Mundine fights for WBA junior middleweight title

Anthony Mundine has announced he will take on Mexican Rigoberto Alvarez in Newcastle on September 21 for the interim WBA junior middleweight title. Mundine was due to meet Alvarez in February but the former NRL star’s shock fifth-round knockout by fellow Australian Garth Wood in December put an end to the world title bout. Alvarez … [Read the full story]

Daniel Geale wants to defend his title in Tasmania

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale wants to make his first title defence in Australia, possibly in his home state of Tasmania. Danny Geale returned to Sydney on Tuesday after winning the title with a 12-round split-points decision over Sebastian Sylvester in Germany at the weekend. Sylvester has already said he is willing to fight Geale … [Read the full story]

Daniel Geale reckons Mundine and Wood are fakers

Anthony Mundine and Garth Wood are fake fighters who have been milking the Australian public, says Commonwealth gold medallist Daniel Geale. Geale is finishing his preparations for his IBF middleweight bout against world champion Sebastian Sylvester, and he feels he has been left in the shadows as Mundine and Wood have dominated Australian boxing publicity. “It’s … [Read the full story]

The Green Machine ain’t retiring yet

“Look, unless something radical happens, I’m back.” With that simple statement, IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny Green declared his intention to fight again, ending speculation he was about to retire. Green considered walking away from the sport after undergoing emergency surgery in January to remove an abscess the size of a softball on his appendix … [Read the full story]

Mundine must win against Wood…or retire

Anthony Mundine has admitted his boxing career could be on the line when he meets Garth Wood in a rematch. Lacking much of his trademark brashness, Mundine fronted a press conference on Wednesday to confirm the clash would go ahead at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on April 13. The former world champion was stunned by inexperienced … [Read the full story]

Wood v Mundine, the re-match

When Garth Wood worked as a brickie’s labourer, a garbage collector and a cleaner, he couldn’t afford to take his family on flash holidays. On Tuesday, he stepped back into the gym to prepare for a rematch with fallen champion Anthony Mundine, having just returned from Hawaii, Las Vegas and Disneyland courtesy of the prizemoney … [Read the full story]

Fenech says Wood and Mundine rematch could happen in three months

Three-time world boxing champion Jeff Fenech is considering whether his protege Garth Wood will fight Anthony Mundine again. Fenech says the fight could take place in three months if the right deal can be struck between the two parties. “My opinion has not changed one bit about Garth knocking Choc out again,” Fenech said. “It … [Read the full story]

Fenech cleans up on ‘The Woodman’

Jeff Fenech is basking in the scent of cold hard cash after cleaning up a $150,000 windfall from bookmakers on Garth Wood’s knockout of Anthony Mundine on Wednesday night. In a carefully orchestrated sting, Fenech and a group of Marrickville mates loaded up on Wood using exotic bets designed to pick the round the fight … [Read the full story]

Wood fancies himself against Mundine

Garth Wood took Anthony Mundine on a trip down memory lane on the eve of their middleweight bout as he reminded the two-time world champion of his one and only career knockout “that day in Germany.” The day was December 1, 2001, when German Sven Ottke floored Mundine with a blow to the side of … [Read the full story]

Mundine and Wood verbally spar before fight

Boxers Anthony Mundine and Garth Wood have clashed heatedly on Fox Sports News Long Lunch, the pair sparring verbally after Wood was rumoured to have used performance-enhancing drugs. Appearing on the show to promote their December 8 bout at Acer Arena in Sydney, the pair progressed calmly through the interview until Wood confronted Mundine over … [Read the full story]