Anthony Mundine: Rugby League and Boxing

Anthony Mundine: Rugby League and Boxing
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Bundjalung man Anthony Mundine excelled in 2 sports, boxing and rugby league, and was known by his nicknames, ‘The Man’ and ‘Choc’.

Throughout the 1990s he played for several NRL (National Rugby League) clubs and appeared in several grand finals. When he left rugby league during the 2000 season to take up boxing he was the highest-paid player in NRL.

Trained by his father, Mundine won 48 boxing matches out of 59 fights, 11 by knockout. He held the WBA (World Boxing Association) super-middleweight title twice, the IBO (International Boxing Organisation) middleweight title and the WBA interim super-welterweight title in a career spanning 21 years.

Always a colourful character, he was often in the news for his outspoken and sometimes controversial statements.

This interview by Aaron Pedersen with Anthony Mundine is from Who We Are in Sport (2012), courtesy of Bearcage Productions.