Sport Mundine still has hopes of an NRL return

23:51  07 december  2017
23:51  07 december  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Polarising former rugby league star and boxing champion Anthony Mundine plots return to rugby Former Dragons footy star Anthony Mundine is planning an NRL comeback Mundine , 42, hopes to become the oldest ever player to turn out in first grade

Anthony Mundine has made his most audacious claim yet, saying he could become the oldest rugby league player in premiership history. The boxer and former St George Illawarra star, who turns 42 at the end of the month, says he can set the record for being league's most senior player

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Anthony Mundine refuses to rule out a potential return to rugby league with belief he is still fit enough to compete against the NRL's top athletes.

After 17 years away from the field, the 42-year-old made a relatively successful comeback at the Koori Knockout competition in September as he lined up for Namina.

'Choc' was previously in conversations with Dragons chief executive Peter Doust to wear the Red V at the 2018 Auckland Nines tournament until the NRL pulled the plug due of the World Cup.

There was also talks about a potential comeback in May, a dream Mundine still has hopes on.

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nrl . Anthony Mundine announces intent to return to St George Illawarra. “If it does, I might have one more to finish as a winner.” He said he was back training once a day, five days a week with the hope of returning to the ring with Green at the end of the year.

The Roosters’ Kiwi superstar Sonny Bill Williams, another close friend of Mundine ’s, has said his Muslim faith has made him a better footballer. Ferguson will be hoping for a similar result. Ferguson worked as a laborer after leaving Canberra but still hopes to return to the NRL .

“It could be, you don’t know. Anything is possible with me,” he told Fox Sports News.

“I feel that good I could do anything.”

Now he's focused on resurrecting his boxing career, preparing for his first fight in 11 months with Tommy Browne in January.

While Mundine has given up on a rematch against Danny Green, taking on Jeff Horn is at the top of his list as he hopes to use the next year of boxing as a tune-up to face the likes of Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.

“One more year (in the ring) ... one more year unless everything goes to plan and I get a massive fight in 2019. That’s the only reason I’d stay on,” Mundine said.

“Otherwise next year is my final year.”

Mundine: I’ll end ‘drunken fighter’ Horn’s career .
Veteran Anthony Mundine has declared he will end world champion Jeff Horn’s ’10 minutes of fame’ if the former Brisbane school teacher agrees to a lucrative fight in 2018. Horn successfully defended his WBO World welterweight title against Englishman Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night with an 11th round TKO victory.The win leaves Horn with options as he weighs up a $2 million offer from Mundine, while a title defence against highly-rated American Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in April is also on the table.

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