Anthony Mundine appears to have shelved plans to stage a controversial political protest before next week's world title contest against Daniel Geale.

Mundine was reportedly planning to sit down or turn his back during the pre-fight rendition of the national anthem in protest of the way Aborigines are treated in Australia.

Geale has labelled the plan a low act and wants to send Mundine into retirement.

"He's not what he used to be, you know he's heading towards the end and I think he knows that."

The pair clash at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night.

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