Amir Mansour is another name to throw into the heavyweight mix. At 41, the clock is ticking on this much embattled fighter from Wilmington, Delaware. Nicknamed “Hardcore,” Mansour’s biggest name on his resume would probably be the never stopped Dominick Guinn, which Mansour won a 10 round UD in 2011.
On Saturday night, December 14th at the Resorts Superstar Theater in Atlantic City and on NBC Sports Net his opponent was Kelvin “Price is Right” Price. Price is best known as the first Tor Hamer conqueror, winning a split decision back in 2010 on the Khan-Malignaggi undercard. Recently, he was seen on Showtime being stopped in three by Golden Boy’s prized heavy Deontay Wilder.
How good is Amir Mansour? He’s 41, after all. But in the heavyweight division, I suppose it’s never that late. Price went down a couple of times and was retired after the 7th round. Mansour’s record now moves to 20-0 (15 KO). A man sitting next to me thought Mansour was getting gassed and wondered about his punch resistance. We all saw what happened to Seth Mitchell when he made his step up. So cynicism is abound.
This was the type of fight that is more fun live than on television. You had to be there. All I can say is Mansour’s rabid supporters enjoyed it and so did I.
Bryant Jennings to my eyes at least, seems to be the best of the American heavyweights. It seems as if everyone wants to have a heavyweight somewhere in their back pocket, just in case. The networks always want to be ready for the glory days to return, the renaissance of the glamour division.
In other heavyweight action, Steve “USS” Cunningham won a workmanlike 8 round decision over Manuel Quezada. The fight of the night though was veteran Darnell “Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson in a highly entertaining fight KO’ing David “Nino” Rodriguez in the final moment of their 6 round fight.
All in all, a good card for those who went and set the DVR for Broner-Maidana.