Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Miguel Vazquez-Kevin Mitchell in Talks For Froch-Groves

Promoter Eddie Hearn has opened talks with IBF champion Miguel Vazquez about facing Kevin Mitchell on the Carl Froch-George Groves undercard.

The Dagenham fighter will be targeting a fourth straight win this Saturday against Georgian Mikheil Avakyan in a bumper Liverpool bill, live on Sky Sports.

A stoppage defeat by Ricky Burns wrecked Mitchell's hopes of taking the WBO belt in 2012, but he has impressed since a reunion with old trainer Tony Sims and Hearn feels he is ready to fight at world level again.

Bitter rivals Froch and Groves will collide again in the capital on May 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and the inclusion of a lightweight world title fight would add more excitement to a big night for British boxing at Wembley.

"We are talking to Kevin Mitchell, we're talking to Miguel Vazquez as well the IBF champion about a potential shot for him," said Hearn.

"He's (Mitchell) ready for the step-up. He was supposed to fight Tommy Coyle, but Tommy Coyle had a really tough fight in his last fight and he may be moving up to light-welterweight. It's going to be interesting to see, but Mitchell's ready for a big fight.

"I made some approaches to them (Vazquez's promoters). We're making him an offer, we're talking money with them at the moment, so it's a fight we would like to make."

Hearn is also keen to secure another world title fight and has approached Stuart Hall about defending his IBF bantamweight title against Jamie McDonnell.

McDonnell was stripped of the IBF belt after failing to agree a mandatory defence and Hall won the vacant strap with a battling points win over Vusi Malinga in December.

"I've made Stuart Hall a huge offer to fight Jamie McDonnell and hopefully he will take that. I would think he would want to fight on the show," said Hearn.

Exciting heavyweight Anthony Joshua is expected to fight at Wembley and Larry Olubamiwo is being considered as a possible future opponent for the Olympic gold medallist.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 03-12-2014

I do see Mitchell as a little underrated...he's a decent fighter when he's focused. I think Vasquez beats him pretty easily though. Speaking of Hall and McDonnell..i'm interested in seeing how Paul Butler does and Bantamweight. Exciting fighter i reckon.

Comment by newcastleking on 03-11-2014

Vasquez #1lightweght. Yes very underated

Comment by Box-Office on 03-11-2014

Anyone remember the time when him and Murray were gunning for Khan? :lol1: Jokes aside ill pull for Mitchell in this one cuz i like his style. Very precise and smooth. I honestly thought he would beat Katsidis and Burn…

Comment by Wizardsh on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;14316888]It's Mitchell who is seriously underrated. The way he boxed Prescott's ears off was a thing of beauty. He is the total package, but unfortunately his chin is quite week. He won't have to worry about that against Vazquez…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 03-11-2014

[QUOTE=Black Barty;14316888]It's Mitchell who is seriously underrated. The way he boxed Prescott's ears off was a thing of beauty. He is the total package, but unfortunately his chin is quite week. He won't have to worry about that against Vazquez…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Pacquiao's Aussie Sparring Partner: I Don't Owe Jeff Horn Sh*t! Ward To Critics: I'm Not Having It, Nobody Taking Away This Win! Gabe Rosado Looking To Possible J'Leon Love Rematch Roc Nation Exec: Flores Intentionally Stayed Down on the Canvas Photos: Omar Figueroa Putting in Work For Robert Guerrero Miguel Roman Bounces Back With Battering of Nery Saguilan Julio Cesar Chavez's Brother Shot and Killed During Robbery Misael Rodriguez, Lindolfo Delgado To Return on Televisa Card Beibut Shumenov Officially Retires Due To Severe Eye Injury Montgomery Brothers Ink With Witness Sports Management NSAC Changes Rigondeaux-Flores Result From KO to a No-Contest Tyson Fury: McGregor Drills Mayweather - It'll Be Good For Boxing Badou Jack Wants Adonis Stevenson After Nathan Cleverly Shot Fury: 'I'm a Fat Bastard;' Says He Must Lose 100-Plus Pounds Canelo On Chavez: He Didn't Try to Win; You Have to Have Balls! Mikey Garcia Wants Linares, Lomachenko or Pacquiao in The Fall Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev II Ending, Canelo-VADA, More Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch Ordered By The IBF Arum Feels Horn Will Become Major Star After Pacquiao Fight De La Hoya: Canelo vs. Golovkin is a Trilogy Type of Fight Canelo: Big Difference Between Me and The Guys Golovkin KO'd Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose Horn's Trainer: Secret 10-Point Plan in Place To Beat Pacquiao Pacquiao: McGregor Not Compatible With Boxing - He Won't Win Lomachenko's Manager Responds Back To Team Rigondeaux Shane Mosley Jr. Motivated To Impress on Pacquiao-Horn Card Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Now in Manchester, September 23 Fortune: Plain and Simple - Horn Has No Shot To Beat Pacquiao! Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement