By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine will clash with former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in a light middleweight contest on April 2nd at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia. Mundine is confident of victory over Clottey, who is not rated but has been active recently. Clottey holds wins over Zab Judah and Deigo Corrales but lost decisions to Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao. Mundine will target Saul Alvarez or Miguel Cotto after Clottey, who he says brings credibility to the ring.
“He’s got a very tight defense and tries to come back if you put a couple of good ones on him,” Mundine said. “The reason why we’ve got Clottey is because of his name, his credibility in the business and the man has been in some massive fights and so he’s known to the boxing punters.”
Mundine revealed he lost half a million dollars on his fight with Shane Mosley and thinks he will lose more money in the future until he fights Alvarez, Cotto or Mayweather.
“I’m losing money out of my pocket in order to chase my dreams, but I know if I get my dream then that will be reimbursed,” Mundine said. “I’m going to take a few hits in the pocket before I start to make some money. Maybe two more fights – the Clottey fight and the one after. But once I start fighting guys like Cotto or a (Canelo) Alvarez, that’s when you start getting paid, and if you beat Pacquiao and Mayweather you’re in the real money. But it’s not about the money to me, it’s about my legacy and legend I want to build and prove a lot of people wrong.
“That’s why I am willing to fight the best, I am willing to stick my neck out trying to do that.”
Mundine caused a major upset in 2013 when he became the only boxer to stop future Hall of Famer, Sugar Shane Mosley