MUNDINE-MCKART TO AIR ON PPV ON SATURDAY
WealthTV under the impression that Mundine has a shot to defeat Mayweather!
Press Release: Ex-WBA titlist Anthony "The Man" Mundine (43-4, 25 KOs) makes his United States debut Saturday night (July 14th), headlining against Bronco "Superman" McKart (54-9-1, 32 KOs), himself a former world titlist in the ten-round main event being aired on pay-per-view by WeatlTV. The co-feature matches two light heavyweights, Russian invader Dmitry Surkhotsky (18-1, 13 KOs) and Cornelius "Da Beast" White (19-1, 16 KOs), in a twelve-round bout.
WealthTV is under the impression that Mundine has a shot to defeat Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
"After much debate with boxing experts and insiders," explained Charles Herring, president of WealthTV, "Mundine's name kept coming up. In late March, we aggressively pursued the WBA purse bid for the Mundine vs. [Austin] Trout fight. Our representative went to Panama City with a substantial check in hand but the bid never went through [Editor's note: nor did the fight]. Our second attempt, however, was successful and we're pleased to be the network that is bringing [Munidne] to the boxing capital of the world, Las Vegas, for his United States boxing debut.
"Mundine has to get past a highly-skilled boxer and proven veteran, Bronco McKart, before he starts thinking about a fight with Mayweather. McKart's in the best shape of his life and ready to take on Mundine. McKart's skills and legendary work ethic are quite impressive and we believe this has all the makings to be a Fight of the Year candidate. It's going to be war in the ring Saturday night as both fighters try to make strong statements."
"We're committed to providing top quality championship boxing to our viewers," WealthTV CEO Robert Herring commented. "We'll air exciting cards live on the network for free, yet when the purses get too large, we'll feature pay-per-view events. Our staff is quickly gaining boxing expertise and is focused on showcasing a major boxing event about once a month."
Mundine vs. McKart on WealthTV PPV
Fighting out of his native Australia, Mundine first captured the World Boxing Association 168-pound title in 2003, taking a unanimous 12-round decision from Antwun Echols. The Australian recaptured the WBA super middleweight title in 2007, stopping in-country rival Sam Soliman in the ninth round. In his last fight on October 19, 2011, Mundine became the interim WBA light middleweight belt holder by way of a 12-round unanimous decision over Rigoberto Alvarez.
Mundine's resume includes victories against arch-rival Danny Green, a former WBA light heavyweight champion, and current IBF middleweight world title-holder Daniel Geale. Three of Mundine's four career losses have been to champions Mikkel Kessler, Manny Siaca and Sven Ottke.
McKart, fighting out of Munroe, Illinois, won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight crown in 1996, registering a ninth-round technical knockout of Santos Cardona. McKart has defeated world champions Raul Marquez and Aaron Davis, as well as world title challengers Enrique Ornelas and Alex Bunema during the course of his 20-year professional career.
The "When Worlds Collide" PPV, presented by Millennium Events, Inc. in association with WealthTV, for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET - 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Charter Communications, DirecTV, and many other carriers for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.