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Maxy
According to sources Super middleweight Anthony Mundines career could be over after he picked up a severe eye infection. He now has very limited vision in his left eye and it is unknown how long it will take to heal up.
Tha Docta
think i read that it was caused by him putting his contact in his mouth and then putting it in his eye. if thats the case, its a shame that the guy has to ruin his career because he made a bonehead decision. why not just rinse it out in the toilet and get it over with??
BigG
Sucks. He's last win was very good. He's in his prime....I hope it isn't true.
STEVENSKI
QUOTE(Tha Docta @ Aug 6 2007, 05:47 PM) [snapback]352950[/snapback]
think i read that it was caused by him putting his contact in his mouth and then putting it in his eye. if thats the case, its a shame that the guy has to ruin his career because he made a bonehead decision. why not just rinse it out in the toilet and get it over with??


My powers of deduction say he has a distinct lack of grey matter. I hate the guy but I don't want to see him end it like this I want to see him carried out on a stretcher like in the Ottke fight.
Fitz
QUOTE(STEVENSKI @ Aug 7 2007, 08:44 AM) [snapback]353017[/snapback]
My powers of deduction say he has a distinct lack of grey matter. I hate the guy but I don't want to see him end it like this I want to see him carried out on a stretcher like in the Ottke fight.


LOL.

Seriously, I would hate him to finish out like this. He is in the prime of his life, and I prefer to know how far he goes. Does he succeed or fail? It will suck to not find out.
and the NEW
Source?

I dont think there are very high chances whatsoever, that an eye infection will limit his eyesight permanently. Maybe a retina problem, but not an eye infection. I could be wrong.
Maxy
QUOTE(and the NEW @ Aug 7 2007, 02:48 AM) [snapback]353056[/snapback]
Source?

I dont think there are very high chances whatsoever, that an eye infection will limit his eyesight permanently. Maybe a retina problem, but not an eye infection. I could be wrong.


I first saw the article on Fight news but have since seen it elsewhere.

Who knows if eye infections can be bad enough to damage eyesight permanently. Wouldn't have a clue.
Fitz
I'm not an expert, but I would think he will get over an eye infection. With technology these days, I'm sure he will be back. But like I said, I'm no expert or know how severe this is.



Fitz
QUOTE(and the NEW @ Aug 7 2007, 05:48 PM) [snapback]353056[/snapback]
Source?

I dont think there are very high chances whatsoever, that an eye infection will limit his eyesight permanently. Maybe a retina problem, but not an eye infection. I could be wrong.


It's been reported in a few Australian papers.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Sport/Mundin...6252697670.html

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Mundine floored by severe eye infection
August 7, 2007 - 5:39PM

Anthony Mundine has no vision in his left eye and will spend at least a week in hospital as doctors try to determine the extent of a severe infection before any decisions are made about his boxing career.

Mundine picked up the infection in New Zealand last week, apparently after cleaning a contact lens with his mouth.

His manager Khoder Nasser said Mundine was in no position to be interviewed and would spend "at least" the next seven to 10 days in hospital in Sydney as medical staff treat the problem that has left his career in limbo.

Mundine is the current WBA super middleweight world champion, having most recently defended his title in June with a points decision over Argentine Pablo Zamora Nievas on the Gold Coast.

"They're just fighting a severe infection at the moment," a clearly concerned Nasser told AAP.

"The infection's that severe they're just going to have to fight that first before they can tell what's going on.

"He's definitely going to be in hospital for at least the next seven to 10 days, that's a minimum.

"It's pretty serious, that's why he's in bed in hospital."

Asked if Mundine had any vision out of his left eye, Khoder replied: "At the moment no, not at all."

The condition could be a major setback for Mundine, who is poised to earn a shot at some mega-money fights in the near future.

Current WBA super champion Mikkel Kessler, who won a points decision over Mundine in Sydney in 2005, as well as undefeated WBO champion Joe Calzaghe, were among Mundine's targets over the next 18 months.

Kessler and Calzaghe are due to meet in a super middleweight unification bout in November at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Mundine was hopeful of facing the winner.

That fight would be sure to carry a multi-million dollar purse for Mundine, but the former rugby league star's career is now on hold.

Nasser wasn't prepared to make any statements on Mundine's career, waiting for an assessment from medical staff.

"I'm not going to make any rash comments myself," he said.

"I'm not a doctor. I'm just waiting for them to make a call."

Mundine, who is a two-time WBA world champion as well as a former NSW State of Origin representative, is acknowledged as one of the country's most gifted natural athletes.

Nasser admitted that being confined to a bed was doing little for Mundine's state of mind.

"It fluctuates, it really fluctuates," Nasser said of Mundine's mood.

"He's an athlete. He's always on the go - he's never bedridden."
STEVENSKI
I guess he ain't no harry Greb fightin blind n shit. He ain't old skool!
doomeddisciple
Have you seen the eyeball on the news? Freaky! All the pigment is washed out of it - He looked like he was at a dance party and had the reptile contacts in one eye.
STEVENSKI
He should call himself Marilyn Mundine with his freaky eye & start a band. Marilyn Mundine & the Spooks shok.gif .











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