Quick exit brings Mundine relief
ANTHONY Mundine hopped in his car yesterday for the long drive home to Sydney, relieved that his career was over.
Despite lasting just 96 seconds against Jeff Horn in their fight at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, Mundine is at peace knowing he has finished with an incredible legacy as one of Australia’s greatest cross-code sporting stars.
“I feel like there’s an enormous weight been lifted from my shoulders,’’ Mundine said.
“I’ve got nothing else to prove. No one wanted the fight to finish the way it did, but he got a good shot on me.
“It was destiny to go out like that. There’s nothing more I can give. My life now is all about my children and their sporting dreams. I’m hoping they can get as much enjoyment out of it as I have.
“I’ve had a rocky relationship with the Australian sport- ing public, but I’d like to thank everyone who got behind my career, watched all my fights and watched all my footy.
“It’s going to be a big change in my life. No more starving myself. No more training. No more pressure. I’m a relieved man.”
The fight was the secondhighest pay-per-view bout in Main Event history behind Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in 2017.
Jeff Horn didn’t expect to win in 96 seconds. Picture: ANNETTEDEW
Anthony Mundine post-fight.