MUNDINE SLAMS DOWN WORDS
ANTHONY Mundine went on the defensive before launching a verbal attack on Jeff Horn yesterday ahead of their super fight at Suncorp Stadium on November 30.
Speaking at his Logan training base, Mundine dished out some trash talk in an attempt to intimidate Horn.
But not before the multiple world champ hit back at this week’s insinuations from Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton that Mundine might resort to diuretics or banned substances to make the fight’s 71kg weight.
“You all know I’m the most perfect cat out there … I ain’t taking no short cuts,” Mundine said.
“I’m the most cleanest athlete Australia’s ever had.
“I never drunk, never smoked, never took drugs in my life. I’m not going to start taking diuretics just to lose weight. I don’t want to be weak and drained.”
Mundine, 43, 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.
“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 main man. You know I’m the most charismatic, flamboyant explosive athlete you’ve ever had.
“I’m appealing to the eye, I’m pretty to watch. I’ve got blistering combination, blistering speed, blistering angles and movement.”