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Anthony Mundine wants one more year and Jeff Horn

Anthony Mundine wants one more year in boxing and a crack at WBO welterweight champion and compatriot Jeff Horn before calling it quits.

Mundine, who has won major titles in three weight divisions since switching from rugby league in 2000, will on Wednesday look for a first win since November 2014, after losing successive fights for the first time in his career.

Anthony Mundine Morne de Klerk/Getty Images
Speaking ahead of his clash with Tommy Browne at the Star in Sydney for the vacant WBO middleweight title, the 42-year-old says he is in the best shape since his first fight with arch-rival Danny Green in 2006.

"I was impaired for years with the hip, people didn't understand how bad it was," Mundine told AAP.

"I couldn't bend to my left side, now that's all fixed I want to give boxing one more year to see what I can do with it and this is the first fight.

"I would like to have three fights this year that would probably be it, but if I keep winning and they keep offering me these big money fights I'm going to have to sit down and think is it enough?"

The domestic opponent he wants is Horn though the Queenslander now looks certain to make his next defence against American superstar Terence Crawford.

"To help boxing in this country and catapult it to the forefront, we've got to fight," Mundine said of a bout against Horn.

"If he's willing I'm able....if he wants it he can get it.

"But if he doesn't then I just want to go out and try and fight the best, whether that's (WBO middlewight champion) Billy Joe (Saunders), (Canelo) Alvarez or even (WBC, WBA and IBF world champion Gennady) Golovkin."

A win on Wednesday would likely earn Mundine (47-8, 27 KOs) a WBO world ranking.

Browne (35-6-2, 13 KOs) lost featherweight world title fights to In-Jin Chi and Chris John back in 2005 and has moved up through the divisions.

He took a five-year break between 2008 and 2013 and decided to remain in the sport after his younger brother and fellow boxer Davey died of injuries suffered in a bout in late 2015.

"I know he's up there watching down and hopefully he's proud of what I'm doing," Browne said.

The card will also include unbeaten young cruiserweight Jai Opetaia, former NRL star Richie Fa'aoso ,who will make his professional debut as a heavyweight, and Kye Mackenzie who will fight Argentina's Emiliano Garcia for the interim WBO Asia-Pacific lightweight title.

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