10 years after a big domestic clash in Australia, Anthony Mundine and Danny Green are finally set to face off once more, potentially ending a long feud that still boils today.
The Herald Sun reports that the two fighters and their camps had a secret meeting in an airport, and the agents agreed to a 50/50 split. Mundine walked out after five minutes, leaving things in his agent’s hands, but everything is said to have come together smoothly.
The two will either meet this year or on Australia Day (January 26) of 2017. The fight is said to be worth $30 million, even with both men well past their primes. It’s that sort of genuinely rivalry that can still sell a fight, as people love to see a score settled like this.
The fight will also be at a catchweight of 183 pounds (83kg). Mundine has been fighting at 154 pounds in recent years, and he’s never fought over 168, so he’s going to have to pack on quite a bit of weight. Green came back to the ring last August after three years off, weighing in at 187¼ in a win over Roberto Bolonti.
Mundine (47-7, 27 KO) has lost two of his last three, stopped by Charles Hatley last time out, and dominated by Joshua Clottey over 12 rounds in April 2014. Between those fights, he won a controversial decision over Sergey Rabchenko.
Green (34-5, 28 KO) is two years older than Mundine, but maybe doesn’t have the miles on his body, or at the least, it’s probably even. He's got a fight against Kane Watts (18-2, 11 KO) coming on August 3 in Melbourne.