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Ishe Smith: Anthony Mundine rumours are just that

Phil Jay 20/12/2013

Former IBF light-middleweight champion Ishe ‘Sugar Shay’ Smith has dismissed recent speculation that he could be about to agree a deal to fight Shane Mosley-conqueror Anthony Mundine next year.

Some sources in Australia told WBN that a deal between the two may be imminent, although after putting the rumours to Smith, the American stated that no contact with Mundine or his representatives had been made.

“I heard the same rumours, but there is no truth to them at all,” Smith clarified before promising to keep WBN in the loop on when he will return to the ring.

Smith, 35, is considering his next move after losing his beloved title to Carlos Molina via a split decision at the MGM Grand in September on mentor Floyd Mayweather’s undercard, although Mundine is not currently one of his options.

Mundine could potentially see a link between himself and one of Mayweather’s fighter’s as a way to securing the ultimate prize of a fight with the pound for pound number one, which ‘The Man’ has stated is his short-term goal.

The Australian’s recent win over Mosley has certainly put him back in the frame for some bigger fights, but whether the six-round stoppage was enough to secure a massive pay-day with ‘Money’ May is another story.

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