Australian professional boxer and former rugby league star Anthony 'The Man' Mundine has issued an open letter challenging pound for pound number one Floyd Mayweather for a bout in September.
The letter was posted this Monday on the 40-year-old's Facebook page with a link to the official challenge on the boxa.com.au website.
The former two time WBA Super Middleweight champion stated in his letter that he's the "uncrowned best athlete of all time" and then went on to praise Mayweather calling him "the best of our era."
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The Sydney resident then claimed to be "the wonder from down under and the only one who can solve the MayVinchi code."
The current WBC Silver light Middleweight champion won the title last November beating former undefeated Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko. Anthony Mundine boasts a record of 47-6 and is regarded as Australia's best boxer, he is also the only fighter to stop former three weight world king Shane Mosley.
'The Man' Mundane also declared himself as "the best 2 sport champion ever" and that a September bout with Mayweather would be a contest between the best athlete and the best fighter.
Now the light middleweight has to play the waiting game but in the process has attempted to make his challenge go viral asking readers to share and use the #HollaBack on twitter to try and push a response from the undefeated five weight world champion.
Mayweather making us wait
The latest rumoured challengers to Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto and Karim Mayfield, have received wide spread backlash from the boxing media due to both fighters not currently fighting at the elite level with Berto on a comeback return.
You could argue that neither fighter is deserving of a shot at 'Money'. The open letter from Mundine may be audacious from the 40-year-old but you can't blame him. A former professional rugby player and two time world champion, the Australian is no push over.
His scheduled bout with Austin Trout had to be cancelled earlier this year due to an injury picked up by the Sydney man, but now fit and ready Mundine is ready and willing to take on the greatest fighter of his era.
Everyone wants a piece of Mayweather, for the payday, the challenge and the titles which Floyd is still yet to vacate although the WBO have stripped him of their welterweight crown.
Floyd Mayweather continues to make the world sweat it out, no opponent confirmed with September only two months away, the elite challengers are starting to look towards other options.
The hope is that the longer we wait the more exciting the announcement will be but the 48-0 king has argued that he has fought everyone in the game and although he is correct the idea of a bout with Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook or Keith Thurman is mouth-watering and one we all want to see.
The choice will ultimately be down to Mayweather who may decide he wants the final fight of his glamorous career to be "easy work".
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