Anthony Mundine

Anthony “The Man” Mundine (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian former professional boxer and rugby league footballer. In boxing he competed from 2000 to 2018, and held the WBA super-middleweight title twice between 2003 and 2008, as well as the IBO middleweight title from 2009 to 2010, and the WBA interim super-welterweight title from 2011 to 2012. Mundine is well known for his heated rivalries with fellow Australians Danny Green and Daniel Geale.

Before his move to boxing, Mundine was the highest-paid player in the NRL.[1] He considers himself to be Australia's best all-round athlete.[2] He is the son of former boxer Tony Mundine and hails from the Bundjalung people of northern coastal areas of New South Wales.[3]

Mundine was named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person of the Year in 2000. He is the first boxer in history to have had every one of his professional fights broadcast for television and has generated more pay-per-views than any other Australian boxer since he turned professional.[4] Steve Bunce has described him as "arguably the greatest crossover athlete in boxing history".[5] Mundine has had a stormy relationship with the media:[6] his conversion to Islam in 1999, self-promotion and outspoken opinions have created a love–hate relationship with the Australian public.[7] Mundine has been described as "the most polarising athlete in Australian sports history".[8]

Anthony Mundine
Anthony Mundine
  • The Man
  • Choc
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Reach178 cm (70 in)
Born21 May 1975 (age 44)
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Boxing record
Total fights57
Wins by KO28

Early life and education

Mundine was born in Newtown, in the inner west of Sydney in 1975. Both of his parents are Aboriginal.[9] Mundine was raised as a Christian, but converted to Islam in the late 1990s[10]. Mundine played junior rugby league for Hurstville United, and while attending Kingsgrove High School, Mundine starred for the school in the 1993 & 1994 teams which won the University Shield both years. He also played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1993.[11] That year, Mundine signed with the St. George Dragons as an eighteen-year-old.[12] Mundine attended Canterbury Boys' High School and Cleveland Street High School.

Rugby league

Anthony Mundine
Personal information
Born21 May 1975 (age 44)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73 kg (11 st 7 lb)
PositionFive-eighth, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–96 St. George Dragons 60 30 3 1 127
1997 Brisbane Broncos 18 3 0 0 12
1998 St. George Dragons 23 7 0 1 29
1999–00 St. George Illawarra 33 19 0 0 76
Total 134 59 3 2 244
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 NSW City Origin 1 0 0 0 0
1999 New South Wales 3 1 0 0 4
Source: [13]

In 1994, Mundine represented the Junior Kangaroos, the team that beat Great Britain's under-19s in the curtain-raiser to the Australia v. France Test at Parramatta Stadium.

In 1996, he played in a losing grand final, against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. That year, he was the victim of racial vilification when Rugby League player Barry Ward called Mundine a "black cunt".[14] Ward was fined $10,000 for the offense. At the end of that season Mundine announced that he was signing with the Brisbane Broncos in the Super League competition.

In 1997 he played 18 games for the Broncos, scoring three tries.[15] He also played at centre in his second consecutive grand final, this time a victory against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Brisbane.

In 1998 he returned to the Dragons.

Mundine was selected to play for New South Wales in each of the three matches of the 1999 State of Origin series, scoring a try in Game I on debut.[16] That year he also assisted the Dragons' run to the Grand Final, with a hat-trick against the Sharks in the major semi-final. The following week the Dragons lost to the Melbourne Storm in the 1999 NRL Grand Final during which and Mundine, playing at five-eighth knocked-on over the try line early in the second half, which proved to be a major turning point in the match. In 2000, Mundine declared before playing Melbourne in the grand final rematch that St George were "the true premiers". Melbourne went on to win the match 70-10 at The Melbourne Cricket Ground.[17]

Mundine was disappointed that further representative honours did not follow, and believed that his representative opportunities did not reflect his abilities and achievements at club level. He raised the issue of racism as the main explanation for this.[18]

Mundine left rugby league halfway through the 2000 season, after being inspired to go into boxing, when a friend, Abdi Osman, showed him a video of Muhammad Ali. He later cited what he claimed was racism concerning rugby league as one of the reasons he quit to take up boxing. Mundine would later make implications during a promotion for a boxing match that former chairman of selectors and respected Aboriginal figure Arthur Beetson may have been an "Uncle Tom" who went along with the alleged racism.[19]

In 2005 Mundine was reported to be making a comeback to the NRL,[20] but this did not eventuate.

In 2007 Mundine was appointed Indigenous Liaison Officer at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Mundine has close family ties to rugby league: he is a relative of Wes Patten,[21] Amos Roberts, Beau Mundine, Blake Ferguson[22] and Reece Robinson, all NRL footballers.[23] He is also the brother-in-law of Tyran Smith who married Mundine's sister, Kellie.[24] Mundine's son CJ Mundine is currently on the path to playing in the NRL.

