49-0? Meet The Aussie Fighter That Mayweather Has Been Avoiding

49-0? Meet The Aussie Fighter That Mayweather Has Been Avoiding

5 May, 2015. 11:55

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | editor@betootaadvocate.com

“The Fight Of The Century” has been and gone. Mayweather wins by points and secures his place in boxing history. The greatest pound-for-pound boxer of this era. Pacquiao was tough but Floyd was smart. Is there anyone else.

The answer is yes.

There are thousands, just not many with entire nations pushing them into the ring.

One man, who’s own country is hesitant to support him, is the loudmouth Aboriginal-Australian known as Anthony Mundine. Or as he sells himself: “The Man” Mundine.

It is evident that negotiations with Mayweather can take up to 5 years. Team Mundine are acknowledged that they need to jump on this opportunity.
It is evident that negotiations with Mayweather can take up to 5 years. Team Mundine have acknowledged that they need to jump on this opportunity.

MONEY vs MAN: Will this mean 49-0?

The Money Team (TMT BOXING) have today announced that Floyd Mayweather Junior, the best boxer in the world and the highest paid athlete in the world, has finally welcomed the prospect of a fight with Anthony Mundine – set to happen at the Brooklyn Barclays Centre later this year.

In a quote from a TMT spokesperson today, it seems Mayweather may have blindly agreed to this bout, in the excitement that followed his win over Pacquiao.

“We don’t know much about [Mundine]. We know he is of a similar age and weight and that he has been walking around his home country in New Zealand [Australia] saying that he has what it takes to beat the champ. Well, Floyd doesn’t think so.”

The only provision set by the The Money Team is, funnily enough, whether or not Mundine has enough money to put into his share of the purse.

Money [Floyd Mayweather] won’t fight anyone who doesn’t have at least 15 big boys [15 million dollars US] on the table. If this chump can pay up, then he’ll get the chance to fight the champ – the date is set, we are just waiting on the scrilla.”

Floyd Mayweather Jnr, coming out the entrance with his TMT cronies, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Justin Beiber
Floyd Mayweather Jnr celebrates a win with his TMT cronies, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Justin Beiber

Floyd Mayweather’s record shows him to be a very gifted sportsman across four different weight divisions in pro boxing:

48 Wins (26 knockouts, 22 decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws

Whereas Anthony Mundine’s record is not as flattering at: 47 Wins (27 knockouts, 20 decisions), 6 Losses, 0 Draws. With his most recent fight being the surprise win against the much younger and previously undefeated, Sergey Rabchenko, in November.

Photo: Anthony Mundine of Australia celebrates after defeating Sergey Rabchenko of Belarus. (Getty Images: Robert Cianflone)
Photo: Anthony Mundine of Australia in a euphoric state after defeating Sergey Rabchenko of Belarus. (Getty Images: Robert Cianflone)

After a successful career in Rugby League football, ‘Choc’ Mundine made his move to boxing in the year 2000, at age 25.  Mundine has been very vocal over the years about his intent to fight Mayweather and according to his manager, Khoder Nasser, it only looks to be the money that is holding him back. Nasser explained:

“It’s obvious Choc hasn’t been swimming in rivers of gold, he’s fighting bouncers and parkinson’s riddled boxing veterans for christ’s sake. Team Mundine are very interested in the idea of a fight with Floyd, we just need the money”

Since the announcement, there has been a Kickstarter Crowd-funding campaign launched by several of Mundine’s die-hard followers, titled  ‘Let’s Get Choc To Brooklyn’ – So far the campaign has raised upwards of $20,ooo.

Nasser believes this is a good start,

“Choc is willing to put in 6k of his own, I’m throwing in around $100,000 – his old boy’s putting in around about 5k as well. The rest will have to come from the fans and supporters.

As a former rugby league star, a Muslim and as an Aboriginal – “Choc” has a lot of different communities barracking for him

Khoder Nasser, centre, doesn't have a contract with either of his two major clients, Anthony Mundine, left, and Sonny Bill Williams.
Khoder Nasser, centre, doesn’t have a contract with either of his two major clients, Anthony Mundine, left, and Sonny Bill Williams.

