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Soliman and Mundine would meet for a second time, this time competing for the vacant WBA super middleweight championship of the world.Unlike the first fight, Mundine dominated the proceedings, knocking his opponent down once in the second round, and three times in the ninth, prompting a knockout ruling by the referee.The two boxers finally, after much anticipation, fought on , at Aussie Stadium, Sydney.The bout was one of the most anticipated in Australian boxing history, and was thought to eclipse the attendance record of 37,000 when Jeff Fenech fought Azumah Nelson in their rematch in 1992.Green became the slight favourite about 2 hours before the bout.Green had little answer to Mundine's speed and jab, giving Mundine the upper hand.He later cited what he claimed was racism concerning rugby league as one of the reasons he quit to take up boxing.Mundine would later make implications during a promotion for a boxing match that former chairman of selectors and respected Aboriginal figure Arthur Beetson may have been an "Uncle Tom" who went along with the alleged racism.
In boxing he has held the WBA super-middleweight title twice, the IBO middleweight title, as well as the WBA interim, International and WBC Silver light-middleweight titles.In 1994, Mundine represented the Junior Kangaroos, the team that beat Great Britain's under-19s in the curtain-raiser to the Australia v. In 1996, he played in a losing grand final, against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.That year, he was the victim of racial vilification when Rugby League player Barry Ward called Mundine a "black cunt". At the end of that season Mundine announced that he was signing with the Brisbane Broncos in the Super League competition.Before his move to boxing he was the highest paid player in the NRL.Mundine was named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person of the Year in 2000.
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Mundine was disappointed that further representative honours did not follow, and believed that his representative opportunities did not reflect his abilities and achievements at club level.