British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24KOs) set his sights on an all-British world title fight with Scotland's Ricky Burns (33-2, 9KOs) after beating Felix Lora at London's York Hall. Mitchell outpointed his Dominican rival over 10 rounds before challenging WBO lightweight champion Burns.
"I'll be a world champion in the summer, I promise you," said Mitchell. "I'll have another fight in March and we'll fight Burns in the summer. Ricky Burns is a lovely lad but I'm going to have to beat him."
Mitchell, 27, fought Australia's Michael Katsidis for the WBO interim lightweight title in 2010 only to be stopped in three rounds. However, he stopped Manchester's John Murray in eight rounds last July to put himself back into world title contention.