Originally Posted by biajoli
Sorry to rain on the parade but Mundine already is the mandatory.
He is 1 ranked by the WBA. Trout has to fight him by december or vacate
This is actually true. So Trouts management really screwed up. Negotiating the mandatory will be much more favorable to Mundine who has a lot more money to play with when it comes to purse bids. By not backing off on their fight options clause they've shot themselves in the foot. Had Mundine not been the mandatory, it would have made a lot more sense.