Boxer Anthony Mundine challenged Thomas Mayo to a fight amid growing tensions between the Yes and No camps.
In a video shared on social media two days ago, the staunch No supporter said he wanted to “really badly” beat up Mayo.
He also accused the architect of Voice to Parliament of not using his real surname and of having no traditional lineage linked to Darwin.
Mayo has already responded to both of Mundine’s claims.
For the first four decades of his life, Mayo was called Thomas Mayor. In 2022, he changed his last name to Mayo.
The decision was to honor his heritage and return to the name of his ancestors, revealing that a priest a generation earlier “decided our last name was misspelled and changed it to Mayor.”
Mayo was born in Darwin and described his father Celestino Mayor as a Torres Strait Islander of Filipino and Dayak (Borneo) ancestry, and his mother Liz as of Polish, Jewish and English ancestry.
Mayo became one of The Voice’s most prominent campaigners after helping to create the Uluru Declaration from the Heart in 2017.
‘What is going on? Look, I need this to go viral,” Mundine begins his scathing rant against Mayo.
“I want to challenge Thomas Mayor, his real name, he claims he’s a Mayo from Darwin, but he’s not.”
“He has no traditional lineage linked to the country. It comes from the islands, the Torres Strait or whatever.
“I respect the brothers but he has no lineage in this country. He broke tribal traditions, so there are consequences.
“We men need to stand up, so I want to challenge him in the ring.”
Mundine urged Mayo to take him on.
“Let’s go man and let’s go!” ” He continued.
“He says he’s a fighter, I’m a veteran. I’m getting older, I’m probably older than him.
“I really want to beat him. We need to teach him a lesson. Don’t break our tradition!’
Three-time world boxing champion and No supporter Anthony Mundine (pictured) accused Thomas Mayo of breaking tribal traditions
The video was captioned, “Share the hell out of this shit, let’s do it,” with two boxing glove emojis.
Mundine recently joined the No campaign and criticized The Voice, saying Indigenous Australians were being paid to promote it and that a yes vote would lead to slavery.
“I see my brothers and my organizations pushing for yes,” he said.
“Now it’s harmful to the people and not just blackfellas, to everyone.
“Because they want to seize sovereignty rights, seizing the land is essentially a new world order.
Anthony Mundine believes he would ‘beat’ Thomas Mayo (pictured) if the boxing match went ahead in the coming weeks
He claimed the Yes campaign was using ruse in the hope of getting votes over the line.
“Many organizations are paid to promote yes, it’s all about getting money. Many community members receive money to promote yes,” Mundine added.
“If this Yes vote is successful, we will all be well and truly, you know what.
“Because they want to enslave humanity, this new world order thing.
“So we have to stand up and fight. Fight for our people, fight for our country.
Voice architect Thomas Mayo (right) was challenged to fight in the boxing ring
Anthony Mundine (pictured) was a strong supporter of the No campaign.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Yes23 campaign for comment on Mundine’s challenge.