According to online sportsbook news in Australia, Horn v Mundine will be the biggest Australian fight of all time. Two belts the WBO Oceania and WBO Oriental middleweight are on the line. The fight will be at 71kg, middleweight. The fresher and more active man Jeff Horn is the favourite with 1.167 odds at Pinnacle Sportsbook.
However, the 43-year-old Anthony Mundine has a chance to shock the world before retiring. If he puts all the pressure in the opening six rounds he can strike a KO with 5.500, according to our predictions on Horn v Mundine.
Jeff Horn Never Fought at the Middleweight
The 30-year-old Jeff Horn holds a record of 18-1-1. If he wins against Mundine, he might have a chance to get a rematch with the man who took away his WBO welterweight world title, last June. The former schoolteacher is the Brisbane crowd favourite. Returning to the Suncorp Stadium will give him great confidence. He claimed the WBO belt there in a controversial unanimous decision from Manny Pacquiao in 2017.
However, Horn is stepping up two divisions and he needs to gain almost five kilograms. All his 20 pro fights were at the welterweight. Meanwhile, his fight against Mundine will be at the middleweight, the division at which Mundine won his last title. Horn will face a difficult fight against a bigger man. However, the age difference will be on his side, especially if he can make it to the later rounds.
Mundine is Older but Bigger
The former three-time world champion Anthony Mundine will end his 18-year boxing career after this fight. Despite his age, 43, Mundine is still fast, crafty and he can punch. What’s more, he will be physically bigger than Jeff. According to online sportsbook news in Australia, Mundine sees this fight as a chance to leave boxing with a victory that fans will remember forever.
Mundine needs to overcome weight problems as well. He has to come down from 80kg to 71kg. Therefore, he hired Ryan Pinto, a top sports scientist who works with the Rabbitohs the professional rugby League team. Pinto will make sure Anthony is super fit at 71kg. If everything goes according to the plan, you can bet on Horn v Mundine fight to end with a sensational victory for the more experienced man.