A poll asking online browsers who they think the biggest mouth in Australian sport is has revealed what most Aussie sports fans already know …. Anthony ‘The Man’ Mundine wins the motor-mouth gong by a knock-out.
Run throughout the SportingPulse network, Mundine floored five other candidates by grabbing the tick of approval from 82 per cent of the 21,708 people who voted.
Regarded as champions of their sport, world-class athletes who can walk the walk and talk the talk, the six sportsmen to select from included Mundine (boxing), Jason Akermanis (AFL), Sonny Bill Williams (rugby), Andrew Symonds (cricket), Lleyton Hewitt (tennis) and Kevin Muscat (soccer).
Each has hit the highest levels in their sport, yet all six figure strongly when asked for their opinion. Of the group, Mundine is seen as the ultimate talker and is easily recognised as Australia’s biggest sporting mouth.
Despite being recently dumped from the Australian cricket team for another indiscretion, Symonds came through the vote relatively unscathed, but the same can’t be said for Hewitt and Muscat, both of who attracted more than 1000 votes.
Surprisingly, AFL mouth Jason Akermanis flew under the radar and only grabbed 705 votes. Hitting the headlines most weeks, the three-time premiership player has become a ‘walking quote’ during the twilight of his career.
Conducted by SportingPulse over seven days, the vote sends a very clear message to Mundine and his camp, one that you can’t help but think he would be happy with.
The Numbers That Matter
Who has the biggest mouth in sport?
Jason Akermanis (AFL) – 3% (705)
Sonny Bill Williams (Rugby) – 1% (195)
Anthony Mundine (Boxing) – 82% (17,812)
Andrew Symonds (Cricket) – 2% (450)
Lleyton Hewitt (Tennis) – 6% (1326)
Kevin Muscat (Soccer) – 6% (1220)
# Click HERE to see the results or to cast your vote for the biggest mouth in sport.