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Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine agree to significant weight penalty

Horn and Mundine have agreed to face one another in Australia.

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Aussie fighters Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine appear to be primed to face one another in what I presume must be a fun fan attraction in their native country. WBN reports that the fighters have officially inked their contracts for the Nov. 30th scrap but there are some details in the contract to safeguard Horn’s interests.

Mundine, who started off as a middleweight and moved all the way up to 175 at one point, has agreed to fight Horn at 156 12 pounds. Mundine made his last appearance in January at 159lbs but there are obviously concerns about his weight coming into face Horn, who normally campaigns at 147lbs.

So in their contract their is a built-in penalty for Mundine should he come in overweight for this bout. Mundine will reportedly be fined $350,000 if he’s up to two pounds over the weight limit, and $500,000 for every additional two pounds. Needless to say, that’s a big chunk of change.

Horn and Mundine are scheduled to go head-to-head at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane with Horn saying he’s under pressure to put on a good performance as he’s the favorite in the fight.

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