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Old 03-23-2013, 12:22 AM   #33
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Default Re: To the haters Anthony Mundine that y'all must of forgot

Originally Posted by jdman1 View Post
Yes Mundine has natural talent by the bucket load which is what makes his career so disappointing. Unfortunately after starting out fighting a very high level of competition like Ottke and Kessler which even though he came up a little short in those fights he was very competitive with not a whole lot of experience.

Rather that continue to face guy's in the top tier and improve as a boxer he basically spent the next decade telling us who he could beat rather than actually fight the top guys.

Sure he won a few titles but as I recall all but one of those there was a super champ at the time. Like when Mundine won his first so called world title it was for the vacant WBA SMW title against Sam Soliman while undefeated Calzaghe was WBA SMW "Super Champion" after beating Kessler at the same time.

Mundine has always talked about fighting the best but it has never happened. Over the years how many times have we heard him speak about fighting Mayweather, Cotto, Sergio Martinez none of which has happened he even knocked back an opportunity to fight Trout recently for the WBA JMW title saying Trout had not fought anybody. Trout in his last outing beat Cotto and is fighting Alvarez next with both the WBC and WBA JMW belts on the line. This could have been Mundine in this fight but he chose once again not to step up when he had the opportunity.

The bottom line is that Mundine had the potential to be great but chose not to fight the best so it never happened. If what he wanted to do in his career was make a lot of money then he has passed with flying colours. If he wanted to be a known as a great boxer who fought the best than he has failed miserably.

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