TRASH TALK CON­TIN­UES

Warwick Daily News - - SPORT - — Marco Mon­teverde

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.”

Photo: Peter Wal­lis

WORK­ING HARD: An­thony Mun­dine holds court yesterday while hav­ing an ice bath in a wheelie bin.

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