In September 2016, after stating on previous occasions he wanted to return to rugby league, Mundine claimed that St George chief executive Peter Doust had been in contact with him regarding his availability to play. On 8 December 2017, Mundine again declared that he desired to return to rugby league and singled out St George as the club he wanted to play for. Mundine said in an interview with Fox Sports regarding his possible return that “It could be possible, you don’t know. Anything is possible with me,”.[25][26][27]

On the 21st April 2019 it was announced that Mundine would make a return to rugby league and had signed with the Matraville Tigers in the South Sydney District Junior Rugby League.[28]

Boxing career

Mundine is trained by his father, Tony Mundine, who was a middleweight contender during the 1970s.[29]

Mundine fought his first professional boxing match in July 2000, at the age of 25. After a limited amateur career (he had 4 amateur fights when he was 17), his first professional fight was against New Zealander Gerrard Zohs. Only 10 professional bouts later Mundine fought for his first world title against long reigning IBF supermiddleweight champion Sven Ottke in January 2001.

Mundine vs. Sven Ottke

In 2001 Anthony Mundine took on then Super Middleweight champion Sven Ottke for the IBF Super Middleweight belt, Mundine was ahead on points before being knocked out by a right hand to the temple in the 10th round. This was the first time Mundine lost by knockout.

Mundine vs. Antwun Echols

Since the WBA and IBF super middleweight titles had been unified by Sven Ottke, Ottke was upgraded to "super" champion status by the WBA and the WBA "regular" super middleweight title was declared vacant (see undisputed champion). Mundine went on to claim the vacant WBA Super Middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over Antwun Echols on 3 September 2003, in front of his home crowd at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Mundine vs. Manny Siaca

After gaining the vacant WBA title and defending the title once, Mundine fought against Manny Siaca, In a hesitant performance Mundine lost in a 12-round split points decision.

Mundine vs. Mikkel Kessler

Mundine failed in his attempt to win the WBA super middleweight title after losing by decision to Mikkel Kessler on 6 August 2005 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Mundine vs. Danny Green

Mundine's biggest Australian rivalry is with Perth-based Danny Green. In 2001, Mundine called Danny Green "a bum" in response to Green using Mundine's name to garner media attention, and stated that Danny would be a "no hoper" against him. Green waged a consistent media war with Mundine, using the media to build up his own name, and interest in a potential fight with Mundine. The two boxers finally, after much anticipation, fought on 17 May 2006, at Aussie Stadium, Sydney. The bout was one of the most anticipated in Australian boxing history, and was thought to eclipse the attendance record of 37,000 when Jeff Fenech fought Azumah Nelson in their rematch in 1992. The fight was broadcast on Main Event helmed by Michael Schiavello. It was the biggest Pay Per View event in Australian television history. Green became the slight favourite about 2 hours before the bout. Green had little answer to Mundine's speed and jab, giving Mundine the upper hand. Mundine won a twelve-round unanimous decision by the following scores: Judge Michael Lee 116–113, Judge Pinij Prayadsub 118–111, Judge Derek Milham 118–112.

Mundine vs. Sam Soliman II

Soliman and Mundine would meet for a second time, this time competing for the vacant WBA "regular" super middleweight championship of the world. Unlike the first fight, Mundine dominated the proceedings, knocking his opponent down once in the second round, and three times in the ninth, prompting a knockout ruling by the referee.

Mundine vs. Daniel Geale I

On 27 May 2009, Mundine faced then-undefeated International Boxing Organization middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21–0–0). Mundine won by split decision with two judges scoring it 116–113 and 114–113 in favour of Mundine, the third judge scoring 115–113 for Geale.[30] After the fight, Mundine admitted that he had barely studied Geale prior to the fight.[31] The fight undercard also marked the debut of Mundine’s close friend and league-turned-rugby player Sonny Bill Williams.[32]

Mundine vs. Garth Wood I

On 8 December 2010 Mundine took on the winner of The Contender Australia boxing series, Garth Wood. After an awkward first four rounds, consisting of grappling, Mundine was on his way to a wide decision (being ahead 4–0 on the cards). Mundine was knocked out in the 5th round by Wood. Wood was able to land a flush left hook on Mundine's chin, sending him to the canvas. The result was reported to be one of the biggest upsets in Australian boxing history.[33]

Mundine vs. Garth Wood II

On 13 April 2011 Mundine gained revenge for his loss when he defeated Wood in a rematch won every round and dropped him twice and won, via a 10-round unanimous points decision.

Mundine vs. Rigoberto Alvarez

On 19 October 2011 Mundine faced former WBA champion Rigoberto Alvarez for the interim WBA Light Middleweight world title. Mundine won by unanimous decision and as a result became the mandatory challenger for the full belt holder Austin Trout.

Mundine stripped of title

Trout was previously in negotiations with Mundine, but when Trout's management put additional options in the contract Mundine's team decided to force the fight through mandatory position enabling a more favourable negotiation. In March 2012 Mundine turned down the opportunity to face Trout. The promotion of the fight went to a purse bid which Mundine did not pursue. The WBA stripped Mundine of his title in May 2012 for failing to meet the obligations for the mandatory fight.[34] Mundine signed a short-term deal with American promoter Cameron Dunkin.

