The Man is Back! Mundine TKO's Sullivan in round 10
Submitted by Ty Cerminara, (September 8, 2004) 
Anthony "The Man" Mundine
Anthony 'The Man' Mundine, 21-2 (16), put on an impressive display of boxing tonight at the EG Whitlam Centre in Liverpool, NSW, Australia, when he did what no man has been able to do in eleven years by stopping former kick boxer and New Zealander Sean Sullivan, 51-16 (22), in the tenth round.

Sullivan stated to the media before the fight that his fitness level and preparation for the fight was a much higher then it was when he faced Danny Green at the Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia in March 2004.

Mundine's arch rival Danny Green couldn't do it, nor could Sam Soliman, Nader Hamdan, Shannan Taylor or Julian Holland, however tonight Mundine dominated and battered Sean Sullivan for nine rounds before unleashing a barrage of punches in the tenth round. That barrage had Sullivan dazed and confused. Sullivan received an eight count after which Mundine finished off a bruised and battered Sullivan with another barrage of punches, forcing the referee to stop the contest in the 10th and final round.

Sullivan's face told the story in the second round of the fight already looking battered and bruised. 'The Man' showed his intentions from the opening bell, using a combination of increased hand speed, a variety of angles, vicious body shots, and punching with a lot of authority, in a big step to regaining the WBA belt he lost on a split points decision against Puerto Rico's Manny Siaca, 18-4 (16), at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, NSW, Australia in May 2004.

Celebrities supporting Mundine included Athens Olympic contender Jana Pittman, shown in the change room of Mundine before the fight giving Mundine a hug of support, evidently Pittman volunteered to be the ring card girl for round 2 of Munine's bout, obtaining a show of support from the crowd.

Mundine had previously spent two weeks training with boxing legend Roy Jones Junior at his camp in Pensacola, Florida in the lead up to his bout again Sullivan. From the open bell it was evident Mundine has improved tenfold since his trip to the USA.

Mundine's next fight will be on October 13th 2004 against Australian middleweight champion Juarne Dowling at the Sports Complex in Carrara, Queensland. 'The Man' then plans to reclaim the WBA title by fighting the winner of the Manny Siaca vs Mads Larsen bout that will be held at Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 8th 2004 for the WBA super middleweight title.
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