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Frank Warren on Mitchell's Rise, Danger of Judah, More

By Frank Warren

A LOT can happen in a year. Think back to May 2010 when Kevin Mitchell cut a deflated figure at Upton Park following a crushing defeat to Michael Katsidis.

Fast forward to last Saturday when the Dagenham Destroyer amazingly turned it all around with a stunning win over John Murray and crashed back into the ratings and big fights.

Mitchell overcame personal problems to put on a classy performance at the Liverpool Echo Arena to halt his Manchester rival in the eighth in what is sure to be the domestic Fight of the Year.

Word of the thriller spread across the Atlantic with Ring Magazine and the respected ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael installing Mitchell in their top-10 lightweight rankings.

It was a brutal contest that saw both men trading huge blows right from the start.

But when Murray's right eye swelled up like a golf ball, he couldn't see Mitchell's fast left hooks coming and in the eighth he was sent to the canvas and, after another barrage from Mitchell, the referee stepped in.

It was a great win for Mitchell and he now has a number of options on the table.

Although Murray lost his unbeaten record - coincidently like Mitchell on his 32nd fight - it's not the end of the world for him.

Once he's back in the gym, sorting out what went wrong, he'll be hungry to get back into action.

He needs to look no further than Mitchell as an example of getting back to the top and the Londoner offered Murray a rematch if he wins a world title.

Murray can also look to Ricky Burns, who headlined the card last week, for inspiration. The Scot's had two losses in his career, yet has gone on to win a world title.

Burns defended his WBO world super-featherweight title against Nicky Cook, but it was one of the most unusual victories seen in the ring after Cook suffered a prolapsed disc from a body punch thrown by Burns in the opening seconds.

Even though Cook was down and in excruciating pain, he bravely tried to continue, but was sent to the canvas twice more. The towel was thrown in from Cook's corner and the referee stopped the fight.

There were rumours afterwards about irregular betting patterns and that Cook had not trained because of bad back. But it was just a complete freak injury.

Pernell's Fab Zab

I PROMOTED Amir Khan's rival Zab Judah over here 11 years ago when he fought Junior Witter.

Although Witter had only 48 hours' notice he gave Judah problems and had he had more desire he would have beat him.

One of the greats, Pernell Whitaker, now trains Judah. He is undefeated with him. If 'Pee Wee' can instil his ring smarts into Judah he could give Khan problems.

Amir hasn't been impressive in his last two fights, he seems to have lost his head movement and comes forward in straight lines.

THE ex-wife of one-time pound-for-pound best Shane Mosley will keep three world championship belts for each of their kids until they turn 18, a divorce settlement revealed.

In addition, she will also get half of Mosley's fight purses during their marriage.

TONY BELLEW'S win over Ovill McKenzie last weekend has almost set up an exciting all-British world title showdown with bitter rival Nathan Cleverly.

I would expect Bellew and WBO world champion Cleverly to be a real war if it happens in the autumn.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_1985 on 07-23-2011

Bellew hasn't really proved that he is good enough for Clev. He might be better than he has shown, but he has had plenty of time to show us.

Comment by russtnailz on 07-23-2011

Warren is a straight up dick. His last card was a complete farce except for Mitchell v Murray, even then Warren messed up cos he thought he was throwing Mitchell to the wolves. Clev v Bellew will be a snoozefest…

Comment by Jim Tom on 07-23-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10883202]A LOT can happen in a year. Think back to May 2010 when Kevin Mitchell cut a deflated figure at Upton Park following a crushing defeat to Michael Katsidis. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=41867]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] I agree with Warren,Khan moves in…

Comment by leemoorcroft on 07-23-2011

how da **** duz bellew deserv any sort of shot the best hes beaten is a 18 10 record sellin out ye brits pal and mitchel will never be anyfin more than a good domestic fighter warren ye stable of…

Comment by mattr on 07-23-2011

I really don't see Cleverly v Bellew as being "a real war". Maybe it would be fairly entertaining for the few rounds it lasted but i see it more as a one sided drubbing in Cleverly's favour.

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