Mundine vs. Bronco McKart

On 14 July 2012 Mundine faced American Bronco McKart. It was Mundine's first fight in the United States, with the stated aim being to eventually challenge undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.. Mundine went on to win the bout by seventh-round TKO.[35] McKart's loss was his first stoppage defeat since 2006, when he lost to Kelly Pavlik, and only his third TKO defeat in 65 fights.[36]

Mundine vs. Daniel Geale II

On 30 January 2013, Mundine fought Daniel Geale for the second time, with Geale's IBF title on the line. The bout was the first time two Australians have fought for the IBF world middleweight title.[37] The fight was sought by Mundine as a stepping-stone to his ultimate desire of fighting world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., while Geale was seeking to avenge his only professional career loss – which was to Mundine in 2009. This was the biggest boxing event in Australia since Mundine fought Danny Green in 2006.[38] Featured on the undercards were Kimbo Slice and Joel Brunker, among others.[39] Mundine went on to lose the bout by unanimous points decision 112–116, 111–117 and 111–117. However, he refused to accept the result[40] and immediately after ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. read out the result, Mundine and his entourage stormed out of the ring and left the arena.[41] Following Mundine's attack on the fight judges and their scoring, New South Wales Combat Sports Authority chairman Denis Fitzgerald is seeking legal advice to determine whether Mundine can be sued for his outburst.[42]

Mundine vs. Shane Mosley

Mundine was to have fought American boxing legend Shane Mosley on 23 October 2013, at the Sydney Entertainment Centre; however, the fight was called off at the last minute by Shane Moseley, who demanded $1 million before entering the ring. Mundine had sent $300,000 of his own money, and his friend Jeff Fenech also put in 1/2 million upon Mosely's arrival to Australia, but this was short of the required $1 million. Mundine was keen to reschedule the fight and managed to raise the required $1 million appearance money with his manager, and the fight eventually took place on 27 November at Allphones Arena. The fight ended after round 6 with Shane Mosley retiring due to back spasms, giving Mundine the victory via TKO.

Mundine vs. Joshua Clottey

On 9 April 2014 Mundine fought former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in Newcastle and lost by unanimous decision.[43]

Mundine vs. Sergey Rabchenko

On 12 November 2014, Mundine fought with then undefeated European champion Sergey Rabchenko at Hisense Arena, Melbourne. The sponsorship manager of the fight was suspected Melbourne underworld figure, Mick Gatto.[44] The undercard featured former NRL player Cory Paterson. Mundine came into the fight a huge underdog after his defeat to Clottey and against a young undefeated opponent, he went on to win the fight in a split decision, with the three judges scoring the fight 113–115, 115–113 and 116–112. He is now the mandatory contender for Floyd Mayweather, Jr's WBC world championship belt.[45]

Following Rabchenko, Mundine was due to fight Austin Trout in San Antonio, Texas on 9 May 2015; however, Mundine had to pull out after sustaining a perforated ear drum prior to the fight. Mundine was later replaced with Luis Galarza.[46]

Business interests

Mundine has an extensive real estate portfolio and is also the owner of the sporting brand Boxa (est. 2000) and the Boxa Bar cafe in Hurstville.[47] Early on the morning of 14 November 2013 the bar was destroyed by fire.[48] Between 2000 and 2012 Mundine was managed by Khoder Nasser.[49]

Music career

Mundine appeared in the music video of Angry Anderson's 1990 hit song "Bound for Glory". In 2001 Mundine appeared as himself in the music video "Like a Dog" by the Australian rock group Powderfinger, whose frontman Bernard Fanning praised Mundine as "the perfect lead, in terms of what the song is about and the fact that he's prepared to speak up for what he believes in."[50] In 2005 he featured in beatboxer Joel Turner's single "Knock U Out". He then released his own debut single, "Platinum Ryder",[51] which also featured Nathan Merritt and Amos Roberts in the music video. The film clip created controversy for the burning of the Union Jack and a photo of then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard.[52] Mundine also appeared in the Brothablack music video, Are You With Me Out There, along with league player Joe Williams. In 2008 Mundine featured in the video of a GetUp Mob version of the song From Little Things Big Things Grow. In 2009 Mundine also appeared alongside Shannon Noll in the Street Warriors debut album, Unstoppable Force. Mundine's album, entitled Dreams is yet to be released and there is currently no stated release date.

Other media

In July 2002, both Anthony and his father Tony appeared on an episode of Burke's Backyard with veteran Australian Gardening guru Don Burke.[53] Also in 2002 he appeared with other stars and celebrities in Celebrity Big Brother.[54] In 2003 he was in an episode of Greeks on the Roof and in 2005 he appeared on Dancing with the Stars. From 2007 to 2009 he appeared on The Footy Show.[55] He was in a five-hour interactive DVD called Raising Children: A Guide to Parenting from Birth to Five. This DVD also featured Russell Crowe, Danielle Spencer, Neil Perry, Stan Grant and Johanna Griggs.[56] He has also appeared in The Contender Australia three times.[55] And been a guest, starring as himself, on the Pizza TV series. In 2010 Mundine was a Special Guest Trainer on The Biggest Loser Australia: Couples 2.

Mundine's portrait by James Hunt, entitled Bora Anthony Mundine, was a notable finalist in the 2002 Archibald Prize.

