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Seth Mitchell Targets The Klitschko Bros. For Early 2013

By Ryan Burton
 
Heavyweight Prospect Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell (23-0-1) appeared on the most recent edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show.  Mitchell is putting the final touches on his training camp for Timur Ibragimov.  The fight takes place in Washington, DC and will be broadcast on HBO.  Amir Khan defends his WBA and IBF titles versus Lamont Peterson in the main event.
 
The articulate former Michigan State linebacker was very candid when he answered the questions that my co-hosts and I are were asking.  While he is very happy with the way his career is progressing, he thinks that he needs a few more fights before he is ready to take on one of the Klitschko brothers who have dominated the heavyweight division for years. He also thinks that after a few more fights that he will be more well known.
 
"I think I'm a top level fighter now," stated Mitchell.  "People will hear my name and know who I am within the next two or three fights. I have the size to stay with the Klitschko's. I am 6'2".  I have the athleticism. I think my athleticism is the key." 
 
Mitchell also stated that he never goes into the fight looking for the knockout.  He likes to let the knockouts come to him.  At the same time he understands that the fans that pay money to attend his fights want to be entertained and that winning the fight is only part of the equation of becoming a must-see fighter.
 
"This is the entertainment business. Win lose or draw you will get an entertaining fight from me. I'm not gonna run. The fans will get their money's worth on December 10th," said Mitchell.
 
Before our call ended, Mitchell revealed a target date for facing either Wladimir or Vitali.  Barring an injury or other problem, he feels that he will be ready for one of the brothers in the beginning of 2013.
 
"If I continue to progress and I don't have any setbacks I should be ready for the Klitschkos by the early part of 2013.  My team is doing a great job getting me the right fights to get me ready for the Klitschkos," Mitchell explained.
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rocky Rode on 12-01-2011

He might be ready by then. The HW division is so weak that if he just beats someone like Arreola he'll probably be deserving of a title shot. I really like the way Seth Mitchell fights. He's very agressive and…

Comment by uoykcuf on 12-01-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11493857]First off, [B]ibragimov is a bad opponent for an untested and amateurish brawled like mitchell[/B]. [B]He is too skilled and technical of a boxer. He is a slick veteran who won't be phased by Mitchell marching forward swinging for the…

Comment by kokingbill on 12-01-2011

Mitchell's people turned down a fight with Kauffman on the Card that was supposed to happen on your profile pic. He was going to fight Mike Mollo instead? I dont know man. I know Kevin Johnson even said he'd fight…

Comment by Clint650 on 11-30-2011

If Travis Kauffman started to call him out then i wouldnt mind seeing them on an undercard. Fast Eddie as well. Seth is as good as any of these guys, and i really like his attitude. face it, he gets…

Comment by Clint650 on 11-30-2011

I wouldnt make that bet. Mitchell would drop Arreola, and the only heavyweights out there are the two blown up cruisers Adamek and Haye who would give the bigger, but slower Mitchell a tough fight. David Price and Tyson Fury…

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