Australian boxer Tony Mundine will further press his claims for a world title match with Middleweight champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina when he fights United States boxer Benny Briscoe in Paris on Monday night (25 February).
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GV Benny Briscoe sparring (shorter man on right).
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Background: Australian boxer Tony Mundine will further press his claims for a world title match with Middleweight champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina when he fights United States boxer Benny Briscoe in Paris on Monday night (25 February).
Mundine, the current holder of the British Empire middleweight title, has been in training for a week in Paris under the watchful eye of trainer-manager Ern McQuillan. Mundine has looked impressive in his last fights, particularly in his two meetings with Carlos Marks which he won in 10 and 15 rounds.
His latest opponent, 31-year-old Benny Brisoce of the United States, has already fought world champion Carlos Monzon of Argentina... a tough fifteen round battle in Buenos Aires. Monzon won the fight on points but says Briscoe is the toughest fighter he has ever met. He says it was like fighting a Sherman tank. In his last fight Benny Briscoe knocked out his opponent Ruben Arocha in three rounds.
Monday's fight could by Tony Mundine's toughest test so far and the result could have a bearing on who takes Monzon's world title if he does retire soon as he has promised.
If Monzon decides to fight for another year, he will almost certainly have to defend his title against the winner of the Paris fight. Both Briscoe and Mundine are powerful hitters with both hands but the fight is still expected to go the full distance.