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Jeff Horn: I should beat Mundine easily

Horn is confident of a pending bout with and win over Anthony Mundine.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Jeff Horn, the former WBO welterweight champion, is likely to face Anthony Mundine this November in Australia in what should be a big-money bout in the country.

Horn will be moving up in weight for a catchweight fight, which looks like it’ll be at 71kg (156.5 pounds). But Horn is confident that he’s going to have too much for his older opponent:

“The negotiations for the fight have taken a long time and it’s been frustrating but I should beat Mundine easily. He’s been around for a long time, he’s very skilful and he’s got that slick boxing style that could give me problems. But I am very confident.”

It wasn’t too long ago that Horn (18-1-1, 12 KO) and his team were sort of turning up their noses at a fight with the 43-year-old Mundine (48-8, 28 KO), who hasn’t really been a contender in many years now.

But that was before Horn’s June trip to Las Vegas, where he was thoroughly humbled by Terence Crawford in a ninth round TKO loss.

Now, a money fight with Mundine, which may in fact be a relatively easy win for the 30-year-old battler, is plenty attractive. It will pad his bank account, probably get him a win, and get some headlines in Australia and with the boxing media around the world.

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