Adelaide Oval ready to rumble ahead of historic Fight Night

02 February 2017

Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism

Champion boxers Anthony Mundine and Danny Green will come face-to-face at today’s weigh-in ahead of their long-awaited rematch at Adelaide Oval tomorrow night.

Thousands of fans from interstate are making their way to South Australia to attend the historic bout, as last-minute ticket sales continue to grow.

The fight will feature legendary US ring announcer Michael Buffer during his first visit to Australia. Buffer is known for his signature catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!”

The rematch undercard will include South Australian boxers Shane Tuck, Ivan Kolar, Antonio Caruso, Friday Nwaiwu and Mark Dalby, plus rising stars Tim Tszyu and Trent Broadhurst. Renowned rugby player Quade Cooper will also feature on the undercard in his third professional bout.

The national anthem will be sung by ARIA Award-winner Jessica Mauboy.

Background
Last October, Anthony Mundine and Danny Green announced they would fight for a second and final time in Adelaide. The rematch comes 10 years after Mundine won their initial encounter in a unanimous points decision.

Tickets are available for the Mundine-Green rematch. Visit premier.ticketek.com.au to book.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
Friday night is fight night at Adelaide Oval and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Danny and Anthony in the ring right here, settling the score once and for all.

Millions of people from around Australia, and the world, will tune in to watch the bout and I encourage fans who haven’t already snapped up a ticket to put some bling on and head to the ring.

Not only is tomorrow night a fantastic sporting spectacle, it’s also an opportunity to market our great state to the world. Images of South Australia will be shown throughout the broadcast, showcasing our food and wine, beaches and native wildlife to a massive worldwide audience.

We’ve secured the title of Australia’s Best Events State two years running and this reflects the strength of our jam-packed events calendar and our ability to secure blockbuster one-off events like the Mundine-Green rematch.

Tourism is now worth $6.2 billion to the South Australian economy and major events are an
important part of our appeal to visitors.

The State Government is proud to have invested an additional $70 million to attract major
events and conferences, and to market our state across Australia and internationally.

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