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Former three-division champion Shane Mosley's rescheduled 12-round junior middleweight bout with Anthony Mundine in Sydney, Australia can be seen in the United States after ESPN finalized a deal Tuesday to stream Wednesday's fight live on ESPN3.com, the network announced.
The full card will be streamed beginning at 3:30 a.m. ET, with the main event expected to begin between 6:30 and 7 a.m. ET Wednesday. The stream will feature the Australian feed of the fight, which will be called by Andy Raymond, Barry Michael and Ted Cofie.
Mosley and Mundine were due to meet on Oct. 23 in Sydney, but Mosley withdrew two days before the fight because his contract had been breached. Mosley had received only $700,000 of his $1 million purse, which was supposed to be paid up front. After promoter Vlad Wharton missed multiple deadlines, Mosley pulled out and left Australia.
But he returned after Mundine and manager Khoder Nasser agreed to make the payment ahead of the fight. The bout was then rescheduled for Wednesday, without Wharton's involvement.
The 42-year-old Mosley (47-8-1, 39 KOs), who won titles at lightweight, welterweight and junior middleweight, is far past his best days, although he won a grueling 12-round decision against fringe welterweight contender Pablo Cesar Cano in May in Mexico to end an 0-3-1 stretch that included lopsided losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez, in addition to a draw with Sergio Mora.
Mundine (44-5, 26 KOs), 38, has won versions of the super middleweight title twice and later dropped down to junior middleweight, where he has fought three of his past eight bouts.
However, in Mundine's last fight, he challenged countryman Daniel Geale for a middleweight world title in a rematch, which Geale won in a clear decision to avenge his only defeat, a split decision to Mundine in 2009.
Former three-division champion Shane Mosley's rescheduled 12-round junior middleweight bout with Anthony Mundine in Sydney, Australia can be seen in the United States after ESPN finalized a deal Tuesday to stream Wednesday's fight live on ESPN3.