By: Terry Foster
Middleweight boxer Bronco McKart is 43 years old, nearly twice the age of his next opponent.
Tony Harrison is no ordinary boxer. He is the new face of Detroit boxing and at age 23 this is his time to shine and prepare for greatness. That is exactly what he is expected to do.
Harrison (17-0 with 14 knockouts) is the next great thing. But the old man stands in his way and plans on making things difficult for Harrison. McKart is no slouch. He currently owns the World Universal Organization middleweight title and has 56 career wins and 34 KO’s. But age is not a friend. He knows it and that is why McKart does not fight frequently. He is trying to preserve himself and make sure he is the best he can be when he does step into the ring.
He will do that Friday when he takes on Harrison at Cobo Center. Tickets are from $35 to $100 and can be purchased online at neptix.com.
“I take this seriously. It is not a hobby,” McKart said in the 971 The Ticket studios. “Golf is my hobby. I still feel great. I compete at a high level. If I didn’t then I would not do this. I am still boxing these young guys, 21 and 22 years old. What I can’t do physically I do it mentally because I have been around a long time.”