Mundine is featured as part of the roster on the Fight Night Round 4 and Fight Night Champion video games.

In October 2016 he appeared on Anh Do's Anh's Brush with Fame on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In January 2018, Mundine was revealed as a celebrity contestant on the fourth season of the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[57] As of 8 February 2018, Anthony Mundine became the second celebrity to walk out on the 2018 series of I'm a Celebrity Get me out of here Australia following Bernard Tomic.[58]

Indigenous Deadly Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Indigenous Male Sportsperson of the Year Deadly Award Male Sportsperson of the Year Won
2006 Indigenous Male Sportsperson of the Year Deadly Award Male Sportsperson of the Year Won
2003 Indigenous Male Sportsperson of the Year Deadly Award Male Sportsperson of the Year Won

Public controversy

In an interview in October 2001, Mundine said of the 11 September terrorist attacks, "They call it an act of terrorism, but if you can understand religion, and our way of life, it’s not about terrorism. It’s about fighting for God’s law, and America’s brought it upon themselves".[59] Offering some insight into his tendency to make controversial comments in the media, Mundine stated that "If you want to toe the line, if you want to be some corporate guy and say the right things, do the right things, you might be okay in the media's eye, but it won't be real for me."[60] Mundine later claimed he was taken out of context stating: "Those comments were just spun around like I was clapping my hands. I have a family too, I know what it is like to suffer the loss of someone close to me, and I would never wish that upon anyone. The point I was trying to get across was that it was in a war state of mind, and there is always going to be tit for tat, so why put yourself in a situation where you can endanger people. I have got nothing against any American, I have got nothing against any human being. It breaks my heart that people think I would even have that line of thought about being happy about people dying. That is crap and I want to clarify that because it is wrong."[61]

Mundine would also refer to Cathy Freeman as a sell out: "Cathy Freeman. She sold out, toeing the line. And that ain't me. I'm not a fake." He also went on to state repeated times that men, not women, are more qualified to lead. "As far as being a leader, that's not her anyway, a man can only lead."[60]

In late 2012, Mundine questioned former opponent WBA/IBF champion Daniel Geale's indigenous Tasmanian heritage saying he should not wear the Australian Aboriginal Flag on his shorts. "I thought they wiped all the Aborigines from Tasmania out ... He's got a white woman, he's got white kids. I keep it real, all day every day." Mundine said. When asked whether Geale deserved to sport the Aboriginal flag on his trunks, Mundine responded: "No."[62] Mundine later apologised to Tasmanian Aborigines, adding that he felt many people claimed indigenous heritage in order to receive government benefits but had no real connection with their Aboriginal roots. He also claimed that Australia was one of "the most racist nations in the world" before calling for the Australian anthem and Australian flag to be changed to be more inclusive of indigenous Australians.[63]

In November 2013, Mundine, an Aboriginal Australian,[64] made comments on Twitter stating that homosexuality was incompatible with Aboriginal beliefs.[65] Following Mundine's comments, Aboriginal actor Luke Carroll pointed out that Mundine's own religious beliefs that led him to form his opinions on homosexuality were incompatible with the Aboriginal Dreamtime.[66] On coming out in a 2015 interview with NITV, former NRL player Casey Conway described Mundine's comments as "really disappointing" and unrepresentative of the Aboriginal community, describing the damage that homophobic comments can do to young people.[67]

In July 2015, Mundine sent a "desperate" and "bizarre" open letter to Floyd Mayweather, Jr., claiming that he is "the uncrowned best athlete of all time"[68][69] seeking to challenge Mayweather for his final fight in September 2015. The letter was filled with "emojis and spelling errors".[70]

