Does Anthony Mundine Have What It Takes Be an “SAS Australia” Leader?
We’ve been obsessed with “SAS Australia” since it premiered in 2020. What’s more, we’ve been dying to learn whatever we can about the upcoming series. Now, Channel 7 has been keeping pretty tight-lipped about SAS Australia’s new season, but we know that Anthony Mundine will be one of its stars.
However, if you’ve been living under a rock, you might not know who this Anthony person is. So let’s catch you right up to speed.
Who Is Anthony Mundine?
Anthony Mundine is a former professional boxer and NRL player who competed from 2000 to 2021. He held the WBA super-middleweight title twice.
As an NRL player, Mundine started in 1993 and retired in 2000. He primarily played for St George.
Anthony Mundine Vs “SAS Australia“
When it comes to competing in “SAS Australia”, Anthony Mundine has claimed that he isn’t afraid.
“Yeah, you’re going to fail,” he said in a press statement. “But it’s not about the setback. It’s about the comeback. If I set out to do something, I’m going to do it. Period.”
So, will this attitude help or hinder Mundine as he takes on the “SAS Australia”? Soon all will be revealed.
Anthony Mundine’s Controversies
Warning: This section deals with the topic of targeted violence against LTGTQIA+ and may be triggering for some readers.
In 2013, Mundine claimed that homosexuality was incompatible with his First Nations beliefs. He believed that the series “Redfern Now” shouldn’t have depicted a First Nations man being gay.
This opinion has been lambasted by many First Nations people, including Rachel Perkins. At this time, Perkins was the producer of “Redfern Now”. She’s also the founder of Blackfella Films.
“Saying gay people and Aboriginality don’t go together denies all of the identity of those people,” Perkins said. “It’s insulting to them, it’s inappropriate.”
In 2022, Mundine was a strong critic of the COVID-19 lockdown laws. On 25 July, he attended a large and illegal anti-lockdown protest in Sydney.
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How Old Is Anthony Mundine?
Anthony Mundine is 48 years old.
Is Anthony Mundine Married?
Anthony Mundine has never been married.
The new season of “SAS Australia” premieres in October on Channel 7 and 7Plus. You can stream previous seasons online at 7Plus.
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