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Stop the Mundine-Green fight: Fenech

AAP logoAAP 26/10/2016 Warren Barnsley

Jeff Fenech not only gives Anthony Mundine no chance of beating Danny Green early next year, he fears the weight disparity for their bout in Adelaide puts his health at serious risk.

In fact, the Australian boxing legend has called for their February 3 fight to be called off.

"If Danny Green hits him with a very clean punch, Anthony could face a serious health problem," Fenech told Sky Sports Radio on Wednesday,a day after the fight was announced.

"I believe that the fight shouldn't be allowed to go ahead. Forget the money."

The 41-year-old Mundine will fight Green at 83kg - up from the 76.2kg super middleweight limit at their previous meeting in 2006, won by Mundine in a unanimous points decision.

Fenech, a three-time world champion, believes the contest will be a massive mismatch and Mundine can consider himself a 100-1 underdog.

"As a spectacle, I think it's going to be terrible," Fenech said.

"He's been knocked down six or eight times in his last three times against guys who weigh 65-67kg, 70kg.

"Danny Green is going to weigh 90 on the night."

"It shouldn't be allowed."

Mundine on Wednesday played down the chances of succumbing to a heavy knock-out defeat.

"He's got the power. He's probably going to be 10 kilograms heavier than me. But speed beats power," Mundine told SEN radio.

"If he's hitting air, I got nothing to worry about."

Mundine's last outing was a TKO loss to American Charles Hatley in November last year.

He was victorious over Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko in November 2014, but was also floored numerous times by Joshua Clottey in another super welterweight loss earlier that year.

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

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