For Anthony Mundine, he has been one of Australia's greatest boxers in the past few decades, but now his next fight against another Australian star will be the end of his lengthy career.
In an interview with ESPN, Mundine explained that his next fight against Jeff Horn will be the final of a career that has began in 2000. Mundine's fight against Horn is scheduled to take place at SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on November 30. The 43-year-old Mundine added that, physically, he feels he can go on fighting for another five years, but that he no longer has the urge to put in the necessary work to be a full-time boxer.
"This fight is for me to go out on a high. I could go on but my desire to put in the hard work isn't there any more," Mundine said.
Before he became a full-time boxer, Mundine was one of the top Rugby players in Australia and made headlines in 2000 when he walked away from a lucrative rugby contract.
In boxing, Mundine has held the WBA super middleweight title twice between 2003 and 2008, as well as the IBO middleweight title from 2009 to 2010. Mundine has also held the interim WBA 154-pound title from 2011 to 2012.
In the last few years, Mundine has competed at 154, 160 and even 200 pounds. His fight against Mundine, which could potentially draw as many as 30,000 spectators, will be contested at a 71 kg (156.5 pounds) catchweight.