15 Jul 2012

Mundine enjoys TKO victory over McKart

5:53 pm on 15 July 2012

Boxer Anthony Mundine has secured an impressive technical knockout over Bronco McKart to claim the IBF Middleweight North American Championship in his debut fight in the United States.

The Australian was in control from the outset before knocking McKart to the canvas on three occasions with uppercuts in the seventh round, forcing the American's corner to throw 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.

The 37-year-old Mundine is hopeful that a successful foray into the American market will open up new opportunities for his career - with the former NRL star ultimately chasing a fight with unbeaten pound-for-pound superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior.