Friday, November 30 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Approximate start time at 10.30pm AEDT.
Horn vs. Mundine recent results
def. by Terence Crawford via 9th round TKO (June 2018)
def. Gary Corcoran via 11th round TKO (December 2017)
def. Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision (July 2017)
def. Tommy Browne via 2nd round KO (January 2018)
def. by Danny Green via majority decision (February 2017)
def. by Charles Hatley via 11th round TKO (November 2015)
The combatants are ready, the jibes have been thrown and as is custom, Anthony Mundine has manufactured some controversy.
But will we get a decent fight?
Jeff Horn, the former WBO welterweight champion who took the boxing world by storm last year with his victory over Manny Pacquiao, will fight 43-year-old Anthony Mundine in the River City Rumble.
On paper, this looks like a massacre waiting to happen.
Horn is in the prime of his career at 30 years of age and despite a devastating loss to Terence Crawford in Las Vegas, looks to be superior to Mundine in every facet coming into this bout.
The two fighters have done a fair amount of work in preparation. The fight will be fought at a catchweight – a 71-kilogram middle ground. Horn is traditionally a welterweight (67kg) and Mundine a middleweight (72.5).
While some argue that the weight suits Mundine, we think the old fella will need every small advantage he can get here. Horn’s camp had demanded ‘severe’ monetary penalties if Mundine failed to meet weight, but there was no such problems at weigh-in.
This fight represents something different to both fighters.
To Horn, it’s a chance to get his name back in the national limelight after an historic rise as an Australian sporting champ came to a grinding halt in his first pro career loss to Terence Crawford. A win against Mundine will help his bank balance and be the first step back towards the international stage.
To Mundine, it’s about one more dance in front of the cameras. One more chance to enjoy the pre-fight banter and national headlines. One more chance to push his narrative and get a decent pay-day.
Horn vs. Mundine betting & value odds
As you’d expect, Horn is the overwhelming favourite to win the bout, paying just $1.17, compared to Mundine’s $5 in head-to-head market.
Let’s take a look at some of the other markets:
- Jeff Horn to win – $1.17
- Jeff Horn to win via points/decision – $2.50
- Jeff Horn to win via KO/TKO – $2.10
- Anthony Mundine to win – $5.00
- Anthony Mundine to via points/decision – $10.00
- Anthony Mundine to win via KO/TKO – $8.50
Horn vs. Mundine final betting tip
There’s something about this fight that smells like a real war is brewing.
Jeff Horn is yet to fight since losing his first professional bout and we don’t know how he will return from that loss mentally. While he should be faster, stronger and has certainly shown he is the form boxer in Australia, we think Mundine could be desperate enough to send this one to the distance.
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