Seth Mitchell-Charles Davis on Alvarez vs. Hatton Card

By Lem Satterfield

Heavyweight prospect Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell of Brandywine, MD., will pursue his 19th straight win and his 15th knockout on Saturday against southpaw journeyman Charles Davis on the Golden Boy Promotions under card to the HBO televised main event featuring Mexico's 20-year-old Saul Alvarez against England's Mathew Hatton for the WBC's  junior middleweight belt at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The 28-year-old, 6-foot-2 Mitchell (20-0-1, 14 knockouts) is coming off of December's fifth round stoppage of 35-year-old Taurus "The Bull" Sykes (25-7-1, seven KOs), a win that secured his fifth straight knockout and his seventh in his past eight bouts.

"I'm fighting another 10 rounder. This will be my second time. If I go 10 rounds, you know, this will be the first time," said Mitchell, who, in disposing of Sykes, eliminated a man who has gone the 10-round distance in an June, 2007 loss to former world champion Hasim Rahman.

"Record-wise, it would be accurate to say that Taurus Sykes was my toughest opponent," said Mitchell. "He was a guy who went the distance with Hasim Rahman and who had beaten Friday Ahunanya. He was definitely my toughest opponent, record-wise."

In the 39-year-old Davis (19-21-3, four KOs), Mitchell realizes that he is taking a risk in looking bad, this, due to the fact that he will be facing a fighter who is 0-4-1 in his past five bouts, having been stopped twice during that time.

Davis has been stopped five times during his career and is coming off of a Jan. 22, eight-round draw with former contender, Monte Barrett.

"I'm looking to obviously win. His record is 19-21, so a lot of people might look at that and say that I'm not fighting anybody. But I don't look at that. In his 21 losses, I think that he's only been stopped I believe five times," said Mitchell.

"He's been in there with quality opposition and tends to go the distance and make his opponents look bad," said Mitchell. "That's one of my biggest motivations is to go out there, look good, and to keep this ship moving. I want to win, but I want to look good winning."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines DeGale Confident That He'll Beat, Expose Weaknesses in Golovkin Roach Admits: Crawford is NOT My Favorite Fight For Pacquiao Schaefer: I Couldn't Be Coming Back With a Better Fight Card Crawford To Face PBC Fighter Next? Then Pacquiao in 2017? Roach: Pacquiao is Too Big, Lomachenko is Not That Good Javier Fortuna vs. Omar Douglas Camp Notes Pacquiao vs. Lomachenko is The Fight Arum Wants To Make Most Terry Flanagan vs. Orlando Cruz on November 26, Motorpoint Roach: Golden Boy Protecting Their 'Cash Cow' From Golovkin John Molina Wants to Dethrone 140 Kingpin Terence Crawford Schaefer Explains Ringstar Business Model, PBC Relationship Roach Still Wants Pacquiao vs. Canelo: I Love That Fight! Parker's Promoter Still Pushing To Keep Ruiz Fight in Auckland Manny Pacquiao: I Need a Convincing Win To Prove I'm Still Here Scott Quigg Makes Featherweight Debut on Anthony Joshua Card Pacquiao vs. Vargas Lands on BoxNation Katie Taylor Inks Promotional With Eddie Hearn, Pro Debut Set Oscar De La Hoya: 2016 is Maybe The Worst Year For Boxing Roach: I Don't Think Andre Ward is The Fighter He Used To Be Video: Freddie Roach Talks Golovkin, Kovalev vs. Ward, More Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach Have Retirement Pact in Place Video: Justin Fortune Discusses The Heavyweight Division Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Arum: I Would NEVER Do Pacquiao vs. Golovkin - It Was a Joke! Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Mason Menard's Fight Now Off Due To Bookkeeping Issue Molina Still Wants Danny Garcia Fight: He Has Holes in His Armor Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Demetrius Andrade Very Motivated as Jack Culcay Clash Nears Photos: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work at Wild Card Gym Canelo Says The Ball is in Golovkin's Court: Accept The Offer! Ricardo Mayorga Crashes Into Taxi, Pursued For 200K in Damages Canelo Eager To Prove WBO Prez's Prediction of Mayweather KO Vences: A Win Over Casey Ramos Will Open A lot of Doors For Me Photos: Juanma, Vazquez Explode in Very Tense Final Presser Ustinov's Manager Expects WBA To Order Klitschko Title Fight Premier Boxing Champions Reveal Season 3 Schedule Helenius Faces Basile on 12/17, Chisora Rematch Eyed For March

Latest Active Forum Threads