Mundine lashes out at ‘boring’ rival Horn
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.
Anthony Mundine says he will have too much power for Jeff Horn in their November 30 fight