While many people may be happy that Anthony Mundine was knocked out last night by “Australian Contender” winner Garth Wood, let us not forget that he was at least prepared to give the winner of the television show a fight.
This victory will do wonders to elevate Wood’s status in a very short space of time. Quite what it will do to Mundine’s reputation time will tell.
As Wood said in the pre-fight he always had a chance if he could land a punch on the button, as Mundine has been susceptible to the knockout blow.
Overall it has to be good for Boxing in Australia rather than constantly witnessing fights that are so heavily weighted in favour of one fighter and are simply there to increase their win ratio.