Professional boxing record

No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
57 Loss 48–9 Jeff Horn KO 1 (12), 1:36 30 Nov 2018 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia Lost WBO Oriental middleweight title;
For vacant WBA Oceania middleweight title
56 Win 48–8 Tommy Browne TKO 2 (10), 2:59 17 Jan 2018 Star City Casino, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBO Oriental middleweight title
55 Loss 47–8 Danny Green MD 10 3 Feb 2017 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia For Australian cruiserweight title
54 Loss 47–7 Charles Hatley TKO 11 (12), 1:38 11 Nov 2015 Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia Lost WBC Silver super-welterweight title
53 Win 47–6 Sergey Rabchenko SD 12 12 Nov 2014 Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia Won WBC Silver super-welterweight title
52 Loss 46–6 Joshua Clottey UD 12 9 Apr 2014 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia Lost WBA International super-welterweight title
51 Win 46–5 Gunnar Jackson UD 10 29 Jan 2014 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
50 Win 45–5 Shane Mosley RTD 7 (12), 0:01 27 Nov 2013 Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBA International super-welterweight title
49 Loss 44–5 Daniel Geale UD 12 30 Jan 2013 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia For IBF middleweight title
48 Win 44–4 Bronco McKart TKO 7 (10), 2:04 14 Jul 2012 Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada, US Won vacant IBF North American middleweight title
47 Win 43–4 Rigoberto Álvarez UD 12 19 Oct 2011 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia Won vacant WBA interim super-welterweight title
46 Win 42–4 Xavier Toliver TKO 7 (10) 5 Jun 2011 The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
45 Win 41–4 Garth Wood UD 10 13 Apr 2011 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
44 Loss 40–4 Garth Wood KO 5 (10), 0:58 8 Dec 2010 Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
43 Win 40–3 Ryan Waters TKO 10 (12), 0:24 15 Sep 2010 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia
42 Win 39–3 Carlos Adán Jerez UD 12 30 Jun 2010 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
41 Win 38–3 Robert Medley UD 12 11 Jan 2010 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
40 Win 37–3 Alejandro Gustavo Falliga UD 10 21 Oct 2009 Silverdome, Launceston, Australia
39 Win 36–3 Daniel Geale SD 12 27 May 2009 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia Won IBO middleweight title
38 Win 35–3 Shannan Taylor UD 12 11 Feb 2009 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia Won vacant WBA International middleweight title
37 Win 34–3 Rafael Sosa Pintos UD 10 11 Dec 2008 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia
36 Win 33–3 Crazy Kim UD 10 30 Jul 2008 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia
35 Win 32–3 Sam Soliman UD 12 28 May 2008 Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia Retained WBA super-middleweight title
34 Win 31–3 Nader Hamdan UD 12 27 Feb 2008 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained WBA super-middleweight title
33 Win 30–3 Jose Alberto Clavero KO 4 (12), 2:14 10 Dec 2007 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained WBA super-middleweight title
32 Win 29–3 Pablo Daniel Zamora UD 12 27 Jun 2007 Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia Retained WBA super-middleweight title
31 Win 28–3 Sam Soliman KO 9 (12), 2:26 7 Mar 2007 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBA super-middleweight title
30 Win 27–3 Ruben Eduardo Acosta KO 4 (10), 1:41 15 Nov 2006 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia
29 Win 26–3 Danny Green UD 12 17 May 2006 Aussie Stadium, Sydney, Australia
28 Win 25–3 Rico Chong Nee TKO 3 (10), 3:00 11 Dec 2005 Challenge Stadium, Perth, Australia
27 Win 24–3 Rashi Ali Hadj Matumla TKO 6 (10), 0:36 7 Sep 2005 Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia
26 Loss 23–3 Mikkel Kessler UD 12 8 Jun 2005 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia For WBA super-middleweight title
25 Win 23–2 Darmel Castillo TKO 4 (10), 2:31 2 Feb 2005 Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
24 Win 22–2 Juarne Dowling TKO 3 (10), 2:19 13 Oct 2004 Indoor Sports Centre, Carrara, Australia
23 Win 21–2 Sean Sullivan TKO 10 (10), 0:47 8 Sep 2004 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia
22 Loss 20–2 Manny Siaca SD 12 5 May 2004 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Lost WBA super-middleweight title
21 Win 20–1 Yoshinori Nishizawa TKO 5 (12), 0:43 19 Jan 2004 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia Retained WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title
20 Win 19–1 Antwun Echols UD 12 3 Sep 2003 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Won vacant WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title
19 Win 18–1 Rogerio Cacciatore TKO 1 (10), 1:44 17 Mar 2003 Indoor Sports Centre, Carrara, Australia
18 Win 17–1 Sean Sullivan UD 12 1 Feb 2003 ASB Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand Retained WBA Pan African, WBA Fedelatin, and PABA super-middleweight titles
17 Win 16–1 Rick Thornberry TKO 11 (12) 2 Nov 2002 Indoor Sports Centre, Carrara, Australia Retained WBA Pan African and PABA super-middleweight titles;
Won WBA Fedelatin super-middleweight title
16 Win 15–1 Soon Botes KO 3 (12) 2 Sep 2002 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained PABA super-middleweight title;
Won vacant WBA Pan African super-middleweight title
15 Win 14–1 Lester Ellis TKO 3 (10), 2:04 15 Jul 2002 Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Australia
14 Win 13–1 Darren Obah TKO 6 (12) 3 Jun 2002 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained PABA super-middleweight title
13 Win 12–1 Roland Francis TKO 8 (12) 1 Apr 2002 Indoor Sports Centre, Carrara, Australia Won vacant PABA super-middleweight title
12 Win 11–1 Brad Mayo UD 10 4 Mar 2002 Entertainment Centre, Townsville, Australia
11 Loss 10–1 Sven Ottke KO 10 (12) 1 Dec 2001 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany For IBF super-middleweight title
10 Win 10–0 Guy Waters KO 2 (12) 20 Oct 2001 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight title
9 Win 9–0 Sam Soliman SD 12 3 Sep 2001 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific super-middleweight title
8 Win 8–0 Kevin Pompey TKO 3 (8), 0:57 10 Jul 2001 Centre Molson, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7 Win 7–0 Mike Makata TKO 5 (12) 18 Jun 2001 E.G. Whitlam Recreation Centre, Sydney, Australia Retained PABA super-middleweight title
6 Win 6–0 Timo Masua KO 3 (12) 16 Apr 2001 Indoor Sports Centre, Carrara, Australia Won PABA super-middleweight title
5 Win 5–0 Marc Bargero TKO 6 (12) 19 Feb 2001 NorthPower Stadium at Grahame Park, Gosford, Australia Won Australian super-middleweight title
4 Win 4–0 Ian McLeod TKO 9 (10) 11 Dec 2000 Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia
3 Win 3–0 Heath Stenton UD 8 30 Oct 2000 Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
2 Win 2–0 Nik Taumafai TKO 6 (8) 4 Sep 2000 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
1 Win 1–0 Gerrard Zohs KO 4 (8) 3 Jul 2000 Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia


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Further reading

  • Mundine, Anthony; Daniel Q. Lane (2000). The Man. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 9780732910440.

