Black Sports : Anthony Mundine the "Black Superman"

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  1. Deepvoice

    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How come nobody has mentioned this guy on destee before? I think he has a big fight coming up real soon, as a matter of fact I think Roy Jones Jr has teamed up with him and elected to become a sparring partner of his. He is the son of legendary boxer Tony Mundine, both of whom happen to be Australian Aborigines.

    They have compared Anthony Mundine to Muhammad Ali, because of his political views about war(especially the one in Iraq), his conversion to Islam, and claims some kind of brotherhood with with all "black" people around the world. Mundine started boxing at 25 years old and was one the highest paid Rugby players in the world before his switch to boxing.

    He has dubbed himself the "Black Superman."
     
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    I am quite familar with Anthony Mundine, I never mentioned him before because he is only an average boxer (he was once knocked out by Sven Ottke who only had about 5 knockouts in over 30 fights). I was aware of his heritage, but unaware of his political views (converting to Islam is nothing special to me, but claiming brotherhood with all black people worldwide is). I'll look into him more.
     
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    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I may be wrong Pan, but I got my information from a guy who is an Aborigine on some boxing website.
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Would you mind sharing the website with me?
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Deepvoice in case you're interested Anthony Mundine fights this weekend:

    http://www.fightnews.com/fightnews_2/headlines//EEkVAEVykyLUuTXuDm.html
     
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    Deepvoice Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Pan for the website. I got it from www.eastsideboxing.com, but I got my info secondhand. I talked to guy who was Aborigine and he happened to slip in that Aborigines feel a kinship with African Americans. The info I got may be faulty, the guy also told me that their population was 400,000 and that they make up barely 1% of the Australian population.
     
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    Although the African heritage of Aborigines are obvious, I didn't know they felt a kinship with African Americans. That is good to hear, I'd like to reach out to some. In the meantime for your information: http://www.fightnews.com is a better website for boxing info.
     
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