Mundine keen to let fists do talking

Mundine keen to let fists do talking

An unusually tight-lipped Anthony Mundine said he is ready to let his fists do the talking in Wednesday's bout with Shane Mosley.

Mundine, who has made a career out of trash talking his opponents, opted to play the role of the quiet type at Monday's pre-fight press conference with Mosley.

The winner will take home the WBA International super welterweight title belt, while a loss for either man will likely prove career-ending.

"Nah, nothing I want to say. I've got nothing to say," an intense Mundine said when asked if he had anything to say to Mosley.

He added of his preparation for the fight: "Yeah man it's all good, I'm ready, that's it."

And when asked whether he would make the weight, Mundine replied: "Yeah I'll be ready. I feel good, I'll make the weight, I'm confident."

Pressed on the reasons behind his taciturn mood, Mundine replied: "I'm just not in the mood. I guess number one I don't feel like talking, and two, when I talk you don't believe me anyway, so I'm just going to do what I do.

"I'm through talking man. I've talked my whole career, I'm through talking, I'm ready to fight.

"I just feel like a warrior ready to go into battle. I don't feel like talking, that's it. I'm just going to prove my worth.

"I'll win, full stop, I'll win. Knock-out, points, don't matter, I'm going to get the victory."

A far more relaxed Mosley praised Mundine's approach and attempted to distance himself from last week's claim that he only took the fight 'to stay in shape'.

"I take my hat off to him, he's tired of talking, he wants to use his fists to do the talking," Mosley said.

"He has a lot to gain and prove, I have some things to prove and we both want to win.

"Talk is cheap, he wants to prove that he's the better fighter and that he can beat me and I want to prove that I can beat him and that I'm the better fighter.

"I guess the only thing left for us to do is just to get in the ring and figure it all out.

"I definitely respect him, I respect his skills, I respect his talent, I respect everything about him. That's the reason why I came back out here to fight, is I respect him."

Mosley added when asked if he has any concerns heading into the fight after he labelled the Australian boxing scene 'behind the times' and 'almost like the mafia days' last month: "I have no issues with judges or anything like that. I'm here, I came out here to fight, I came out here to win, I even came out here for a knockout.

"The only thing I ask is that he makes weight properly, and we're good, we'll just get in the ring and fight."

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