Anthony Mundine, the Australian former Rugby player and Islamic convert known more for his distasteful views than his boxing these days, is – believe it or not – the mandatory challenger for Floyd Mayweather’s WBC 154 lb strap, and buoyed by Mayweather’s recent “Berto/Mayfield” talk, has taken to desperately pleading his own case to be entered into the sweepstakes for Floyd’s ‘final’ September fight in a rather pitifully sounding “begging letter.”
In a move more befitting of Amir Khan, Mundine has publicly laid out his case for a shot at “Money” – all but admitting Floyd probably doesn’t even care who he is.
The full letter is below. Either way, it’s unclear whether Mayweather has had someone read it to him as he is yet -and unlikely – to respond.
My man Floyd!
My name is Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine! I am the uncrowned best athlete of all time! (check my resume). I was a rugby superstar before I quit at the top of my game due to racism & politics to take up boxing!
No amateur background. I wanted to be world champ… I fought fighters far more experience than me from the start. I got 6 losses (same as you ) from 53 fights. I had to learn on the job as I had no amateur experience.
I believe when I’m mentally on, I can beat anybody! I’m charismatic, flamboyant, artistic, explosive athlete & fighter!
I’ve held WBA 168lb title twice the IBO middleweight, WBA interim 154lb title & reigning 154 WBC silver champion (your mandatory). I think you the best of our era & everybody wanna fight you – but I’m the wonder from down under & the only one that can solve the mayvinchi code!
So what I’m trying to get at is I’m hoping to land the fight with you in Sept!
You don’t ask… you don’t get! Consider a colourful character who’s your mandatory for September. It won’t be boring before, during or after the fight!
I heard you mentioned names like Mayfield & Berto as your next opponents. Im the mandatory and that should looked at. I’ve got other attributes that none of these cats got! Makes for a good boxing spectacle both in and outta the ring. It’s what the boxing fans need to see!
I revived boxing in my country. It was dead and I gave it mouth-to-mouth – and I’ve held it down for 15 years!
And the Australian media doing their best to belittle me and keep me from my destiny. We have the tall poppy syndrome here. They wanna cut down the successful. And after all my achievements in two sports they still won’t give me the credit. But that’s cool. I already know I’m the best 2 sport champion ever. I don’t need their validation.
That’s why I’ma reachin out to you Floyd. Put on a Boxing spectacular.
You want show time – I am show time! Somebody the world needs to see! I’ll give you a way better go than you been getting !
It’s a 50-50 fight ! Best athlete v best fighter??? Both got fast feet fast hands & fast mouth haha …or relinquish the Title as you’re preventing fighters like me in this position to take on the other champions or the bigger names in sport!
Ask Sugar Shane if I can handle the stage! Ima fan of yours but I truly believe you were put on this earth for me to beat inshallah! No disrespect just my belief…I come from the land of the Kanagaroo where us natives shake a leg. Let’s go!
Yours sincerely,The Man (Choc)
Make of THAT what you will…..