The 38 year-old was originally due to fight road warrior Carson Jones in what will be his 51st pro fight next week, until the Oklahoma welterweight was forced to pull out and compatriot Billy Lyell was then brought in as his replacement.
Less than 48 hours after Lyell stepped in, Mundine was scouting for yet another foe as that contest fell through, and will now battle former super-middleweight Jackson, 29, next Wednesday in his bid to stay busy.
New Zealander Jackson has suffered four losses from his 25 contests and is yet to really make it past his own domestic level, but now gets the chance to cause a huge upset against a former two-weight world champion in Mundine.
There had been some suggestions in the medai down under that the whole card would be cancelled, although Mundine is determined to stick to his plan of fighting regularly as the Australian bids to win another world title this year.
Mundine recently became the first to stop ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley when the US legend retired due to a back injury.
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