Anthony Mundine talks Rabchenko fight

OVER A WEEK on from their competitive 12 round clash in Melbourne, Aussie legend Anthony Mundine says Sergey Rabchenko has every reason to hold his head high.

The former three-time world champion scored a split decision victory over Rabchenko at a packed Hisense Arena last Wednesday and is now targeting showdowns with the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

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24 Hours to Showtime: One on One with Anthony “The Man” Mundine

Anthony Mundine - Tomorrow night, Wednesday 12 November 2014 sees Anthony “The Man” Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs) return to the ring to take on the dangerous undefeated Belarussian, Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) for the WBC Silver junior middleweight title at Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Tomorrow night, Wednesday 12 November 2014 sees Anthony “The Man” Mundine (46-6, 27 KOs) return to the ring to take on the dangerous undefeated Belarussian, Sergey Rabchenko (25-0, 18 KOs) for the WBC Silver junior middleweight title at Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia.

Following today’s weigh in, Mundine sat down to chat with ESB about his thoughts on the bout ahead with Rabchenko.

Looking at tomorrow night, you’re back in Melbourne. It’s been six years. How do you feel to be back in Melbourne fighting in a big event?

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Ricky Hatton: “Rabchenko Can Win Over The Aussies Like I Did”

RICKY HATTON sees some similarities between his epic clash with Kostya Tsyzu nine years ago and Sergey Rabchenko’s dust up with Anthony Mundine.

The Hitman was relentless as he upset the odds by forcing the Aussie legend to quit on his stool after 11 rounds in front a raucous Mancunian crowd at the MEN Arena in June 2005.

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Clottey tops Mundine

Anthony Mundine - In Newcastle, Australia last night Anthony Mundine (46 - 6) fought Ghanaian Joshua Clottey (38- 4) in the classical cross roads fight, the loser destined to fight local derbies as a competitive journeyman.

In Newcastle, Australia last night Anthony Mundine (46 – 6) fought Ghanaian Joshua Clottey (38- 4) in the classical cross roads fight, the loser destined to fight local derbies as a competitive journeyman.

At stake was the WBA International Middleweight title.

Both fighters were in magnificent condition, Mundine at 38 years of age carried the advantage of being the physically bigger man, however from the outset Clottey the younger man by two years ignored that physical fact and fought as if he was.

Clottey started on the front foot, paying no dues to Mundines power or speed as he continually pressed forward throughout the first round, outpunching and most importantly out landing Mundine.

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Clottey beats Mundine, ends his title aspirations

Anthony Mundine - Joshua Clottey has ended the world title aspirations of Anthony Mundine, knocking the three-time world champion down five times on route to a unanimous decision win.

Joshua Clottey has ended the world title aspirations of Anthony Mundine, knocking the three-time world champion down five times on route to a unanimous decision win.

Clottey proved too strong for Mundine, with the Ghanaian regularly getting through the defence of the Australian.

The Ghanaian found himself on the deck early in the 2nd round, but the referee correctly ruled that is what a result of a rabbit punch, issuing Mundine a warning.

Mundine felt the power of Clottey soon after, hitting the canvas for the first time in the Round 3.

Mundine was caught standing right in front of Clottey and a powerful right hand sent him down. The Australian was able to beat the count, before the bell sounded signalling an end to the round.

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Clottey defeats Mundine in huge upset

Anthony Mundine - In a huge upset, #14 WBA Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KO’s) defeated #3 WBA Anthony Mundine (46-6, 27 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

In a huge upset, #14 WBA Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KO’s) defeated #3 WBA Anthony Mundine (46-6, 27 KO’s) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Clottey was supposed to be a safe fight for the 38-year-old Mundine to win in order to stay in line for a title shot against WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara. However, Clottey didn’t go along with the program, as he knocked the slow moving Mundine down 5 times in the fight with his still fast hooks to the head. Mundine was down once in rounds 3, twice in the 6th, once in the 8th, and a final time in the 10th. The final judger scores were 116-108, 115-109, and 117-108.

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