Billy Dib: ‘A loss could spell disaster’
Former professional Boxer Billy Dib says Friday’s River City Rumble at Suncorp Stadium has more significance for Jeff Horn.
‘The Hornet’ has a world title in his sights after a big loss to US star Terrence Crawford earlier this year, while for Mundine he has announced that this will be his last professional fight.
The 43-year-old Mundine has 48 wins from his 56 bouts including 28 KOs.
For Horn, he has 18 wins, a draw and a loss in his 20 bout career, while he also has 12 KOs.
Dib says a loss could have giant repercussions for Horn.
“A loss for Jeff Horn tomorrow night could spell disaster,” Dib said.
“Where do you go from there – you’ve been beaten by an old man.
“A lot of people would say Anthony Mundine’s on his last legs, it’s such a difficult thing for Jeff Horn to be facing, he has a lot on the table.
“A loss could be a disaster for him and a win for Anthony Mundine – I don’t think Anthony Mundine will retire if he wins.”
It comes as the two fighters took part in a heated weigh-in earlier today which saw no love lost between the two fighters as Mundine grabbed the throat of Horn.
Both fighters did make the 71 kilogram weigh-in.
Dib fought in 50 fights with 43 wins and 24 KOs across his career.
The fight will be broadcast live on Macquarie Sports Radio from 10PM AEDT with Dib and Ray Hadley to bring you all the coverage.
Listen to the full interview below: