Mun­dine faces an ex­tra test

Sunday Mail - - NEWS -

GAY and trans­gen­der peo­ple will join young women car­ry­ing the round cards for the su­per fight be­tween world-class Aus­tralina box­ers Jeff Horn and An­thony Mun­dine.

Pro­mot­ers claimed the move was a hu­man-rights is­sue and that box­ing needs to “get with the times when it comes to in­clu­sion”.

How­ever, the move will also box Mun­dine into a cor­ner, af­ter his ear­lier ho­mo­pho­bic com­ments.

Pro­moter Dean Lon­er­gan said the bold move would only pro­ceed if Mun­dine agreed but, if he doesn’t, “it will show he is still a bigot”.

“If he’s se­ri­ous about turn­ing over a new leaf, this will be wa­ter off a duck’s back,’’ Mr Lon­er­gan said.

Mun­dine pub­licly apol­o­gised af­ter he made anti-gay com­ments on the re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!

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