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Katsidis Training: Eyes Kevin Mitchell on 10/15 or Ndou

By Adrian Warren

A mooted rematch with Britain's Kevin Mitchell or a domestic blockbuster with Lovemore Ndou have prompted Michael Katsidis to resume training just one week after his last fight.

With the options of an October 15 London bout with Mitchell or a November date in Australia with Ndou, Katsidis quickly returned to his training camp in Thailand following his August 13 third-round knockout of Mexican Michael Lozada on the Gold Coast.

Katsidis blasted out the previously unbeaten Mitchell in three rounds back in May 2010 at West Ham's Upton Park Stadium in a successful WBO interim lightweight title defence.

While Katsidis moved up to light-welterweight to fight Lozada, his trainer Brendon Smith said there would be no problem going back down to lightweight.

Mitchell is ranked No.3 in the WBO lightweight rankings, six places higher than Katsidis, whom he called out after an eighth-round stoppage last month of compatriot John Murray.

"At first I believed these guys weren't fair dinkum, but we're still talking numbers so we'll see how fair dinkum they are," Smith told AAP from Thailand.

"We've been having some discussions for a rematch with Kevin Mitchell, therefore we've arrived here to continue on training and if the fight goes down we'll stay here.

"However, I also still have a lot of interest in Lovemore Ndou."

Smith said Ndou had agreed to fight Katsidis at junior-welterweight in November and at whichever venue he suggested, possibly Brisbane, but that the financial details and a deal with pay television still had to be sorted out.

"I think it's a great fight for Australia," Smith said of Katsidis-Ndou.

"You've got to give credit where it's due and Lovemore has fought the best in the world and been in some great fights and he's very tough."

Another potential opponent could be Cuban veteran Joel Casamayor, the first professional to beat Katsidis.

Smith said his charge would also have no problem accepting a fight withtough Argentinian Marcos Maidana, if his postponed bout with the injured Robert Guerrero wasn't rescheduled.

He wasn't concerned about the possibility of Katsidis backing up just two months after the Lozada fight.

"Michael put Michael Lozada away early, he came through with no cuts, no injuries, it's perfect timing to back up again," Smith said.

"Regardless of whether it is Kevin Mitchell, Lovemore Ndou. Joel Casamayor or whoever we decide to fight next, we will fight late October or mid November."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-28-2011

Katsidis would blast Ndou who is nothing more, now, than an oppenent/punching bag...

Comment by Evil Abed on 08-27-2011

Ndou is the perfect fight to test himself at 140. Assuming Lovemore can still make 140. I might even favor Ndou.

Comment by chiguy91 on 08-27-2011

end result would be the same, especially since rios is going to destroy him before katsidis would be able to get his hands on him. that fight is still on right, rios/mitchell?

Comment by boxingboy86 on 08-27-2011

Would still prefer a Mitchel v Rios fight

Comment by puga on 08-27-2011

its really a bit surprising for me to see mitchel lose to kats given kevin is pretty good boxer himself and he beat breides who imo is more powerful puncher and better fighter than mike..but again its boxing where everything…

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