Mundine, SBW could face legal action over judge slur

Yahoo!7 February 1, 2013, 9:55 am

Anthony Mundine and Sonny Bill Williams may face legal action over their criticism of the judges after Mundine's fight with Daniel Geale on Wednesday night.

Geale won a unanimous points decision to retain his IBF middleweight belt at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Before the decision was handed down, Mundine was heard during Main Event's coverage to say: "They rob me. They're taking their time. If I don't get this fight you know what's up. You all know what happened."

The 37-year-old later re-iterated his claim that he was robbed of victory.

"I walked into an ambush tonight, it’s as simple as that," he said.

"I thought it was going to be bad but I didn't think it was going to be that bad.

"I told you before. The only way that they going to win is if they rob me. That's exactly what happened."

Williams echoed Mundine's sentiments, tweeting a photo with the caption: "Hanging out with @Anthony-Mundine celebrating a victory. We don't pay attention to corrupt judges!"

Williams later apologised for his comments.

The son of judge Ray Reed confirmed on a Sydney radio station that his father was considering his legal options.

NSW Combat Sports Authority chairman Denis Fitzgerald is also seeking legal advice to determine whether the authority has grounds to sue over the remarks.

"I'm still seeking advice as to what action, if any, we can take legally against Mundine, a registered fighter in the state of NSW," Fitzgerald told News Ltd.

"I don't know yet where we stand legally with (Sonny Bill) Williams as he is currently not registered or licensed to fight in NSW.

"I have called in litigation lawyers to table a report to a full board meeting.

"Mundine's, Williams's and other outbursts on social media were disrespectful to properly accredited and experienced panel of judges."

Judge Reed scored the fight 117-111 in Geale's favour, as did judge Tony Marretta, while judge Charlie Lucas scored it 116-112 to Geale.

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  1. Mike10:41am Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ghost,he wouldn`t make a street brawlers #$%$He`s a born coward....he gets it from his father.

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  2. Ghost Hunter01:02am Monday 04th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    YEP ! A genuine street brawling thug is motor-mouth mundine ! BUT not a boxer !

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  3. Mike01:22pm Sunday 03rd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Stop saying nice things about this toads father.Tony Mundine run away and wouldn`t face Carlos Monzon....the fruit fell close to the tree....dont kid yourself.

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  4. Evan04:25pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Denis Fitzgerald needs his head read over such a small remark what a jerk who cares what they said it is nothing to worry about so what is his problem the tosser.

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  5. Kerry03:26pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    people went to see tony mundine win now people go to see anthony mundine get the #$%$ belted ouyt of him and it hapened it was great and he should just shut his big mouth

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  6. robert02:35pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I hope the get sued right down to their undies.

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  7. Mike01:58pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I`m sick of you people whinging about the great Mundine.Didn`t you watch the fight?His headbutting skills were sublime and his use of elbows was magically delicious.Perhaps you don`t understand how important these abilities are in boxing.

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  8. Wally01:20pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I just found out Areal's last name. Areal #$%$

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  9. Rudolph12:22pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    SO Areel please explain....An emotional Julia Gillard has saluted outgoing senior ministers Nicola Roxon and Chris Evans.AS they jump ship looking to get in early To go looking for a new job.

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  10. Marcus412:06pm Saturday 02nd February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Jones, Areel, CJ = feral scum moron(s) Your a gutless little turd(s) Oh, HA HA HA Mudine LOST. Oh, don't cry Jones and Co. or any of your fake pathetic ego's. Maybe you and Mudine can pray that the public can forgive your sins and you grow a few brain cells and get a job. (Yeah, High hopes!)

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