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Jeff Horn: “He’s chasing turkeys to get in shape..”

Jeff Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton admits a fit-looking Anthony Mundine could be a tougher opponent than he originally anticipated.

Mundine and Horn face off in Brisbane on Friday night in what is a crucial bout for 30-year-old Horn’s career after losing his WBO welterweight title in June to American Terence Crawford. Horn has previously admitted he needs to beat Mundine well to get himself back on the world stage after his loss to Crawford.

Rushton had a pre-fight warning for Horn on Tuesday however, saying if Mundine is actually as fit as he looks, then his charge is in for a tough night. “He does look fit. He does look sharp. He does look like he’s really come to fight,” Rushton said.

Jeff Horn caught up with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast – click PLAY below to listen

He said he was ready to go and looking forward to the night.

Mundine says it will be a battle of attrition and he will go out victorious as he has the experience of going the distance and doesn’t believe Horn has the stamina to last the later rounds of a big fight.

“Ill get him in the later rounds, I am too skillful, in every aspect I am just too much for him. I will beat him inside and I’ll beat him outside. I can’t see him beating me.” Mundine told Mark Allen and David Schwarz on Macquarie Sports Radio Drive.

‘The Man’ did give credit to Horn though and gave an idea of what he may have to be wary of throughout this fight.

“He is very unconventional, he is a strong competitor, he has got a lot of will. He is very unorthodox and come from all different angles, however I think my feet are gonna win this fight for me.”