Mundine no longer ‘The Man’ at super middleweight
By Anthony Cocks, Site Editor (May 30, 2008) Doghouse Boxing  
Anthony Mundine has relinquished his WBA super middleweight title just one day after his twelve round decision win over Sam Soliman.

In a letter to the WBA dated May 28th, Mundine officially renounced the title amid speculation he will either move down to middleweight or up to light heavyweight in his quest to become a titleholder in multiple weight divisions.

In an interview with Doghouse Boxing conducted on Monday, the 33-year-old Australian voiced his desire to face either Kelly Pavlik or Winky Wright at middleweight or Joe Calzaghe at light heavyweight.

There would seem to be two obvious options available to Mundine depending on which way he decides to move. With the WBA likely to install Mundine in the top five of whichever division he chooses to campaign in, the likely targets are 160-pound titleholder Felix Sturm of Germany or the winner of the July 3rd clash between Yuri Barashian of the Ukraine and Hugo Herman Garay of Argentinia for the vacant 175-pound title.

The move is sure to stir up controversy with Mundine conqueror Mikkel Kessler recently being installed as Mundine’s mandatory at 168 pounds.

Mundine, 32-3 (23), made five successful defences of the WBA “regular” strap over two reigns, with signature wins over Danny Green, Nader Hamden and Sam Soliman.

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