Anthony Mundine has signed with American manager Cameron Dunkin. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
WBA interim junior middleweight titlist Anthony Mundine has signed a deal with American manager Cameron Dunkin, Lem Satterfield reports.
"He's been a great champion. He's 36 years old, but he's still an outstanding fighter, and there's great fights out there for him," said Dunkin.
"He could fight Chavez Jr., he could fight Miguel Cotto, or he could fight Canelo. He can fight any of those guys. He's really a 154-pounder, but whoever's a big fight for him, he's ready to go."
Of course we've heard all of this from Mundine himself in the past, and then he never fights any of those big names, he just hangs around in Australia fighting guys like Ryan Waters and Xavier Toliver. And given that he had two fights with novice Garth Wood, losing via TKO and edging a decision win, I don't think it's even that fair to say he's "still an outstanding fighter," but then I don't know that I'd say he was ever an outstanding fighter.
But then I am not high on Mundine, nor have I ever been, and until he proves he's more than a mouth, I likely never will be. On paper, the move to sign with Dunkin indicates he's ready to cash out his career and take the risks he's always avoided. But I'll believe it when I see it, personally.