The Man vs Superman: Anthony Mundine to take on Bronco McKart
After much conjecture, Anthony Mundine will make his debut in the US against 41-year old journeyman Bronco McKart in July.
Bronco who, you might say? McKart, is a southpaw from Michigan with a record of 54 wins, nine losses and one draw from 64 fights.
He has fought some decent opponents – but that was a while ago.
McKart lost to Roman Karmazin in 2008, Kelly Pavlik in 2006 and had three bouts with Winky Wright from 1996 to 2002. He lost all three, but some judges believe he won the first fight.
McKart won his only world title, the vacant WBO light middleweight title, against Santos Cardona in 1996. He lost that belt in his first defense against Wright, and though he has fought for world titles since, he has never won another one.
So the former Brisbane Bronco will face Bronco Banyon McKart, nicknamed “Superman”. It’s a match up that will hardly set the world alight, particularly when Mundine could have fought WBA title holder Austin Trout, but it will help him build a name in the US, if he wins.
McKart is a credible, solid name in America but you would have to say his best days are behind him. He has lost to world-class fighters and has had just five bouts since 2008.
It’s a safe choice from Team Mundine, in one way to be expected but in another disappointing when you thrown in all the Mayweather talk.
Yesterday Mundine tweeted that he has been offered a fight in September “which will make a lot of peeps (sic) happy”.
The details of that bout have not been revealed but you would have to think a rematch with Danny Green is on the cards.
See the Pavlik fight, where McKart is down in the sixth round, below: