to him and his team, but I feel I’ve got the runs on the board in my career to warrant a rematch, I truly believe I can win. A lot of the experts and doubters have me as a massive underdog, but for me to go out as I want to go out; I’ve earned that. I would like to try and have another fight with Jeff definitely.”
Original Story: Fox Sports Australia