It is back on. Wednesday the 27th of November will finally see legendary American boxer and future hall of famer Sugar Shane Mosley (47-8-1, 39KOs) take to the ring in Australia to fight Anthony Mundine (44-5, 26KOs).
After the well publicised events which seen Mosley leave Australia just days before the previously scheduled October 23 clash, Mundine and his team have taken over the promotional reigns and lured the American back with a guaranteed 1 Million dollar pay check.
The fight for the vacant WBA International Light Middleweight title will be held at Olympic Park in Sydney and broadcast on MainEvent PPV.
With ticket and PPV sales low, it is rumoured Mundine will lose in excess of $500,000 promoting this event. Mundine has made clear, “I don’t care about the money. This is about respect and it’s about my legacy.”
The undercard will feature Mundine’s stable mate, Super Middleweight Renold Quinlan in an 8 round contest. Quinlan is undefeated in 5 professional fights, recording 3 stoppages. His opponent will be Ghana born Joseph Kwadjo (21-6, 16KOs).
David Aloua, another member of the Mundine camp will also take part on the undercard. Aloua (8-1, 5KOs) is coming of the first defeat of his career earlier this year when he challenged Australian champion Daniel Ammann. He is looking to bounce back from this loss with a victory over Fijian, Mosese Sorovi (22-17-1, 22KOs). This bout is in the Cruiserweight division over 6 rounds.
The bout between controversial NRL player Blake Ferguson and Goulburn excavator Luke Turner which was scheduled for the first event has been salvaged. It will take place at Heavyweight over 4, two minute rounds.
Also on the card are 4 round fights featuring Light Middleweight Ahmed Dib who will take on Thailand’s Mike Wanprasert. Bilal Akkawy vs Jacques Henrisson in a Super Middleweight contest. Sam Ah See will clash with Daniel Roy Maxwell at Light Middleweight and Light Welterweight Dylan Emery will also feature.