For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Although that Lester Ellis fight was a disgrace. Mundine for me. Member. Ellis was once an industrial-strength in-fighter, a hard-punching bull with a killing body attack, a relentless style and the chin of your average tugboat, but Mundine could have knocked him out in round one when a short right jab on the chin wobbled the former world lightweight champion. Me thinks he should take on Danny Green, is Green in the same weight class as Mundine? It's not hard to hold half a dozen in your career. Anthony "The Man" Mundine is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league footballer. Continuing on from his debut, Mundine had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 27 fights including 4 times in 2000, 7 times in 2001 and 16 times between 2002 and 2005 against fighters such as Lester Ellis, Sean Sullivan and Sean Sullivan. Ellis should not have been alowed in the ring. Comment by Pusnuts on 07-02-2018. Adelaide Crows Women's Team: 2 x AFLW premiers! When Ellis's brother and trainer, Keith, stopped the fight in the third round, the only person in the capacity crowd who seemed to agree was Mundine's mother, Lyn. You can't beat Mundine, Dad, but Ellis is ready to give it a go. Joined: Apr 10, 2011 Messages: 149 Likes Received: 13. Horn took down Zerafa in a bloody fight. The younger, fitter, heavier Mundine carried Ellis from the opening bell. Mundine Vs Ottke Now retired and residing happily in the Victoria region of Australia, Ellis recalled his early days in … Our network; Subscribe Log In. A double knock out blow with both of them lying flat on their backs would be a wonderful site to see. I'll tip Mundine by KO somewhere in the middle rounds, I'm expecting Ellis to put up a decent showing and be competitive, but the six year lay off will be his major downfall in the end. The younger, fitter, heavier Mundine carried Ellis from the opening bell. He did, to the tune of Working Class Man, the crowd giving him a hero's welcome. Jeff Horn. Discussion in 'Sports' started by Capt_Goodvibes!, Apr 29, 2011. The crowd had been promised a mugger in Ellis but got a man with a pop-gun punch. Gee, imagine the gloating of Ellis if that happens! A couple of years ago everyone wanted to see Green ko Mundine and now it doesn't seem like anyone cares. So he beat Ellis at the end of his career and he's better than Green. Six years later he beat Sam Soliman in a hard-fought points decision. Even by professional boxing's corrupt and capricious standards, it was a cynical promotion, appealing to our basest instincts. Anthony Mundine's victory over 37-year-old Lester Ellis in the third round at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena last night was pure farce. The VPBC board declared Ellis fit last month and last night was a sterner test than those runs on a treadmill with wires attached. A fight between the two rivals has been keenly anticipated by boxing fans across the country, with Jarvis and Schleibs respectively trained by Australian legends Jeff Fenech and Lester Ellis. Join FREE and support Australia's favourite footy community. "I'm glad its over," she said, with the look of mothers who see their sons home tucked in bed after they have come home from war. Only once did he attempt to maul and outmuscle Mundine on the ropes, but it was a shortlived flurry. Me also thinks Green will knock out Mundine like he has with his other opponents. You must log in or register to reply here. In view of Ellis's age and the fact he had not fought for six years, it was feared he might be the first contender ever carried into the ring. Who do you want to see knocked out more??? I'd love for Ellis to punch Mundine's f**king lights out. Yeah Green is a super-middleweight too, he hasn't really fought much beside Smallman who is at best durable, I'd put my money on Mundine if they fought. Anthony Mundine Career Boxing Set Anthony Mundine vs. Lester Ellis. Over to everyone else for a prediction. He has competed since 2000 in boxing and held the WBA super-middleweight title twice between 2003 and 2008, the IBO middleweight title from 2009 to 2010, and the WBA interim super-welterweight title from 2011 to 2012. Then again Mundine should not have been allowed to live. The Sydney Morning Herald. If he sticks the jab in Green's face all night and moves well he can win it. Anthony Mundine's