Rusty Rubin is a veteran boxing writer
Two important fights this weekend and both in Vegas on the same Saturday night.
At the Palms, on PPV, come-backing Bronco McKart takes on Aussie Anthony Mundine in a middleweight match-up.
Southpaw McKart took two years off from boxing but has looked good in his return against fighters a bit less quality than Mundine.
McKart. 54-9-1 (32), at age 41, gives up four years in youth to Mundine, 43-4 (25). But McKart does have a slight edge in height and reach and that may serve him well in this bout.
Keeping in mind that a clash of heads is always possible when a southpaw fights a conventional fighter, there is always a chance for a stoppage. With that in mind, Mundine is not your ‘conventional’ fighter.
My pick, McKart to keep it going a bit longer, riding out a tough hard-fought decision.
In the other fight this weekend, at Mandalay Bay, Amir Khan 26-2-1 (18), goes up against Danny Garcia, 23-0, (14). Although the record book shows it as a loss, one of Khan’s losses was a bad, hometown decision to Lamont Peterson in Washington, D.C.
This takes nothing away from Garcia, 24, who has also fought some iron in the super middleweight class. The reach and height advantage goes to Khan, 25, by a small margin.
This should be a more exciting fight than the one being offered by PPV, but you never know what happens when the two combatants face off against each other.
Khan by decision. Continue reading