New boxing record made tonight

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  1. Benji Snap

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    Anthony "The Man" Mundine has just become the first fighter in history to win world titles in three different weight divisions going in a descending order.

    Not bad for someone who didn't start any real boxing training until he was 24 years old.

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    He was also the highest paid rugby (league) player in the world before he switched to boxing. Incredibly freakish athlete.
     
  2. McDuck**

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    Figures the thread starter would be Australian. lol

    Didn't know he was a Rugby Player.
     
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    Hey, Rugby's a tough sport. Only sport that gives people more cauli than wrestling.

    *Claps for Mundine*
     
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    Rugby league is an excellent sport, not to be confused with dull as dishwater Union. Because of his RL background, I've always been a secret follower of Mundine.
     
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    wow he beat an argie journeyman welterweight.mundine is a joke the only thing that is worse is the people who report and buy his bullshit
     
  6. Benji Snap

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    The ironic thing is he has probably the biggest army of haters of any person in our country even though he is imo our greatest athlete.
     
  7. Lazy Man

    Lazy Man Heavyweight Champion of the World

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    League is the one with the rules to encourage more rough play and contact, right? That might not have come out right, but I know very little about it.
     
  8. ThirdPartyView

    ThirdPartyView Keeping Jack Dempsey from ducking

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    He actually retained the WBA International Junior Middleweight title according to Boxrec - he didn't even win their 'official' trinket as far as I can tell. And I don't know if I'd consider the IBO as that legit of a sanctioning body insofar as body 'standards' go (for his Middleweight claim)...
     
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    Lazy Man Heavyweight Champion of the World

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    :icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:
     
  10. Benji Snap

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    Yeah it allows shoulder charges where as in union they are illegal.

    rugby league is also a bit more like NFL with set periods of offense and defense and 6 downs for the attacking team.
     
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    Yes, he has more haters then any other politician. Anyone who understands boxing, even the smallest bit, will know he's a complete tosser.

    Greatest athlete? I'd easily rate the people that compete on that tv show...think it's rexonas search for the top athlete? Airs over the summer, has a guy from each sport in it, not sure of name. Anyway, I'd say that he'd still rate well athletically, but as for the best, I'd rate quite a few footballers from different codes as more gifted than he is. I'm sure theres a host of others too, names don't come to mind at the moment. Too tired :|
     
  12. Benji Snap

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    Yeah Rexona's Australia's Greatest Athlete competition.

    Billy Slater has won that twice... both seasons against a different set of athletes each time. He is a true all round great athlete... I was so impressed with him. He even beat other athletes at their own sport.

    What impresses me most about Mundine is he went from being a rugby league star to not just becoming the best boxer in our country but winning four world titles, sure he hasn't fought all the top fighters but he has beat good fighters like Green and Geale and pushed Kessler to a decision. He is probably too old now to do much more at 35 but his natural athleticism and instincts were always ahead of the rest in the NRL and in his earlier fights his speed was amazing which helped compensate for his inexperience. I usually don't like talking about IF's but if Mundine started boxing from a young age, had his many amateur fights like other boxers and turned pro when he was young he could have been anything he wanted in the boxing world imo. He had all the attributes. In this modern era of professional sport anyone who can compete at the top in two completely distinct sports is something special.
     
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    Its Mundine, who cares the guy talks the talk and rarely walks the walk.
     
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    and the circus rolls on
     
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    That's cool that he warned him so he can get the huggers excited but still be respectful of the future opponent.
     
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    lol... so gay.
     
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    I don't know why I'm cracking up so hard at that. I guess it's cool that he warned him and it does hype the fight.. but Lol..

    I've never seen too much of Mundine other than his Kessler fight, I think I was turned off because he says he's the best all of the time but I'm not impressed with the record. Has he fought outside of Australia?

    I am impressed he started boxing at 26 and He is on an elite level I suppose.
     
  18. Czechvarmander

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    Mundine has always been savvy about trying to get people riled up by trolling them to attempt to draw more money for his fights.

    The only problem is that aside from the Geale fight his fights have been fucking atrocious over the past two years, and that was against meager opposition.

    It's tough to play the trolling, trash-talking, super-heel when you bore people to tears in the ring.
     
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    More proof that guy is an arsehole
     
  20. TheRatman

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    WTF, that is some dumb ass shit.

    "I am go to push you back. OK"
     

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