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Mundine makes Mayweather pilgrimage

By Adrian Warren 15/10/2003 06:21:01 PM Comments (0)

Prospective opponents from "all four corners of the world" were chasing super middleweight boxing world champion Anthony Mundine, his manager said.

Mundine has flown out to Las Vegas for a mixture of business and pleasure, hoping to work again with top trainer Floyd Mayweather while he is there.

Mayweather helped Mundine before the Australian's points win over American Antwun Echols in last month's fight for the vacant World Boxing Association super middleweight title.

After his mainland US visit, Mundine will head to Hawaii for a six-day break before returning to Sydney to plan his first title defence.

Mundine has gone from the hunter to the hunted, with several fighters registering an interest in challenging him, although manager Khoder Nasser preferred not to disclose any names.

"I can't go through that, but I can say they are from all four corners of the world," Nasser said.

"We've got contacts from all over the world from people who are willing to challenge, or want to fight him and we will just decipher all that and get ready for our next fight."

He said Mundine had never really stopped working since the Echols fight, although the rib injury he suffered in the lead-up to the bout had prevented him doing some exercises.

"He's been doing some work ever single day in terms of running. He can't do anything more strenuous than that because of his rib," Nasser said.

Mundine's exploits inside the ring continue to earn him accolades beyond the ropes.

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