Michael Katsidis Back on Friday Night Fights, April 13 vs Albert Mensah. This could be another loss for the 31-year-old Katsidis, as Mensah, #15 IBF, can fight and has huge size at 5’10” with really long arms. Katsidis’ management likely picked Mensah due to his fringe contender status and because of his struggles to beat pressure fighter Andre Gorges in a 12 round majority decision last July.
However, Katsidis, 5’7”, has lost three out of his last four fights since November 2010, and even this opponent might be a too tough for Katsidis at this point. If this was a fight that was held at 135, then it might not be as much of a big deal, but Katsidis is moving up in weight and will be facing a really tall fighter in Mensah, who knows how to use his height really well.
Mensah has won 15 consecutive fights since losing back to back bouts in 2005 against little known opposition. Mensah has really improved since then and has an excellent left hook, which he throws with a lot of speed and a nice jab to go along with it.