VIDEO: Mundine downs McKart in TKO
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 2:43a.m.
Anthony Mundine has secured an impressive technical knockout victory over Bronco McKart in his debut fight on US soil today.
Mundine was in control from the outset, controlling the pace of the fight over the first six rounds before knocking McKart to the canvas on three occasions with vicious uppercuts in the seventh round before the American's corner threw in the towel.
Mundine had started to gain the edge in the fifth round when he landed a serious body shot which sent McKart reeling into the ropes of the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas.
But he was unable to capitalise instantly, prompting former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes to demand more from the Australian.
"He's a good fighter, but what he's doing is all wrong. That macho attitude will get him into trouble," Holmes says.
"He can fight, but he takes breaks."
Mundine eyes Mayweather next
Mundine is confident he made a serious statement in Las Vegas as he chases a dream showdown with unbeaten superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mundine spoke to rap star 50 Cent, a friend of Mayweather's, and told him he wanted a shot in the future.
"(50 Cent) and the Money Team (Mayweather's entourage) came to watch me fight," Mundine tells NZN after the fight at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas.
"As I was walking out we ran into (50 Cent) and he called me over. He realised I was Mundine because there was a lot of talk (about me) at their gym.
"I told him 'I've got mad respect for Floyd, he's the best, but hopefully I'll beat some of the fighters and we'll fight'. And he said 'yeah, we'll talk, we'll do business'."
Mayweather is currently serving an 87-day prison sentence for domestic abuse, but his father Floyd Mayweather Sr appeared to dash any hopes Mundine had of a monster payday when he told the Australian he wasn't ready to fight his son.
Mayweather Sr instead directed Mundine towards former WBA light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, though Mundine was impressed to simply gain some attention in the lucrative American market.
"Cotto's not in the Floyd class. I think you'd better take Cotto, you'd be a better chance," Mayweather Sr said in the ring afterwards.
"I'm telling him the truth. Floyd's the man to meet if he wants to get beat."
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