More than a decade after saying Americans brought the 9/11 attacks upon themselves, former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (43-4-1, 32 KOs) of Australia is ready to fight for the first time on American soil. Mundine was condemned worldwide and even dropped from the WBC ratings after stating in an interview shortly after the 9/11 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.”
Now Mundine claims those words were taken out of context, telling the Sydney Morning Herald, “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.”
Now fighting as a middleweight, Mundine faces 41-year-old Bronco McKart (54-9-1, 32 KOs) in a WealthTV pay-per-view telecast on Saturday at the Palms in Las Vegas — going head-to-head with the HBO telecast of the world championship clash between Amir Khan vs. Danny Garcia which is taking place just blocks away at Mandalay Bay.