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Murray-Mitchell is Possibly Being Pushed To July 16th

By Terence Dooley

John Murray’s domestic showdown with London’s Kevin Mitchell hangs in the balance amidst reports that the July 9th EXCEL Arena meeting has been shifted to Frank Warren’s massive July 16th ECHO Arena bill in Liverpool.

Sources indicate that Mitchell will make the rescheduled date although there has been no word from Frank Warren’s office about the change, sparking worries that the Londoner may be struggling to make the lightweight limit ahead of this eagerly anticipated scrap.

Mitchell, 31-1 (23), has not fought since losing his undefeated tag to Michael Katsidis at Upton Park in May of last year.  The latest development comes hot on the heels of persistent reports that ‘Mighty’ Mitchell has struggled in sparring after so long out of the ring and is facing an uphill struggle to recapture the sparkling form that saw him register a decision win over Khan conqueror Breidis Prescott in December 2009.

Murray has had no such problems.  The former British and European champion has stayed close to his fighting weight and is excited about the possibility of “Settling the Kevin Mitchell question once and for all”.

The 26-year-old Mancunian has expressed his delight at finally getting to meet his Dagenham-based rival in the ring; he is believed to have put the disappointment of a revised date to one side to remain focussed on the task in hand.

Mitchell, 27, won an ABA title as an amateur as well as British, Commonwealth (at super-featherweight) belts as a pro and held the WBO Inter-continental 135lb belt going into the Katsidis massacre.

If the delay allows Kevin to bring his A-game then the fans will happily swallow the disappointment and look ahead to an excellent contest between two strong willed boxers.

 We will bring you any further developments as they unfold.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hard Boiled on 07-02-2011

This is what happens when you have a third rate promotor handling bouts, Not that I care about Murray or Mitchell two hype jobs, But Frank Warren is the Gary Shaw of UK boxing a slimey snake that cant promote…

Comment by project xxx1 on 07-02-2011

keep us updated please,i was going to buy tickets for the fight today,ill hold back for another day

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