Bin there, done that: Mun­dine lets fly

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

MARCO MON­TEVERDE AN­THONY Mun­dine went on the de­fen­sive be­fore launch­ing a fe­ro­cious ver­bal at­tack on Jeff Horn yes­ter­day ahead of the pair’s 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.

He hit back at in­sin­u­a­tions from Horn’s trainer, Glenn Rush­ton, that he might take di­uret­ics or banned sub­stances to make the fight’s 71kg weight limit.

“That’s some other bull­shit … that re­ally pissed me off,” said Mun­dine, 43, who will re­port­edly be drug-tested four times be­fore the fight and once af­ter.

“You all know that I’m the most per­fect cat out there … I ain’t tak­ing no short cuts. 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.

“They want to try to limit me the best they pos­si­bly can to get me as vul­ner­a­ble as I can be, but I’m go­ing to make sure I do ev­ery­thing in my power to be as phys­i­cally strong as I can be.”

Mun­dine said Horn would be “ner­vous”, and was happy to de­liver the lip ser­vice.

“I’m go­ing to hit him with that first jab, boom — it’s com­ing all night, you don’t know when it’s com­ing, but it’s go­ing to come,” he said.

“He’s a good kid, but he’s not in my league, pe­riod. I’m out there to prove that even at this age, he can’t beat me.”

Mun­dine was happy to de­liver the lip ser­vice Horn isn’t renowned for.

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

“I’m the cat run­ning the show … You know I’m the most charis­matic, flam­boy­ant, ex­plo­sive ath­lete you’ve ever had.

“I’m pretty to watch, I’ve got blis­ter­ing com­bi­na­tion, blis­ter­ing speed, blis­ter­ing an­gles and move­ment.

“You may as well call me Michael Jack­son, I’m that dan­ger­ous.”

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