External links

Anh's Brush with Fame

Anh's Brush with Fame, also known as Anh Do's Brush With Fame, is an Australian television series, first broadcast on the ABC starting 24 August 2016. The program features comedian Anh Do painting a portrait of a celebrity while interviewing his subject.The celebrities to feature in the inaugural season included Amanda Keller, Jimmy Barnes, Magda Szubanski, Craig McLachlan and Anthony Mundine. The program was renewed for a second season of 10 episodes which aired from 12 April 2017, with singer Jessica Mauboy featured in the first episode. The season 2 finale, featuring Samuel Johnson, was filmed after the initial 10 episodes had been completed and therefore not included in the season 2 DVD set.Do is an accomplished artist, having won art prizes previously and been a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize.The fourth season premiered on 17 April 2019.

Beau Mundine

Beau Mundine (born 28 December 1980 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian minor-league rugby league footballer. He has played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League competition. His position of choice is in the centres.

Mundine is the younger cousin of the rugby league footballer turned boxer Anthony Mundine and nephew of the boxer Tony Mundine. A St George junior, he made his NRL debut for the South Sydney Rabbitohs as a 21-year-old in 2002. In 2004 he signed for the Canberra Raiders and continued his NRL career with them.In 2006 he was playing for the St. George Illawarra Dragons and that was his last year in the NRL.


Boxa is an Australian boxing, mixed martial arts and clothing brand that was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2001. World boxing champion and former professional rugby league footballer Anthony Mundine started the brand as a boxing equipment company, but it eventually branched out into clothing as well and a Boxa Bar cafe in Hurstville. The Boxa Bar was destroyed by fire in November 2013. At the time the fire was being investigated by police and being treated as suspicious.

Charles Hatley

Charles Hatley (born January 26, 1986) is an American professional boxer in the Light middleweight division. He won the WBC Silver jr middleweight world title belt in 2015 from Anthony Mundine. Anthony had previously beaten numerous world champions such as Shane Mosley, Danny Green, Sam Soliman & Daniel Geale. Charles Hayley subsequently lost his WBC Silver belt in his first defence in 2017.


Choc may refer to:


Ramiro Choc

Choc, a nickname of the boxer Anthony Mundine

Choc, French photography magazine

Choc Award, granted by the French music magazine "Le Monde de la Musique".

Choc, a typeface by Roger Excoffon

Daniel Geale

Daniel Geale (born 26 February 1981) is an Australian professional boxer. He is a former unified middleweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super) and IBF titles between 2011 and 2013. Additionally he held the IBO middleweight title from 2007 to 2009. As an amateur, Geale won a welterweight gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Dean Lonergan

Dean Lonergan known in the Australian boxing community as "The Locust", is a former professional rugby league footballer, and current events promoter. He is the promoter of Jeff "The Hornet" Horn who won the WBO Welterweight World Championship against Manny Pacquiao in 2017. Lonergan is infamous for sledging Horn's opponents to create publicity and media hype before boxing promotions. It lead to two-time WBA Super Middleweight champion Anthony Mundine labelling Lonergan "a despicable human" in 2018. As of 2019, Lonergan has yet to deny Mundine's allegation which has consequently given birth to the nickname "The Locust" because of the synergy it has with Horn's nickname, "The Hornet".

Garth Wood

Garth Wood (born 13 June 1978) is an Australian professional boxer and former professional rugby league footballer. Wood won the 2009/2010 Contender Boxing Series. He played rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Balmain Tigers in the NRL.

Knock U Out

"Knock U Out" is the second single from Joel Turner and the Modern Day Poets' self-titled album Joel Turner and the Modern Day Poets. It features a guest appearance by boxer Anthony Mundine.

The song incorporates elements from the 1982 Survivor hit "Eye of the Tiger" in keeping with a boxing theme. The chorus and first verse are performed by DubLT, the second verse by Mundine, and the third by C4. Beatboxer Turner provides the beat and also replicates the "Eye of the Tiger" riff using both his voice and guitar. Survivor co-founder and “Eye of the Tiger” co-writer Jim Peterik described the adaptation as “one of the very few versions that i approve. It has the spirit intact.”The lyrical basis of the song is the Modern Day Poets' portrayal as a musical force to be reckoned with, while Mundine’s verse is a shot at his critics and a vow to regain the WBA Super Middleweight title he had previously lost. The music video, filmed at a boxing gym in Melbourne, features the group performing the track in a boxing ring with several female dancers in the background. Other scenes show Turner training with Mundine, with some exterior shots also included.

