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Mundine to meet bigger Green in rematch

AAP logoAAP 24/10/2016 Rick Goodman

Two champion bulls of Australian boxing will meet in Adelaide in what shapes as their final bout - but Anthony Mundine says he'll have to fight more like a matador when he takes on Danny Green at 83kg.

Bitter rivals Mundine and Green will face off in a much-hyped, big-money rematch at Adelaide Oval on February 3 next year

The bout will be fought at the catch-weight limit of 83kg, well up from the 76.2kg super middleweight limit from their previous meeting in 2006.

Mundine, 41, claims he will have to come up 13kg for the fight.

"He's going to be very strong. I'm going to have to be a matador to get the victory," the Sydneysider told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

"But I'm going to be very explosive and powerful myself so I'm feeling confident.

"Speed beats power. Skills pay the bills."

Mundine beat Green in 2006 by a unanimous points decision and predicted a win by stoppage in the rematch, which is worth a reported $10 million each in prize money.

Mundine has undergone hip surgery to fix a problem that has plagued him for several years.

"That's fixed now. I feel my feet are back, my movement's back," he said.

But Green, 43, was confident he would stop Mundine this time around and prove he was the better fighter.

"You hit me with everything you had with two hips. I didn't stop marching forward," the West Australian said.

"Australians all let us rejoice because this bloke's about to get a proper tune-up."

Both veterans all but confirmed it would be the last bout of their careers. Mundine said it was "more than likely" to be his final fight while Green said it would be "a beautiful way to go out".

They said they chose Adelaide because it was neutral ground - midway between their home cities of Perth and Sydney - and Adelaide Oval had a reputation for hosting loud, atmospheric events.

The Oval will be set up to hold 37,000 spectators with options to expand the seating beyond that figure if there is the demand.

"We want 50,000 people. Put them on the roof, put them up the trees, put them everywhere," Green said.

"This fight's real. This means a lot."

Mundine hasn't fought since he suffered a TKO loss to American Charles Hatley in November last year.

Green defeated Kane Watts on points last August to win the vacant Australian cruiserweight title.

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