Mun­dine lashes out at ‘bor­ing’ ri­val Horn

NT News - - SPORT - MARCO MON­TEVERDE

AN­THONY Mun­dine went on the de­fen­sive be­fore launch­ing a fe­ro­cious ver­bal at­tack on Jeff Horn yes­ter­day ahead of the pair’s su­per fight at Sun­corp Sta­dium on No­vem­ber 30.

Per­haps fit­tingly, Mun­dine spent time in a garbage bin at his Lo­gan train­ing base as he dished out some trash talk in an at­tempt to in­tim­i­date Horn.

But not be­fore the mul­ti­ple world cham­pion hit back at this week’s in­sin­u­a­tions from Horn’s trainer Glenn Rush­ton that the 43-year-old for­mer rugby league star might re­sort to di­uret­ics or banned sub­stances to make the fight’s 71kg weight.

“That’s some other bulls**t ... that re­ally p***ed me off,” said Mun­dine, who will re­port­edly be drug tested four times be­fore the fight and once af­ter.

“I ain’t tak­ing no short cuts. I’m the most clean­est ath­lete Aus­tralia’s ever had.

“I never drunk, never smoked, never took drugs in my life, any type of drugs. I’m not go­ing to start tak­ing di­uret­ics just to lose weight.

“If I come in fresh, the kid’s got no chance.”

Mun­dine said Horn – who beat Filipino leg­end Manny Pac­quiao last year to win the WBO wel­ter­weight ti­tle be­fore los­ing the belt to Amer­i­can Ter­ence Craw­ford five months ago – would be “ner­vous” come the fight.

“I’m go­ing to hit him with that first jab, ‘boom’. It’s com­ing all night,” he said

“He’s a good kid, but he’s not in my league – pe­riod.”

Mun­dine was happy to de­liver the lip ser­vice.

“He can’t trash talk. He’s like watch­ing paint dry – he’s that bor­ing,” Mun­dine said.

Pic­ture: AAP

An­thony Mun­dine says he will have too much power for Jeff Horn in their No­vem­ber 30 fight

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