Sport Mundine still has hopes of an NRL return

23:51  07 december  2017
23:51  07 december  2017 Source:

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It is Mundine 's 56th fight since walking away from the NRL , but marks the first time he isn't performing before a pay-per-view television audience. I've been busy, he's only had one fight. He's getting on in age and it does catch up on you. " Mundine is still a big name and a victory over him would be huge

Anthony Mundine has made his most audacious claim yet, saying he could become the oldest rugby league player in premiership history. He said he was back training once a day, five days a week with the hope of returning to the ring with Green at the end of the year.

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Anthony Mundine refuses to rule out a potential return to rugby league with belief he is still fit enough to compete against the NRL's top athletes.

After 17 years away from the field, the 42-year-old made a relatively successful comeback at the Koori Knockout competition in September as he lined up for Namina.

'Choc' was previously in conversations with Dragons chief executive Peter Doust to wear the Red V at the 2018 Auckland Nines tournament until the NRL pulled the plug due of the World Cup.

There was also talks about a potential comeback in May, a dream Mundine still has hopes on.

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Anthony Mundine (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league footballer. In boxing he has held the WBA super-middleweight title twice between 2003 and 2008

The merits of Anthony Mundine ’s desperate NRL comeback attempt should not be up for debate — but they are. The 40-year-old has declared he plans to become the Before you make up your mind on this bizarre sideshow, weigh up the impact Mundine ’s return would have on the greatest game of all.

“It could be, you don’t know. Anything is possible with me,” he told Fox Sports News.

“I feel that good I could do anything.”

Now he's focused on resurrecting his boxing career, preparing for his first fight in 11 months with Tommy Browne in January.

While Mundine has given up on a rematch against Danny Green, taking on Jeff Horn is at the top of his list as he hopes to use the next year of boxing as a tune-up to face the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

“One more year (in the ring) ... one more year unless everything goes to plan and I get a massive fight in 2019. That’s the only reason I’d stay on,” Mundine said.

“Otherwise next year is my final year.”

Mundine: I’ll end ‘drunken fighter’ Horn’s career .
Veteran Anthony Mundine has declared he will end world champion Jeff Horn’s ’10 minutes of fame’ if the former Brisbane school teacher agrees to a lucrative fight in 2018. Horn successfully defended his WBO World welterweight title against Englishman Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night with an 11th round TKO victory.The win leaves Horn with options as he weighs up a $2 million offer from Mundine, while a title defence against highly-rated American Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in April is also on the table.

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