Mundine out of hospital
Anthony Mundine has left hospital vowing to return to the boxing ring
and beat his serious eye infection.
The WBA super middleweight world champion spent 10 days in hospital
after picking up the infection when he cleaning a contact lens with his
mouth and put it back in his eye during a recent trip to New Zealand
where he was calling the Monty Betham-James Chan fight for Kiwi TV.
Mundine's doctor says The Man will still lose some vision in his left
eye, which casts a doubt over his boxing future.
But Mundine says he will fight back.
``I've fought adversity all my life. I've fought injustice, I've fought
the best fighters in the world, but this is my hardest fight,'' Mundine
told Channel 9.
``The vision is still blurry. I can see things but it's blurry.
''(But) I ain't done yet. Believe in me and pray for me and I will be
back, God willing.''
Mundine's father said he was in line to fight the winner of
November's unification bout between unbeaten super-middleweights Mikkel
Kessler and Joe Calzaghe.
But Dr John Males said it will be some time before the full extent of
the damage to Mundine's eye is known.
``I still think it's likely he'll lose a degree of vision in the eye,''
Dr Males said.
``But it's very hard to say and we won't really know for weeks or
possibly even months.''
Mundine, who struggled while in hospital with his inability to train and
remain active, wants to resume training as soon as possible.
``I might hit the bag tonight, just lightly and see how I feel,'' he
with Ray Wheatley