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Anthony Mundine calls out Jeff Horn for a rematch

‘I can’t go out like that – just give me another chance’: Anthony Mundine demands rematch with Jeff Horn – after he was knocked out in just 96 seconds in embarrassing mismatch

  • Boxing star Mundine has surprisingly called out his rival Jeff Horn for a rematch
  • He was knocked out after 96 secs in what was intended to be his final fight 
  • Anthony Mundine, 43, said in a Fox Sports interview he ‘can’t go out like that’ 

Anthony Mundine has surprisingly called out his rival Jeff Horn for a rematch after he was knocked out in 96 seconds in what was intended to be his final fight as a professional boxer.

The 43-year-old called for a rematch during an interview with Fox Sports News, which is expected to be aired on Sunday. 

His demand comes despite being clearly outclassed by Horn in Brisbane earlier this month, when he was floored by a left hook in the first round. 

Anthony Mundine has surprisingly called out his rival Jeff Horn for a rematch. The pair are pictured during a fiery weigh-in before their bout last month

The 43-year-olds' demands for a rematch come despite being knocked out after just 96 seconds during his fight against Horn earlier this month

The 43-year-olds’ demands for a rematch come despite being knocked out after just 96 seconds during his fight against Horn earlier this month

The boxing star has had a glowing 18-year stint as a pro boxer and now wants to exit it with a bang. 

He said in the interview: ‘I can’t go out like that. Period. I thought it was going to be over after this one, too. 

‘But when something happens like that and you’ve had time to reflect on it, you’re like, ”Man, just give me another chance”.’

He appealed to his boxing rival, saying: ‘I don’t want to die wondering, man. Just give me one more shot.’ 

Mundine (R) grabbs his opponent Jeff Horn (L) during the weigh in before their bout at Suncorp Stadium

Mundine (R) grabbs his opponent Jeff Horn (L) during the weigh in before their bout at Suncorp Stadium

Mundine had drastically changed his tune from earlier this month, when he announced he was happy to hand in his gloves and accepted his career was now over

He appealed to his boxing rival, saying: 'I don't want to die wondering, man. Just give me one more shot'

Mundine had drastically changed his tune from earlier this month, when he announced he was happy to hand in his gloves and accepted his career was now over

Mundine had drastically changed his tune from earlier this month, when he announced he was happy to hang up his gloves and accepted his career was now over.

He said he had ‘nothing left to prove’ and felt at peace.

‘I feel like there’s an enormous weight been lifted from my shoulders,’ Mundine told The Sunday Telegraph at the time. 

The boxer also admitted on Facebook that towards the end of his career he had lost his passion for the sport and felt like he wasn’t ‘doing it for the love.’

While a rematch with Horn isn’t in his contract, he is hoping his opponent will be willing to take him on once more. 

Mundine's demand comes despite being clearly outclassed by Horn in Brisbane earlier this month, when he was floored by a left hook in the first round 

Mundine’s demand comes despite being clearly outclassed by Horn in Brisbane earlier this month, when he was floored by a left hook in the first round 



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