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 Last update:  2/10/2011       Read more by Frank Warren         
   
John Murray-Kevin Mitchell Set For Cleverly-Braehmer
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New Frank Warren signing John Murray gets a big fight straight away - he takes on Kevin Mitchell on the undercard of Nathan Cleverly against Jurgen Braehmer.

The European lightweight champion will make the second defence of his title against Mitchell in a potential classic.

Mitchell hasn't fought since losing to Michael Katsidis in a WBO lightweight title challenge last May.

After the fight, it emerged that he had not trained properly for the biggest opportunity of his career, and he has been sidelined since with eye trouble.

But his shot at Murray - which is likely to take place on April 2 at Wembley Arena - represents an unexpected chance to get back to the top.

However his Mancunian rival will be determined to make a big statement, and knows a world title shot of his own could be on the cards should he win.

Murray, who currently has the longest unbeaten streak in British boxing, is ranked number three by the WBC, and number 13 by the IBF.

He has a 30-0 (18) record, and at 26 is probably approaching his prime.

Tags: British Boxing , John Murray , Nathan Cleverly , Juergen Braehmer , Cleverly vs Braehmer , Cleverly-Braehmer , Kevin Mitchell , Murray vs Mitchell , Murray-Mitchell


 

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comment by The_Demon, on 02-10-2011
[QUOTE=MXboxingfan]Kevin Mitchell was focused on training. The whole "Kevin Mitchell was not training properly" thing is just an excuse meant to protect Mitchell's popularity.[/QUOTE] But we know he didnt prepare properly and had his mind on other things

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 02-10-2011
Looks a very good card. Im surprised this is not gonna be a PPV.

comment by hvirk, on 02-10-2011
this is the fight john murray should have been lookin to make all along.... AWESOME!!!! really happy about this fight, MITCHELL's got a lot to overcome after that dissapointment against katsidis... whoever wins this has got to be looking at the top world contenders.

comment by Prince Mongo, on 02-10-2011
This is a good fight. Mitchell is going to win IMO.

comment by BetterCallSaul, on 02-10-2011
Guarantee this fight falls through a couple of weeks before the date and both fighters are matched up with bums. Just saying.

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