Mundine faces an extra test
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!