Former world champion Anthony Mundine has told WBN that he still hopes to resurrect his cancelled clash with ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley after the American legend flew back to the United States on the eve of their scheduled bout.
The 38 year-old was just days away from his first outing since losing to Aussie rival Daniel Geale last January when a disagreement over money put an end to Mundine’s hopes of a high-profile encounter with Mosley in Sydney.
After hours of explaining to the gathering press why the fight will not be taking place, ‘The Man’ is trying to focus on the positives and hopes to rearrange a date with Mosley for later in the year, possibly December.
“I have said all I had to say at the press conference. I am drained and tired from the day and the situation. All is know is we hope to reschedule with Boxa Promotions staging it with Golden Boy Promotions,” Mundine told World Boxing News.
“The fight can happen and I still think it’s possible to have it in Australia as there is not the same money to be made if the fight takes place in the USA.”
Mosley, 42, has been partially paid for the original fight, which should have taken place today, but may hold out for even more money now after being put through the rigmarole of training for a fight that never took place.
The three-weight world title holder will perhaps be eyeing a fight on home soil in the next few weeks to make up for what would be a wasted camp, and at this stage I believe it could be a long shot that the two can work out a new deal by the end of the year.
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