Million Dollar Challenge
Written by Alexander Zammit
Saturday, 16 October 2010 15:58
Barry Wood, the father and trainer of Garth Wood, has dared three time world champion Anthony Mundine to accept a $1 million dollar challenge. Barry is so confident of his son’s ability to win, that he’s willing to make a massive bet on the fight, which takes place on December 8 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Wood earned the right to challenge Mundine by winning Australia’s version of The Contender reality show. Mundine threw some insults about Wood’s opponents at their recent press conference to announce the fight.
“He’s been looking good, knocking out mediocre opponents but I’m ten levels above that. It’s going to be very interesting. He’s going to learn early that it’s a different level, different class, Mundine told the Sydney Herald.
And that prompted Barry Wood to sound off – “What about you? You haven’t fought the best either,” Wood said. “We don’t want to be like you, and once he knocks you over he’s going to fight the best possible. Emulating you is not on his cards.”
To which Mundine replied – “I am super confident. Guts, determination, will …that ain’t going to be enough to beat me.”
And then Barry threw down the bet - “I’ve got a million dollars that says it will.”
Mundine didn’t seem too interested, and simply laughed off the million dollar challenge.