Mundine’s involvement in the song transpired after he competed with Turner’s manager Mark Holden at a celebrity Grand Prix race in early 2004. Holden played the boxer a demo of the young artists and asked if he would be interested in recording with them. After Mundine agreed, the group was immediately required to write a song that would be suitable for him to rap on."Knock U Out" was released on January 24, 2005, reaching #14 on the ARIA singles charts and #1 on the independent charts.

Like a Dog (song)

"Like a Dog" is a song by Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger. It was released as a single on 15 January 2001, and appeared on the band's fourth studio album, Odyssey Number Five. The song was later included on Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger 1994-2000.

The song's lyrics are based on the band's feelings towards Australia's political position of the time. Musically, "Like a Dog" is strongly influenced by Ian Haug (guitar and backing vocals) and his love of Iggy Pop. "Like a Dog"'s video starred Anthony Mundine in a "raging bull" type sequence. Paul Williams - "Rose Against the Odds" also makes an appearance in video.

List of Archibald Prize 2013 finalists

This is a list of finalists for the 2013 Archibald Prize for portraiture. As the images are copyrighted, an external link to an image has been listed where available (listed is Artist – Title).

Abdul Abdullah - The man (Portrait of Anthony Mundine) (Image)

Giles Alexander - Simulations (Portrait of Lily Serna) (Image)

Del Kathryn Barton - hugo (Portrait of Hugo Weaving) (Winner of the 2013 Archibald Prize) (Image)

Jason Benjamin - Fight Club (Portrait of McLean Edwards) (Image)

Natasha Bieniek - Application (Self-portrait) (Image)

Mitch Cairns - Self-portrait (Image)

Marcus Callum - Portrait of the artist as a young man (Portrait of his son Sebastian) (Image)

Julia Ciccarone - Portrait of Nicholas Jones (Image)

Peter Daverington - The patriot: self-portrait with Albino Joey (Image)

Julie Dowling - Wilfred Hicks (Image)

McLean Edwards - Glenn Barkley, curator (Image)

John Emmerig - Gageler (Image)

Vincent Fantauzzo - Love face (Portrait of Asher Keddie) (Winner of the 2013 People's Choice Award) (Image)

Prudence Flint - Ukulele (Portrait of Athena Bellas) (Image)

Warwick Gilbert - Don Walker (Image)

Mertim Gokalp - Derwish: a portrait of Bille Brown (Image)

David Griggs - TV Moore (Image)

Sarah Hendy - Jasper Knight (Image)

Paul Jackson - Jo (Portrait of Joanna Braithwaite) (Image)

Alan Jones - Corro (Portrait of Pat Corrigan) (Image)

Jasper Knight - Adam Cullen: the light is a drip on a dark hood (Image)

Michael Lindeman - Dear Trustees (self-portrait) (Image)

Fiona Lowry - Shaun Gladwell (Image)

Mathew Lynn - Tara Moss (Winner of the 2013 Packing Room Prize) (Image)

Amanda Marburg - Ken Done (Image)

Abbey McCulloch - Naomi Watts (Image)

Alexander McKenzie - Toni Collette (Image)

Joshua McPherson - Portrait of Ella (Ella Nicol) (Image)

Guy Morgan - Guy Morgan with Peter Pan after retinal detachment (Image)

Carlo Pagoda - Habit de jardinier (Portrait of Pietro Pagoda) (Image)

James Powditch - Ben Quilty, where is my mind? (after the Pixies) (Image)

Sally Ryan - Dr Catherine Hamlin AC (MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG) (Image)

Wendy Sharpe - Anything goes (Venus vamp – burlesque star) (Image)

Imants Tillers - The emergency of being (Self-portrait) (Image)

Michael Vale - Warren Ellis (Image)

Xu Wang - Self-portrait (interviewing Maoist victims) (Image)

Heidi Yardley - Self-portrait: harlequin (Image)

Joshua Yeldham - Self-portrait: Morning Bay (Image)

Michael Zavros - Bad dad (Self-portrait) (Image)

Manny Siaca

Manuel Alejandro Siaca, born (1975-11-21) November 21, 1975, is a Puerto Rican boxer at super middleweight.

Siaca was born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. He turned pro in 1997 and challenged Bruno Girard in 2000 for the WBA Super Middleweight Title, but lost a split decision. In 2001 he took on Byron Mitchell for the Vacant WBA Super Middleweight Title.

Although Siaca was down in the 9th and 12th, he was leading in the fight but was stopped in the 12th. He challenged Mitchell later in the year and in a fight in which Siaca was down in the first and Mitchell was down in the 12th, Siaca lost a split decision.

In 2004 Siaca was able to capture a belt, winning the WBA Super Middleweight Title in an upset split decision victory over Anthony Mundine. He lost the title in his first defense to Mikkel Kessler, after Siaca remained in his corner after round 7.

In 2006 he moved up in weight and battled Silvio Branco for the interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title, but lost the decision.

National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards is an annual Australian awards ceremony that recognises the contribution of Indigenous Australians to human rights and social justice. It is the first national Australian award ceremony dedicated solely to Indigenous human rights achievements.The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards were first inspired by a conversation between migrant-born NSW Parliamentarian, Hon. Shoaquett Moselmane and social justice advocate and suicide prevention researcher, Gerry Georgatos.

