Veteran light-middleweight Anthony Mundine took every round against little-known Gunnar Jackson in Queensland on Wednesday in a contest that failed to enhance the Australian’s chances of claiming another world title shot.
‘The Man’ was on top throughout the ten-round fight against his second replacement opponent, who stepped in once Carson Jones and Billy Lyell announced they were unavailable to participate.
Mundine had way too much experience and guile for Jackson as predicted, and took the drab encounter 100-90 on all three cards to improved his record to 46-5 with a follow-up win to his recent stoppage over Shane Mosley.
It wasn’t the big name Mundine had hoped for after Mosley pulled out of their fight midway through due to a back injury last November, although ‘Choc’ had already explained to WBN pre-fight that at this point in his career any fight is better than none to keep busy.
The former two-weight world champion is now focusing his efforts on securing a fight with WBA title holder Erislandy Lara later on this year, but looks a million miles away from his dream of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr.
On the undercard at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, prospects Renold Quinlan and Cameron Hammond both scored points victories to keep their unbeaten records intact.
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