Fred Mundraby says his upbringing and tough life-style within an Australian aborigine community will give him the strength and ruthlessness needed to beat Sheffield’s Kid Galahad in his South Yorkshire back yard.
The 26-year-old Aussie hails from Yarrabah, Queensland, and he painted an unusual and colourful picture of his heritage at a press conference yesterday, ahead of their Commonwealth title fight at Ponds Forge on Saturday night, May 10.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the press conference in full - filmed by promoters Hennessy Sports.
Asked by The Star about his conditioning, considering he has fought once since 2012 he talked about his
“It’s fighting. I get in and out of a lot of scraps, in and out of the ring” he said.
“A lot of boys come to the gym, straight off the grass. In the community, I guess you’d call it a reserve here, in the
aboriginal community you get a lot of fights and you are either the winner or the loser.
“Fighting to me is just like walking down the street. It is what I do.”
Mundraby has brought his church pastor with him from Down Under. He explained: “My spirit inside is sorted that has always been my downfall. I have got everything in my life sorted. Win lose or draw I am just happy to be here in Sheffield. Thank you Sheffield, for having me.
After he’s “beaten” Galahad Mundraby said he was “more than happy to have a re-match.”
When The Star informed him he was a 33-1 underdog in some bookies’ eyes he replied: “That is what spurs me on. They
have every right to put those odds against me because I am the underdog. They will done their stats - I am only a flyweight but I have won a title at superbantamweight and I have bulked up and am prepared.”
Galahad (Barry Awad) said he expected his opponent to be more skilled than any other that he’s faced.
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