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Anthony Mundine slams Jeff Horn’s camp for insinuating he will cheat to make weight

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Anthony Mundine 48-8 (28) has taken umbrage at the inference from Jeff Horn’s team that the former WBA super middleweight titleholder might be tempted to use prohibited substances to get down to the 71kg (156.5-pound) weight limit for their November 30 clash at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

The 43-year-old Sydneysider had originally agreed to fight former WBO welterweight champion Horn, 18-1-1 (12), at 70kg before telling the former Brisbane schoolteacher’s team that his doctor had advised him it would be dangerous to come down that low in weight.

Both teams agreed to the revised 71kg catchweight along with stiff financial penalties if Mundine comes in heavier than 75kg two hours before fight time. Horn’s coach Glenn Rushton highlighted the fact they had random drug tests included in the fight contract to ensure Mundine doesn’t attempt to use diuretics as a shortcut to making weight.

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Mundine slammed Rushton’s comments this week.

“I am the most elite athlete Australia has ever had – I don’t take short cuts,” he said to the Australian Associated Press from his training camp in Brisbane’s west.

“I have never drunk [alcohol] or taken any type of drug in my life. I am not going to take diuretics, that is going to make me even weaker. I don’t want to come into the fight drained.”

The fight will be held as the same venue where Horn, 30, surprised the boxing world with his 12-round unanimous points decision victory over Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in July last year to claim the WBO 147-pound title in front of more than 50,000 parochial fans.

Horn make one successful title defence against Britain’s Gary Corcoran last December, stopping him on cuts in the eleventh round. ‘The Fighting Schoolteacher’ lost his world title to undefeated pound-for-pound level fighter Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada when he was stopped after nine one-sided rounds in June.

Mundine has fought just twice in the last three years – a second round knockout of Tommy Browne in January at middleweight and a disputed 10-round majority decision loss in his rematch with Danny Green in February last year in a bout contested at cruiserweight.

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