Anthony Mundine vs Danny Green Preview February 3rd
There’s an intriguing domestic bout down under this Friday, February 3rd as fellow Australians and former world champions Danny Green and Anthony Mundine will meet in a long-awaited rematch at the Adelaide Oval. The 10-round bout will be fought at a catch weight of 186.2 lbs. The two originally met over a decade ago back in 2006 with Mundine winning a 12-round unanimous decision. Green last fought in August when he beat Kane Watts by 10-round unanimous decision for the vacant Australian Cruiserweight Title. Mundine last fought in November of 2015 and was stopped in the 11th round by Charles Hatley in a junior middleweight contest.
Mundine vs Green Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Anthony Mundine +210
- Danny Green -250
Green is a former cruiserweight champion while Mundine was a belt holder in the super middleweight division, so it stands to reason that Green will definitely be more used to the weight than Mundine. The 43-year-old Green will climb into the ring with a record of 35-5 with 28 Kos. He’s been quite inactive though with just four fights since 2012. He’s actually a three-time world champ who stands 6-feet-1-inch tall and has a 73-inch reach. He turned pro back in 2001 and has 225 rounds under his belt since then.
Green has better-than-average power as his knockout ratio currently stands at 70 percent. His five defeats have come against Markus Beyer by disqualification in 2003, Beyer by 12-round majority decision two years later, Mundine by 12-round unanimous decision in 2006, Antonio Tarver by ninth-round stoppage in 2011 and to Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in his very next fight just four months later. His chin is now questionable with his last two defeats coming by way of stoppage.
He’s also beaten a slew of good boxers during his career such as Eric Lucas, Manny Siaca, Otis Griffin, Roy Jones Jr., Paul Briggs, BJ Flores and Danny Santiago. These were all good opponents, but none of them were really the cream of the crop other than Jones, and he was well past his prime when they met. Green did manage to win the vacant IBO Cruiserweight Championship and defended it four times before running into Tarver. He then won the vacant title again in 2012 with his win over Shane Cameron. Green also beat Stipe Drews in 2007 for the WBA Light Heavyweight crown. He was also the interim WBC Super Middleweight titleholder, but lost in title fights to Beyer.
The 41-year-old Mundine has a fine record of 47-7 with 27 Kos. He’s also a former three-time world champion. Mundine has pretty good speed even at his advanced age and is also defensively sound. He turned pro in 2000 and has 447 rounds under his belt. He’s smaller than Green as he stands 5-foot-11 and has a 70-inch reach. He doesn’t have as much power as Green either as his current Ko ratio is 50 per cent. However, he definitely matches Green when it comes to experience as he’s taken on some good opposition over the years.
Mundine has beaten the likes of Shane Mosley, Bronco McKart, Rigoberto Alvarez, Xavier Toliver, Daniel Geale, Shannon Taylor, Garth Wood, and Antwun Echols, as well as beating Sam Soliman three times. His seven losses have been against Sven Ottke, Manny Siaca, Mikkel Kessler, Garth Wood, Daniel Geale, Joshua Clottey and Charles Hatley. Ottke and Hatley were the only two to stop him. And although he’s faced some good opponents, Green has arguably taken on the better fighters.
These guys are well past their prime and this rematch should have taken place years ago. Still, it’s tough to pick since it’s such a big local fight down in Australia, a true grudge match. Mundine won the first fight without much problem, but it was at the 168 lb limit. He’s not used to fighting at 186 lbs whereas Green is. Mundine also has more ring rust and was stopped in his last fight, so his chin may now be a question mark. With Green being bigger, more powerful and more active lately, I think he’ll win the rematch by stoppage.
Green should be too big for Mundine in the rematch.
Play: Green -250 @ 5dimes.eu
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