The long awaited grudge match between Anthony “The Man” Mundine and Danny “The Green Machine” Green has been finally made. Both fighters’ teams met on Wednesday to sign the contracts, for what will be the biggest fight ever, in Australian history.
Before the two super middleweights meet, each fighter will have a “warm-up” fight on December 11th at The Challenge Stadium in Perth and if both fighters win, they will then meet each other , at a venue to be announced, at a date to be announced (possibly February or March). What is guaranteed, is the fight will be held at the biggest stadium (probably in Melbourne) and should beat the 37,000 live gate attendance for Jeff Fenech vs. Azumah Nelson in 1992 (which was also Melbourne).
Mundine is the former WBA super middleweight champion and has been in some big fights against tough, seasoned pros in Antwon Echols, Manny Siaca and Mikkel Kessler.
Green is the former WBC “interim” super middleweight champion, and also had big fight experience with fights with Eric Lucas, and Marcus Beyer.
Mundine will be the bookies favorite, but Green will definitely be stepping into the ring as the peoples’ favorite.