Originally written on The Queensbury Rules  |  Last updated 11/9/14

LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Anthony Mundine of Australia stands on the scales during the weigh-in ahead of his middleweight fight against Alejandro Gustavo of Argentina at the Silverdome on October 20, 2009 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

“I've got more speed than Lightning McQueen,” said Anthony Mundine after his 7th round knockout victory over Bronco McKart in Las Vegas Saturday night on Wealth TV pay-per-view -- probably the first, and most likely the last, reference ever made to Disney/Pixar's “Cars” in a professional boxing ring.

Sydney's Mundine (44-4, 26KO) more or less dominated the middleweight bout with his hand speed, lead right hand and combination punching. Michigan's McKart (54-10-1, 32KO) had the odd moment but it was usually because the Australian was taking a breather.

In fact, “The Man” probably could have stopped matters earlier than he did, but instead chose to take his foot off the pedal. His key weapons were his lead right and his right uppercut, which he set up with flashy looking bodywork and combinations along the ropes.

The stoppage came after a series of knockdowns in the 7th, the first from a clubbing left hook and the second from an arcing right hand. With nearly a minute left in the round, McKart's corner threw in the towel after their fighter ate a series of Mundine uppercuts along the ropes.

After the fight Mundine, who is a client of big time manager Cameron Dunkin, said that he wanted to stay at 154 lbs. and work towards facing Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez. Floyd Mayweather Sr., who was in the ring for some reason, only added to the absurdity.

Mundine, who was accompanied by dad and 1970s middleweight contender Tony Mundine, is flawed in and out of the ring, but he looked good tonight. He does have pretty flashy hand speed and seemed more powerful than in previous outings. That could be from weighing in at 156 lbs. when he's been used to fighting at 154, or it could just be that his body is adjusting to the lower weight.

“The Man” has got a big mouth, but hopefully he's finally making good on his promises. The Cotto and Mayweather talk is silly, but now that he has his American debut out of the way, hopefully Dunkin will steer Mundine towards a meaningful match at 154 lbs. God knows, there are enough of them to be made.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

Twitter reacts to Chris Christie and Jerry Jones together

WATCH: Kobe passes Jordan, gets standing ovation

Police union head calls Andrew Hawkins' shirt 'pathetic'

Bengals studied tape of Johnny Manziel against LSU

Steve Smith has classic response to stamina question

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Alabama man charged with murder of Jakell Mitchell

Report: Patriots used Dolphins' Week 1 quotes as motivation

Broncos critical of Philip Rivers' attitude on the field

Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Report: Melky Cabrera, White Sox agree to 3-year deal

WATCH: Penguins commentator makes poor 'I can't breathe' joke

10 takeaways from NFL Week 15

WATCH: Titans-Jets brawl after Geno Smith gets punched

Warren Buffett rocks Ndamukong Suh jersey

Fan dresses as Cam Newton in car accident at Panthers game

WATCH: Santana Moss ejected for getting in ref's face

WATCH: Rey Maualuga flagged for taunting Johnny Manziel

WATCH: Jeremy Hill rejected by Browns fan on leap

WATCH: Patriots return blocked kick for a TD

Pirates unveil alternate camo jerseys for 2015 season

LeBron expected to attend Johnny Manziel's first start

Twitter cracks jokes over Tim Bradley's disfigured face

WATCH: Brewer gets away with ridiculously long travel

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Fan dresses as Cam Newton in car accident

Steve Smith: Ask my wife about stamina

Maualuga flagged for taunting Manziel

Jeremy Hill rejected by Browns fan

Broncos critical of Philip Rivers

SEE: Announcer's 'I can't breathe' joke

Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Muschamp already recruiting at new job

Nats GM 'disappointed' in Bryce Harper

The five best rookie receivers of 2014

NFL relocation to LA looks likely

Peterson thinking about Olympics?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.