TRASH TALK CONTINUES
BOXING: We know he’s the king of trash talking, but Anthony Mundine has taken things to a new level by doing an interview from a bin.
Speaking to reporters during an open session at his Logan training base, Mundine taunted Horn by saying the former Brisbane school teacher was the slower fighter and assuring journalists he would “shock you all again”. And he did it all from a wheelie bin.
He also slammed Jeff Horn’s trainer, Glenn Rushton, for insinuating that Mundine might resort to diuretics or banned substances to make weight for the November 30 fight at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
“That’s some other bullshit ... that really pissed me off,” Mundine said.
“You all know that I’m the most perfect cat out there. I never take any type of drugs.
“I’m not going to try to take drugs to help cut weight. If I can’t make the weight, I can’t make the weight.”
Mundine must make the 71kg limit the day before the fight.
He said yesterday he was under 75kg. Rushton said this week: “I want to make sure he’s not taking any diuretics or prohibited substances to try to make weight.”
Horn’s camp will demand Mundine is drug tested up to five times.
Mundine admitted it would be tough to get down to the 71kg required the day before the fight.
Both boxers will again be weighed two hours before the bout and they must not exceed 75kg.
“Obviously it’s going to be hard,” Mundine said.
“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 a I can be and get my body in the right shape for that weight.
“If I come in fresh, the kid’s got no chance.”
WORKING HARD: Anthony Mundine holds court yesterday while having an ice bath in a wheelie bin.