Mundine slugs Fight Night Round 4

Aussie boxer gets call up in latest Fight Night; Mundine to share cover down under with Ali.

Mundine gets punchy in Fight Night.

If you're an Aussie, then you probably either love or hate Anthony "The Man" Mundine. The rugby-league-star-turned-world-champion-boxer has been a controversial character throughout most of his sporting career, earning equal plaudits and pans for his outspoken attitude. No matter which side of the Mundine fence you sit on, the news that The Man has been confirmed as a playable pugilist in EA's upcoming Fight Night Round 4 should prove pleasing--adore him, and you can play as Mundine; loathe him, and you can pound on him in the game.

Mundine joins the likes of Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Sugar Ray Leonard as playable characters in Fight Night Round 4. Not only will Mundine be playable, but he will also grace the cover of the game down under on Xbox 360 versions alongside Ali. "I’m proud to be on the cover of Fight Night Round 4 with Ali. He’s always been an inspiration that I looked up to both inside and outside the ring." said Mundine.

Other boxers on the Fight Night Round 4 card include Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao, Emanuel Augustus, Nate Campbell, Kermit Cintron, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, and more. The game is coming out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and is due out in Australia on July 2.

Discussion

32 comments
the_greenzero
the_greenzero

glad that they changed the cover just because of I don't have to see Mike Tyson's "fade."

TimmyNude
TimmyNude

Why would an unproven currently-fighting 168-lb. fighter be on the cover trading shots with Muhammad Ali? He's not even the best in his division right now, and Muhammad Ali is a legend. I'm an American and I'm not very familiar with him, but Kessler beat this guy. Why not Kostya Tzu who's proven at least? Seemingly cocky two-sport athlete though, that is pretty cool.

houdeany
houdeany

Too many haters. Hate him or love him, he is a talented fighter. And it is about time someone from the SH makes an appearance in Fight Night.

Hotsora
Hotsora

Kostya was undisputed champion - Mundine is a chump with fast hand speed. If it doesn't deliver 100% I'm not gonna cough up cash for it out of protest.

Username219
Username219

Man they should have kostya instead of him on there but at least its only on the xbox version

commodore2525
commodore2525

y does it make u feel proud to be aussie? he is only on the aussie version......no one else in the world will have to put up with his ugly mug on the front of there versions except for us unlucky enough to be living in aus with this idiot!

freek33
freek33

Also just coz Kostya Tszyu is a resident of Australia and went on dancing with the stars doesn't make him Australian. I'm an Australian resident but i'm still English

Totalgym9000
Totalgym9000

Why is everyone saying danny green would be a more worthy choice than mundine?, Mundine put away danny green without any trouble, mundine looked a level above green in there fight wasnt even close.

venom146
venom146

There not in the game so why would they go on the cover? Ur right in a way but they would have to be in the game dont you think?

SumK1ndaMonster
SumK1ndaMonster

Danny Green or Kostya Tszyu would have been much more worthy choices.

lozvil
lozvil

I agree with you Aztvg... I'm a proud Filipino...

Aztyg
Aztyg

sweet!pacman is the best pound 4 pound fighter in the world!

Toxic22
Toxic22

They better put Danny Green in the next one then

gmigl1
gmigl1

yer go aussies i feel proud to

fidjnr
fidjnr

true blue born and bred. this news makes me proud to a aussie.

antoss
antoss

this news makes me proud to be australian.i cannot wait to purchase this game

freek33
freek33

It is obvious to me that putting Mundine in this game (and on the cover) is so the game sells more in Australia, he really is in a lower class than the others on the list and to put him next to Ali is like putting John Aloisi next to Pele on a football game. As far his political views go (and i'm all for Aboriginal rights), he's a boxer, not a politician. Who cares what he thinks?!

rockatanski
rockatanski

Does anyone know if we can create our own fighters? If we can, I'm going to make a John Howard and Kevin Rudd character. Both will look exactly like the real clowns that they are, and both of them will not know how to fight at all.

ryde_rebel93
ryde_rebel93

Oh damn first Aussie boxer in an American game nice. AUSSIE FTW.

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator moderator

Not a fan of Mundine at all in all honesty, his cocky attitude is not something that anyone actually admires. Although its nice to see the"pac-man" enter this one. Kostya Tzu was the best Aussie fighter there was, atleast he was a genuine type of guy.

rockatanski
rockatanski

LOL! He's all right mate. He just like to put on a boof head show. The guy hasn't got popular with the media much but he does have a strong spirit. The most important thing is that he is a good fighter. And he is in this game so we can bash his head in if we wanted to :)

benboz
benboz

Mundine is a big loser. I rather Danny Green on that cover. Mundine is just a big boofhead.

Petercairns
Petercairns

Gud to c a Aussie on the front cover! :)

papa_beer
papa_beer

Danny Green needs to be in this game!!!

QVT
QVT

Is Mundine's career mode going to involve talking about fighting Taylor/Beyer/Sturm/Pavlik/Wright and then fighting washups, hasbeens and no names from the local RSL?

rockatanski
rockatanski

He is a world champion, so it does make a lot of sense to place him in this very awesome looking game.

smooth40
smooth40

How many people will pick Mundine as opposition so you can knock him out?

aozman
aozman

go mundine you legend... i met him Saturday night and he's so down to earth... The only reason all these idiots hate him is coz the way he talks himself up and what they dont understand is he does it to promote himself, not coz hes a luvo. Thats why he gets big crowds and hype around his fights

Darth_Homer
Darth_Homer

Good to know. Now let's see EA do this with FIFA 10. I don't want to be stuck with Ronaldiniho/Rooney AGAIN.

smsmith1978
smsmith1978

He's an idiot. I wish someone would pound the crap out of him already.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I'm so pumped for this game

doolies
doolies

Totally awesome that EA are speciffically putting local talent on to the cover of an anticipated title to appeal to the market. Good marketing move EA. Well played.