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 Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card Joe Cordina Blasts Out Sergej Vib At Wembley, Moves To 2-0 Zambrano: Marrero will find out he isn't as fast as he thinks he is Alvarez, Chavez Have Family Pride at Stake in Rematch Showdown Joshua Reflects on What He Learned From Sparring Klitschko Donnie Nietes Defeats Nantapech For IBF Flyweight Crown Frank Warren: Joshua Needs To Beat Wilder or Fury To Be King Joshua: No Fear of Klitschko; ‘Steppingstone Towards Greatness’ Mike Tyson Thinks Klitschko Can Win, Joshua Better Than Wilder Joshua Details Strategy to Limit Klitschko's Excessive Holding Daily Bread Mailbag: Berto, Canelo-Chavez, Klitschko-Joshua, More Duarn Vue Faces Late-Sub Miguel Angel Mendoza in Madison Quigg Has No Issue Going To Vegas For Santa Cruz or Mares Campbell: Rubio Being Blamed For Amir Khan's Loss Was Bullsh*t! SHO's Espinoza Wonders if UFC Really Want Mayweather-McGregor Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Talks Joshua-Klitschko, More Hearn: If Joshua Beats Klitschko, He's The Biggest Star in Boxing Anthony Dirrell Waits For Smith Date, Backs Klitschko To Win Does Joshua Have To Beat Klitschko For The Division To Flourish? Casey Ramos Bounces Back, Decision Miguel Beltran Over Ten Pacquiao: I Had a Dream of 'Controversial' Loss To Mayweather Chavez: I Was Inactive, Injured, Didn't Train - So Canelo Picked Me Klitschko Smiles: I Know What Joshua is Thinking, What He Will Do Photos: Zambrano-Marrero, Rosario-Gallimore - Official Weigh-In Former Opponent Reflects on How Joshua Ended His Career Joshua: This Could Be Easy, I Could Go in and Catch Klitschko Amir Khan: It Makes Sense To Fight Kell Brook Now! Bellew Claims Joshua Threatened Klitschko During Face To Face Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers Are Ready For War!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement