Anthony Mundine (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league player. He is a former interim WBA Light Middleweight Champion boxer, two-time WBA Super Middleweight Champion, IBO Middleweight Champion and a New South Wales State of Origin representative footballer. Before his move to boxing he was the highest paid player in the NRL. He is the son of boxer Tony Mundine and is a member of the Bundjalung people. Mundine has had a stormy relationship with the media. His conversion to Islam in 1999, self-promotion and outspoken opinions have created a love-hate relationship with the Australian public and he has been described as "the most polarising athlete in Australian sports history".