August 24, 2014
August 24, 2014

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Ricky Hatton is set to extend his links with Australian boxing by taking his unbeaten European light-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko to Melbourne to take on Anthony Mundine.

It is understood a fight between the 28-year-old Belarussian (25-0) and former WBA super-middleweight champion Mundine (46-6) will be announced this Wednesday (Aug 27). The fight is set to take place at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena.

The bout was first touted on boxingnewsonline on July 15

Mundine, 39, hasn’t fought since being knocked down five times by Joshua Clottey in a one-sided points decision in May.

Hatton already promotes three Aussie fighters – Lucas Browne, Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper.

Meanwhile, three-time Mundine victim Sam Soliman will defend his IBF middleweight belt against Jermain Taylor on October 8 at a US venue to be confirmed.