Aside from the money raised by Team Mundine, there is also many other notable Australians chipping in. Namely, Federal politicians Clive Palmer and Bob Katter, Hollywood star Russel Crowe, media tycoons James Packer and John Singleton as well as an array of Mundine’s sportstar friends.

If all goes ahead, TMT and Team Mundine have agreed the fight should go ahead in either late November or early December.

18 Responses to "49-0? Meet The Aussie Fighter That Mayweather Has Been Avoiding"

    • Lindsay McDonald   November 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

      He is good enough… He just has to be hungry, nasty mean, smooth, cool and deadly… Mayweather will run early if The Man catches him the way he caught Danny green in the fifth…

  1. Joe Shah   November 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm


  2. Lindsay McDonald   November 18, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I am an unashamed “Msn-Mundine” fan… I believe, that when switched on, and in the zone, he is capable of beating any boxer in the world in his division… Go Choc…

  3. John   November 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    He will get destroyed by Floyd.

    It will be the same as the clotty fight but worse.

  4. A bloke called Ant of Gippsland Vic   November 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    so disappointed that “Jeff, i luv ya’s all Fenech” was unavailable to comment….was going to give him a ring myself but it seems he’s gone out for a curry, hope its not the butter chicken as I heard its on the nose like a Chuck Norris roundhouse..

  5. Syd   December 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Now this is some funny crap. Mundine couldn’t even get a ring side ticket to a Mayweather fight. What a joke!

    • Sam   May 7, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Mundine is the Mandatory challenger to Mayweathers WBC belt. He has earned the right to fight him. And legally Floyd should fight him.

  6. Heath Conlon   March 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Anthony Mundine will silence his doubters, their pens will be dry and there jaws slumped along with the tall poppies of this nation as Anthony the “Man” Mundine shocks the world.

    Anthony has the hand speed and straight punches that will negate Floyd’s attributes.

    My prediction, Choc get’s nasty in the 5th and knocks out Floyd in the 7th.

    Over and out

  7. MGF   May 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    If Mundine’s going to be relying on a crowd funding campaign to get the cash together, then can consider Centrelink as his indirect main source of funding!

    • Nathaniel.S   July 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Its comments like yours that sticks in real sportfans throats. Here is a chance for an australian athelete to get a shot…you know the Aussie battler story…but just because a guy has the guts to say whats on his mind….get in the ring…be of sober habits..we have to hear trash that comes out of mouths like yours.I wonder if you have ever put your mind to something and actually achieve….dont breath too much your taking up good peoples air.

  8. Ando   May 5, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Choc stands only a small at raising the money let alone winning against Mayweather . Everyone take a breath

  9. joe   May 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    If you dont have any thing good to say then bye bye the man is a spectacular fighter with the skills to defeat the money badweather

  10. Ross   May 9, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Mundine has lost his last 3 fights . Geale. Clotty and his last fight if u watch it on replay he got a home win. Y would anybody think he would and should get a fight with mayweather.

  11. Choci   May 24, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I hope choc mundine whips mayweather and proves all the doubters wrong. Your a legend choc whip him brother

  12. gebzi   June 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Cmon choc whoop this clown and bring the crown home aussie aussie aussie

  13. Neville J Johnson   July 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Anthony Mundine has earned the right to fight Maywheather and regardless if he wins or loses according to the rules of the game he will walk away a winner with the cash he stands to make out of it. That is all that really matters.I say that to remove all doubt “The Man” will have to knock Maywheather out.

  14. Nathaniel.S   July 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    If every Austtralian threw in a dollar we would see a representative of this country have a shot at the worlds most elite boxing legend and highest paid boxer in the world.
    We could sit and wait to see what would happen over twelve rounds and enjoy the opportunity to see a small country like australia take on the biggest country in the world.

    Or we could get Danny Green from Perth for a lot less both in money and in expectations.

    Get behind Mundine…leave your biassed opinions at hme for once and support another Aussie.


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