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Anthony Mundine Names The Only Opponent He'd Come Out Of Retirement For

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Anthony Mundine Names The Only Opponent He'd Come Out Of Retirement For

It seems Anthony Mundine hasn't really made his mind up about hanging up the gloves.

Despite seemingly announcing his official retirement from professional boxing yesterday, the 45-year-old has now backtracked by naming the one opponent he'd come out of retirement to fight.

"The only fight I would come back for, only one, that's Danny Green," Mundine told Fox Sports Australia.

Anthony Mundine. Credit: PA
Anthony Mundine. Credit: PA
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"But obviously at 80 or 85kgs.

"If he wanted it and the people wanted it, that's the only one I would do. Nothing else. But I'm not even thinking about boxing. They'd have to come to us."

In their first all-Aussie bout back in 2006, Mundine came out on top against Green thanks to a unanimous decision victory.

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The pair met 11 years later with the 'Green Machine' narrowly getting the job done on the night to exact his revenge.

48-year-old Green hasn't fought since their rematch in 2017 and was one of the first to welcome 'The Man' into retirement.

"Congratulations Anthony Mundine on an incredible boxing career," Green said on social media.

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"World Champion! Speed, timing, placement, skill, strength, instinct... people who know me know that I liked your style. Was great to watch when you were on.

"We shared the longest and greatest boxing rivalry in the history of the sport in this country and our pay per view records will NEVER be eclipsed. That's something to be very proud of Choc.

"You were the pioneer of big PPVs (Pay Per Views) in Australia. Very sad that people forgot that. You did shit your way.

"Our rivalry was and is very real. I cannot speak for you, but I do not think there is any hatred (not from my side anyway) just competitiveness and ego, the two ingredients needed to become a world champion.

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"We will break bread one day and reminisce about the 15 year domination of PPVs in Aus we shared. You were the highest paid fighter of all time in Aus. That's very unique. Well played.

"For today I will give you a pass and you can tell everyone you were the better fighter. For today only.

"Thank you for the epic memories old mate. All the best for whatever you do in the future.

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"1 a piece. Maybe our sons may get the Man v Machine juggernaut rolling in the future!"

It remains to be seen whether Mundine is truly done and dusted with boxing.

Time will only tell.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Retirement, next opponent, Australia

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