Mosley back and preparing, again, for Mundine bout

Shane Mosley has returned to Australia just three weeks after
walking out on a WBA light-middleweight bout with Anthony Mundine
because of a contract dispute over unpaid fees.

The 42-year-old American arrived in Sydney on Thursday to
prepare for the rescheduled Nov. 27 fight, and said ”I can
guarantee you the fight is going ahead.”

Mosley, who has held world titles at lightweight, welterweight
and light-middleweight, was originally due to fight former rugby
league player Mundine on Oct. 23.

But he left Australia the day of the scheduled weigh-in, citing
a breach of contract by the bout’s former promoter for not paying
his guaranteed purse in advance.

Mundine and his manager, Khoder Nasser, have paid $1 million in
advance to guarantee the Sydney showdown.

”It’s definitely happening. The money’s in there so we’re ready
to go,” Mosley was quoted as saying. ”I could’ve found any excuse
in the world not to come back and fight. But you see, I’ve landed,
I’m here and I’m ready to fight.”

Mosley blamed the previous promoter for the problems with the
originally scheduled fight date and said the public shouldn’t blame
Mundein.

”I like him as a person, but in the boxing ring we’re
enemies,” Mosley said. ”So I’m going to knock him out
anyway.”

Mundine had a setback overnight when a cafe he owns in Sydney
was gutted by fire.