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 Last update:  4/19/2012       Read more by David P. Greisman            &
Seth Mitchell, Russell Jr., A. Peterson on Showtime 6/30?
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by David P. Greisman

Heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell, featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. and lightweight contender Anthony Peterson might appear on the same card — a June 30 show to be broadcast on Showtime from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., according to a source with one of the fighter’s camps.

The source said the card is “very close to being confirmed.” Mitchell, who fights Chazz Witherspoon on HBO on April 28, would need to win his bout and not have it go a grueling 12 rounds. Russell and Peterson would still need to sign on.

All three are fighters local to the D.C. area: Mitchell is from Brandywine, Md., Russell is from Capitol Heights, Md., and Peterson grew up in the nation’s capital.

Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 knockouts) and Russell share an adviser, Al Haymon, whose fighters have been appearing on Showtime with increasing frequency this year.

No opponents have been selected yet, the source said.

Peterson last fought in December on the non-televised undercard to an HBO broadcast featuring a bout between his brother, Lamont, and Amir Khan, as well as an undercard attraction that saw Seth Mitchell stop Timur Ibragimov. He is 31-1 with 20 knockouts.

Russell last fought in November, a one-round starching of Heriberto Ruiz that was shown on HBO. The 2008 Olympic team member is 19-0 with 11 knockouts.

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Tags: Seth Mitchell , Gary Russell Jr. , Anthony Peterson

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comment by Roman Moreno, on 04-20-2012
LMAO at the retardation shown by "Alwaysontop" :rofl: [QUOTE=tenpoint]Showtime is giving HBO a run for their money![/QUOTE] Check William Blake post [QUOTE=William Blake]so showtime is buying fights when opponents aren't even named? al hayman at work again giving the fans more gems in t...

comment by Russian Crushin, on 04-20-2012
[QUOTE=hougigo]I thought he was facing Chaz Witherspoon... or is that somebody else?[/QUOTE] Yes he is, but next saturday on the 28th

comment by Hougigo, on 04-20-2012
[QUOTE=Russian Crushin]They will all face complete bums Peterson-- is still recovering form his beating against Rios, and has only fought 1 fight since them which was a 8 rounder Russell jr-- Self explanatory Mitchell-- Doubtful he even faces a top 40 fighter Not only will they not ...

comment by Russian Crushin, on 04-20-2012
[QUOTE=DLT]I disagree with some on here. I dont see them putting on a crap card. It might not be huge names but I think all 3 will face solid name fighters[/QUOTE] They will all face complete bums Peterson-- is still recovering form his beating against Rios, and has only fought 1 fight si...

comment by Hougigo, on 04-20-2012
Dang, I want to go to this

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