“With respect to them all, I think I’m the best,” Mundine said. “No one has walked my walk.
“There’s no man that has done what I’ve done and crossed over sports like I have.
“I was one of finest players in rugby league. I left in my prime at 24 and switched to boxing.
“We’re talking about the hardest gladiatorial sport on the planet. There’s the science and artistry. It’s not easy man.
“I won three world titles in descending weight divisions. I started from scratch but beat fighters who had long amateur careers and had been the Olympics.”
But now there’s a new kid on the block threatening to challenge Mundine’s claim to the throne — rugby league star turned NFL player Jarryd Hayne. And “Choc” has been quick to dismiss him as well.
“Like I said, no one’s achieved or done half of the stuff I’ve done,” Mundine said in an interview posted to the Facebook page of The Locker Room.
“If you do your research, you’ll see that. I will never get the credit or just due that ... I’m the best athlete ever produced to come out of this country, ever. There’s no one (who has) walked my walk.
“All the hype that Jarryd — I’m not a hater ... I’m a positive dude and send positive vibes and Jarryd Hayne, what he’s doing is magnificent.
“But I’ve done so much more in so much of a harder sport. To switch from a team to an individual sport as boxing. And he’s going from a team to team. He’s doing well, but it’s gonna be hard.”
Now, Im as shocked as you are that a humble person like Mundine is talking himself up. But seriously, needs a reality check.
"One of the finest players in rugby league"? When was that? He was an ok winger for a while... but the finest winger is still a winger.