Super-Middleweight contender Anthony Mundine may elect to quit, or in fact be forced to quit boxing following an eye infection that threatened, and still threatens, to cost the opinionated Australian his sight in one eye. If ever there was a lesson for lazy contact lense wearers, that licking the said lense to clean it is a shortcut to misery, this must surely be it. From a worry to reality in just a few days, Dick Caine a friend of Mundine confirmed to Fox Sports Australia that some sight loss was now unavoidable. A development that almost certainly draws his boxing career to a premature conclusion.
Mundine, who became a belt holder once more at the end of June, has always been a renown international figure following some unsavoury remarks made about the September 11th attacks. Controversy always followed the 32 year old, he claimed his lack of recognition for his Rugby League exploits by the Australian international selectors was due to racism.
He holds credible wins over Sam Soliman, Danny Green and Antwun Echols with a courageous defeat to Mikkel Kessler in 2005 and a youthful challenge to Sven Ottke to his name. If Mundine is to retire, the already shallow Super-Middleweight division will lose another of its small gaggle of quality operators. Reflected in the news he was provisionally signed to fight the winner of Calzaghe v Kessler at some point beyond November.
Click here for the Australian article at Fox Sports.