Mitchell: After This I Have Miguel Vazquez in My Sight!
Kevin Mitchell is determined to seize his chance when he faces Ghislaine Maduma in their IBF lightweight final eliminator at Wembley on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old from Dagenham is confident of taking the Canadian's unbeaten status away on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves II and can call upon the support of 80,000 home fans to help him book a clash with world champion Miguel Vazquez.
Speaking at the open workout at Westfield in west London, Mitchell told Sky Sports News: "It's a great opportunity for me. It's a world title eliminator and after this I've got Vazquez in my sight. What a platform to do it on - it's the biggest show in history!
"I've put my whole year into this training. I've made my comeback properly, training solidly for a year and having regular fights for Eddie Hearn with Tony Sims, who's been working wonders with me in the gym.
"I've been sparring the likes of Martin Ward, Ricky Burns. It's been going brilliantly. All the boys like Anthony Joshua are alongside me in the gym. I'm flying for this fight.
"Everyone's buzzing. We're happy. You've got to work hard in this game and working alongside other athletes like that shows you how hard you have to train. We're all working harder to get faster times and it's great.
"I've seen quite a few fights of Maduma's and he likes doing things his own way. He's got fast hands and I imagine he'll be very fit for this fight but if it has to be a war, that's how it will be.
"I've been in a few wars. I've been beaten in two but I wasn't prepared for them. Trust me, when I'm prepared the way I'm prepared now, I'm ready for whoever it has to be.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime crowd. I don't think we'll ever see it again. I said to Anthony Joshua a couple of months back that the only person who could get this kind of crowd again would be him in a few years' time for titles at world level."
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Vasquez slick doeComment by honey_punch on 05-28-2014
[QUOTE=dan_cov;14596622]After seeing his opponent I am not too confident Mitchell will even get past him and Vasquez will box his ears off without a doubt.[/QUOTE] I agree, think Maduma is going to be a tough opponent. Good power and can…Comment by TGD on 05-27-2014
Mitchell is a good little fighter but he's European level at best. If he does get through this one, Vasquez will put a beating on him.Comment by dan_cov on 05-27-2014
After seeing his opponent I am not too confident Mitchell will even get past him and Vasquez will box his ears off without a doubt.Comment by Corelone on 05-27-2014
Got my money on Vazquez. He's a proven traveler and has an ugly but effective style. Kevin has nothing in his record saying that he can handle Vazquez. Vazquez will outbox, out wrestle, and ugly win on him too. Anywhere.…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (5)