More A pair of undefeated records entered the ring and it was Terence Crawford who came out victorious over Jeff Horn as the new WBO welterweight world champion. Crawford dominated all night long showing his combination of power and speed from the very first round.
It was a left hook to the chin that dropped Mundine after of the very first round. I pass it on to them.
It's boxing, sometimes you get caught. He's definitely showing his power. Both fighters are in the ring. Mundine walked out with James Roberts and a big entourage.
Horn walked out to Seven Nation Army.
Liam Wilson challenging Brent Rice for the Australian super featherweight title. It's a good fight, but everyone's ready for the main event now Brent Rice walking out to 'Working Class Man' is all the right areas at this point.
HornMundine — Brendan Bradford 1bbradfo November 30, One more fight - a 10 rounder - before the main event. The crowd is building, but there's not much atmosphere really. Expectant chatter more than anything. Crowd building. Two more rounds of this bout, then a 10 round fight before HornMundine pic.
Horn's hands are wrapped and he's ready to roll.
Happy Hornet in his dressing room HornMundine pic. The WBA Oceania welterweight title is on the line. He fought at range most of the four rounds, only engaging when he wanted to. He's good to go. Had to be under Mundine is here with his crew. Jeff Horn running late for pre-fight weigh-in.
Stuck in traffic apparently. The Man nice and composed pic. Chua started well, landing plenty on MacKenzie, but the powerful New South Welshman managed to land a few big shots as the round wore on. Chua kept the pace up through the second round as well, finding success regularly.
MacKenzie still managed to get some solid blows in, but he was made to work for it.
Chua gassed in round three, but rebounded in the fourth, rocking MacKenzie twice, before MacKenzie finished strongly. The final two rounds were a war, with each trading and fading. Plenty of in-fighting. Good, gritty, technical action. Vastly different to the previous bout. Nice to see BillyDib in his brother Youssef's corner before jumping in the mic to commentate on radio.
Had a chat to Billy yesterday. He said he's looking to get into the media more and is writing his book. Horn - Jeff's brother - and O'Shea swung for the fences for three-and-a-half rounds until Horn copped a good one on the chin in the fourth. His mouthguard went flying and the ref stopped the bout.
From the untelevised fights Joe Goodall scored one-sided four decision win. It's going to be a busy weekend for Australian fight fans, with UFC Adelaide being held two days later on December 2nd.
The fight should get underway shortly after that. Doors opened at Suncorp Stadium at pm and fights got underway shortly afterwards.
If you're planning on watching the fight on PPV, we'd suggest buying it sometime during the day. There's often a late surge of people buying Mundine fights and there have been issues with purchasing in the past.
The stadium was the venue for Horn's biggest triumph, when he outpointed Manny Pacquiao last year. Home of the Brisbane Broncos, Suncorp Stadium - formerly Lang Park - can seat 52, people for football matches, but that number increases greatly for boxing, when spectators can sit on the field.
Making his way to the scales first, Mundine weighed-in at It was a surprise for the hundred or so fans and media in attendance, with many believing Mundine would struggle to drop weight. Horn stepped on the scales next, weighing Having fought at the welterweight limit of Things took a dramatic turn when the fighters squared off after weighing in.
Going face-to-face, Horn appeared to say something in Mundine's ear, with Choc taking exception to it. Mundine lashed out at Horn, and a brief scuffle ensued. Check out this link right here to meet the man credited with ensuring Mundine made the weight easily.
Horn has fought his entire career at welterweight Read this article to see more of what Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton had to say on the weight. Here's a clip of Mundine talking about the weight at a training session at his base in Redfern.
Here's the fight card.
There will be two belts on the line when Jeff Horn and Anthony Mundine step into the ring. Choc claimed the bout earlier this year when he defeated Tommy Browne in Sydney. It will be the first time since November that Mundine has fought over 12 rounds. Mundine's corner threw in the towel in the 11th round against American Charles Hatley three years ago, meaning the last time he went a full 12 rounds was his split decision win over Sergey Rabchenko in November The last time Horn went that far was his win over Pacquiao in July Both of his title defences against Gary Corcoran and Terence Crawford were scheduled for 12 rounds, but went 11 and nine respectively.
In comparison, Mundine has gone a full 12 rounds on 17 occasions, including twice against Daniel Geale, once against Green and in fights against Sam Soliman and Nader Hamdan. If he hurts Horn early, Mundine might have a chance of earning a stoppage win, but if he doesn't exert his dominance, Fenech believes The Hornet will earn a KO midway though the fight.