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Kevin Mitchell-Marco A. Barrera in Play For Haye-Chisora?

By Terence Dooley
 
Sources indicate that London's Kevin Mitchell could be in line to face Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera on the undercard of David Haye versus Dereck Chisora at Upton Park on July 14.  The representatives of both boxers are rumoured to be negotiating a meeting between Mitchell, 33-1 (24), and the three weight world champion, who holds a 67-7 (44) record.
 
Barrera holds victories over Erik Morales, Naseem Hamed and Johnny Tapia.  The 38-year-old recently took part in a speaking tour of the U.K.; he also fought over here when losing to Amir Khan by a fifth-round technical decision in 2009 and beating Paul Lloyd in a single stanza in 1999.  Although inactive in recent times, "The Baby Faced Assassin" registered wins in 2010 and 2011 over Adailton De Jesus and Jose Arias respectively.  Although he has yet to open his 2012 account, Barrera is said to be seriously considering the Mitchell job.
 
Mitchell had hoped to fight WBO lightweight boss Ricky Burns on the July bill.  The lack of a Burns night for "Mighty" could pave the way for a meeting with Barrera as Mitchell seeks to move towards world title contention in the lightweight division.  Mitchell took away John Murray's unbeaten record last July in a FOTY candidate and boxed his way to a ten-round decision win over Felix Lora in February.
 
Indeed, the 28-year-old has stated his desire for big fights and rapid career development in coming years after losing out on a chance to travel to the U.S.A. for a WBA lightweight title challenge against Brandon Rios last December due to fears that Mitchell's past brushes with the law would impact on his ability to obtain a U.S. Visa.  A meeting with Barrera, albeit a badly faded Barrera, could help Mitchell gain the name recognition needed to mount a world title bid.
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gingeralbino on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;12165002]He wanted the Burns fight. He was in the newspaper the other week saying it was a done deal. I heard nothing from Burns' side though. I think they don't want the fight. Perhaps because they're worried about…

Comment by MARKBNLV on 05-25-2012

War Barrera

Comment by PD21 on 05-25-2012

ow3d, Agree entirely. It was the most dodgy, corrupt officiating Ive seen so im sure Barrera would have learnt his lesson unless he is just coming over for the payday regardless. I doubt it because he is a proud man…

Comment by Jam Jars on 05-24-2012

Surprised Barrera would fight in England on a Warren card after that BS in the Khan fight.

Comment by BOLLOCKS on 05-24-2012

War Barrera!

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