victory over 37-year-old Lester Ellis in the third round at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena last night was pure farce. Ottke, Kessler, Geale, Siaca. Tony Mundine (BOXA Promotions) ©BoxRec : data may be incomplete/inaccurate : Editors About BoxRec Contact Us Terms & Conditions Widgets BoxRec.com uses cookies to make the site simpler. Paul Upham Jan 29, 2003 by Rish Administrator By Paul Upham: PABA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine, 12-1 (9), will decide over the next few weeks who his next opponent will be as he works his way back into the world ratings of the major sanctioning bodies. Completed in 2000 for a cost of $65 million, the arena has hosted a wide variety of sporting and other events since its inception including boxing bouts such as Anthony Mundine vs. Lester Ellis, as well as Grand Finals in netball and basketball and concerts performed by Scissor Sisters, BB King, Nicki Minaj and One Direction. Capt_Goodvibes! I'll tip Mundine by KO somewhere in the middle rounds, I'm expecting Ellis to put up a decent showing and be competitive, but the six year lay off will be his major downfall in the end. When there are 6 different boxing organizations all with there own title. The Age. Anthony "The Man" Mundine (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league footballer. They have four sons, Lester Jr., Darcy, Dempsey and Jake. The delay was, in fact, caused by a demand by Ellis to be paid up front, despite the VPBC board's official version that Ellis had succumbed to the crowd's wish he enter first. In 2002 he beat Lester Ellis in three rounds by TKO, and ended any comeback from the then 35 year old. Jake followed in his fathers footsteps for a short while, and became a professional boxer, winning two fights in 2012-2013. I wonder if Mundine will fight someone who can walk on their own next? Source:Getty Images Lester Ellis is one of Australia’s most accomplished fighters. # TBT - Throwback to when 5-Time World Champion Lester Ellis … ( Mundine win by KO in the 4 th ). Hate Lester Ellis, only dislike Mundine. This should not be sanctioned Mundine is 43 not 33[/QUOTE] Lester Ellis. The stink of easy money in the air and the prospect of a mismatch did not deter the 8500 fans who paid up to $100 a ticket, filling the arena and registering the biggest Melbourne boxing attendance since the rematch between Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson at Princes Park 10 years ago. Subscribe. Lester Ellis will play the part of the ageing underdog against the younger and slicker former rugby league player Anthony Mundine on Monday night. Yet an opponent with good lateral movement and a crisp jab was always going to give him trouble, and Mundine is 10 years younger and 2kg heavier. A controversial, and often disliked figure, Mundine is a former World Boxing Association multi-division title-holder. Crowd, boxing and Ellis all take a severe battering. Geez I'd love Ellis to win this but it would take a mighty effort! Lester was a victim of the bottle by the time he fought Mundine and a victim of the many demons which had plagued a fighter who was all sad-eyed sinew and whipcord. Win by TKO #11 - Mundine v Lester Ellis (2002) Win by KO #12 - Mundine v Soon Botes (2002) Win by TKO #13 - Mundine v Ricky Thornberry (2002) Win by KO #14 - Mundine v Rogerio Cacciatore (2003) $10,000 RAISED FOR MENTAL HEALTH!!!!! I'm picking Mudine, he's got decent power and good hand speed - plus I reckon he's looked better than Green recently and overall has been in with better competition. His resume includes wins over Danny Green, Lester Ellis, Sean Sullivan, Nader Hamdan, Rafael Sosa Pintos, Daniel Geale, Robert Medley, Shane Mosley, and more. I hope he does , Mundine was a real talent , Horn is just an honest trier . Mundine says he will retire if Ellis beats him yes? Ellis, Thornberry or Obah next for Mundine? My son Darcy Ellis explains how we were able to reach this goal. Instead, fans did not get bang for their buck. Lester has been relatively active in the kickboxing arena the past few years. Of those who weren't drunks how many beat him ? Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. I just think Green is an easy to hit fighter with his straight up and down style and Mundines handspeed would cause him heaps of problems. 