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Boxing: Mundine to face Mosley in October

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Former world middleweight champion Anthony Mundine announced Wednesday he will fight legendary American boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley, calling the bout a "huge and defining moment".

It will be the first fight for Mundine, a former rugby league footballer who switched to boxing in July 2000, since losing an IBF world middleweight title bout to fellow Australian and arch rival Daniel Geale in January.

The fight will reportedly be held in Sydney in October.

"The wait is finally over, I will be fighting Sugar Shane Mosley at 154p. Lets go!" he said on his Facebook page, referring to the 154 pound (70 kilogram) weight class.

"Sugar Shane Mosley Signed & Deal Done! more details to follow," added the 38-year-old.

"This is going to be huge and a defining moment. I feel blessed".

Mosley, who has won five world titles in three weight classes, announced his retirement in June last year after he lost a unanimous decision to junior middleweight champ Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico.

But the 41-year-old returned to the ring in May, beating Pablo Cesar Cano by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC international welterweight title in Mexico.

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