Robbie Peden

Robert "Robbie" Lloyd Peden (born 11 November 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian former professional boxer who won the vacant IBF World Super Featherweight Title in 2005 by beating Nate Campbell by TKO. Peden was the third person of Aboriginal descent to win a world title, joining super middleweight Anthony Mundine (2003) and bantamweight Lionel Rose (1968).

Sergey Rabchenko

Sergey Rabchenko (birth name: Siarhei Rabchanka, born 23 February 1986 in Minsk) is a Belarusian professional boxer. He currently fights in the light middleweight division.

Shannan Taylor

Shannan Taylor (born 12 May 1972) is an Australian boxer.

Shannan was trained from his teens in boxing. Training mainly took place at the Bulli PCYC in the boxing room, on the second floor of the building.

In October 2011, he defeated Thailand's Sintung Kietbusaba in his home town of Wollongong to claim the vacant the Middleweight world championship of the World Boxing Foundation (WBFo). Anthony Mundine had taken the title from him in 2009.Taylor's best-known fight was a 2001 bout against "Sugar" Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on 10 March 2001, for the WBC welterweight title, although Mosely won, retaining the title.On 28 November 2011, Taylor was admitted to hospital in Wollongong in a critical condition after a heroin overdose. He regained consciousness after a week in an induced coma.

Street Warriors

Street Warriors are an Australian hip hop group. The group is made up of brothers Abie and Warwick Wright from Local Knowledge. They perform in both English and the Awabakal language.In 2007 Street Warriors released their debut EP, Real Knows Real. This was followed, in 2009, by their debut album, Unstoppable Force,

which was launched by Peter Garrett in 2009. It includes appearances by Shannon Noll and Anthony Mundine. The album included a single, ""Solid Rock"" with Shannon Noll (a re-working of the ARIA Award-winning song by Goanna), which saw them nominated for a Deadly for Single Of The Year backing up their deadly nomination in 2008 The group was named Band of the Year at the Deadly Awards 2013.

The Contender Australia

The Contender Australia is a reality television show based on the sport of boxing, but with an added element of insight into the competitor's lives and relationships with each other within the show's living quarters. The series was filmed in Sydney, Australia and was first aired on Australian Pay-Television channel Fox8 on 3 November 2009. The winner will win the Contender Australia title and a A$250,000 prize-"fight" with Anthony Mundine.

Tony Mundine (boxer)

Anthony "Tony" William Mundine OAM (born 10 June 1951) is an Australian former boxer, and one of the country's most accomplished indigenous fighters. The only Australian boxer to compete professionally in four weight divisions, he held the Australian middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, as well as the Commonwealth middleweight and light heavyweight titles. He also challenged once for the WBA world middleweight title in 1974. He is the father of former world champion boxer Anthony Mundine, and cousin of Warren Mundine.Mundine was the 2005 Inductee for the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame Moderns category.

Professional record summary
57 fights 48 wins 9 losses
By knockout 28 4
By decision 20 5
Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Preceded by
Marc Bargero
super-middleweight champion

19 February 2001 – October 2001
Title next held by
Marc Bargero
Preceded by
Timo Masua
PABA super-middleweight champion
16 April 2001 – December 2001
Title next held by
Title last held by
PABA super-middleweight champion
1 April 2002 – September 2003
Title next held by
Stewart Moller
New title WBA Pan African
super-middleweight champion

2 September 2002 – September 2003
Title next held by
Mpush Makambi
Preceded by
Sean Sullivan
WBA Fedelatin
super-middleweight champion

2 November 2002 – September 2003
Title next held by
Henry Porras
New title WBA International
middleweight champion

11 February 2009 – January 2010
Title next held by
Mahir Oral
IBF North American
middleweight champion

14 July 2012 – 30 January 2013
Lost bid for world title
Title discontinued
Title last held by
Damian Jonak
WBA International
super-welterweight champion

27 November 2013 – 9 April 2014
Succeeded by
Joshua Clottey
Preceded by
Sergey Rabchenko
WBC Silver
super-welterweight champion

27 November 2013 – 9 April 2014
Succeeded by
Charles Hatley
Title last held by
Kerry Hope
WBO Oriental
middleweight champion

17 January 2018 – 30 November 2018
Succeeded by
Jeff Horn
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Daniel Geale
IBO middleweight champion
27 May 2009 – January 2010
Title next held by
Peter Manfredo Jr.
Major world boxing titles
Title last held by
Byron Mitchell
as champion
WBA super-middleweight champion
3 September 2003 – 5 May 2004
Regular title until 27 March 2004
Succeeded by
Manny Siaca
Title last held by
Mikkel Kessler
WBA super-middleweight champion
Regular title

7 March 2007 – 27 May 2008
Title next held by
Mikkel Kessler
Title last held by
Rigoberto Álvarez
WBA super-welterweight champion
Interim title

19 October 2011 – July 2012
Title next held by
Erislandy Lara
Home grounds
Seasons (11)
Other competitions

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