易 FIGHT FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE 易 壘 Shadow box for 10 seconds and tag 5 people to do the same! Kevin Pompey Mundine entered the ring last night to become Australia's ninth world boxing champion, following in the steps of Jimmy Carruthers, Johnny Famechon, Lionel Rose, Rocky Mattioli, Lester Ellis… Anthony Mundine vs Lester Ellis on July 15, 2002. JavaScript is disabled. Even in round two, Ellis's face was smeared with blood running from his right eye and his legs were backpedalling shakily. Winning titles across five weight classes, Ellis’ notable career spanned 49 fights and close to 20 years in the ring. Nobody can argue any longer that, long-term, boxing is any good for you, but this fight did serve the purpose of giving Ellis a clean bill of health. Darren Obah. It was a fight in which the winner's reputation and the patience of those who watched took a worse battering than the loser. Mike Makaa. It lasted for about 30 seconds where Mundine looked unsure and Lester looked ready to do a Rocky Balboa. So I guess I am in Anferny's corner on this one. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images The venue also adds intrigue, as Hisense Arena has already hosted several historic bouts, with most of them involving Mundine. The strident gremlins of his psyche are all laid bare in Fighting the Demons: The Lester Ellis Story, a rollicking read put together with the help of leading sportswriter Robert Drane. Nobody this side of a Roman emperor wants an athlete to be a sacrifice for our entertainment but last night's crowd went close, with a brawl in the ring and another in the stands. Perhaps "inactivity" isnt as big a factor as one would be led to beleive. “It’s a very high-profile fight, It’s up there with Lester Ellis-Barry Michael and Danny Green-Anthony Mundine,” Duncan said. It was a fight in which the winner's reputation and the patience of those who watched took a worse battering than the loser. Lester Ellis Jr is the son of world champion Australian boxing legend Lester Ellis Sr. Ellis came out of retirement in 2002 aged 37 to fight Anthony Mundine, but lost after the fight was stopped after the third round. Ellis was once a great body puncher, a skill that does not deteriorate too swiftly with age, but it deserted him last night. Open Menu. Anthony Mundine Vs Lester Ellis. Our network; Open Menu. Sven Ottke. Waiting at the door for the pub to reopen, http://sport.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,4682214%255E9787,00.html. A protracted delay before the tainted spectacle, described by the ring announcer as a "battle of tactics to see who comes out first", forced the Victorian Professional Boxing and Combat board to enter both dressing-rooms. Hmm he does seems to be picking on fighters older than himself. The age of Ellis seems to concern me, despite me seeing a very fit looking Ellis training in a sports report. Anthony Mundine and Lester Ellis trade blows during the fight between Anthony Mundine and Lester Ellis held at Vodafone Arena, in Melbourne, Australia on July 15th, 2002. Discover Lester Ellis's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. After only two rounds, he had reached the end of a short tether and wore the desperate look of a man who wanted only one thing - a place in the night to hide. Mundine to please crowd in 'battle of egos' Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer. He lost his future and his past in the same instant he collapsed on one knee on the canvas in the third round. That's his claim to fame ? Any element of suspense in the evening air dissipated as soon as Mundine showed he was too quick and Ellis lacked power. It has always been stupid celebrating a fighter such as Ellis for his ability to take a punch, especially when it is obvious he has no hope of ever returning one and even more so when he returns to the ring after an absence of six years. You wonder if people who are legitimately into their boxing are a bit peeved about this one .. I mean if Ellis wins ..It wont say much for Mundines rise through the rankings and if Mundine wins ..the " Ellis was far too old ...made a mockery of the sport..." quotes will come out .Just seems to me that it has been turned into a bit of a soap opera and wont do much for the respectability of the sport ....that doesnt mean I wont be watching though !!!. Subscribe 0 items in Shortlist. 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