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Steward Sees Seth Mitchell as W. Klitschko Foe in a Year

By Keith Idec

It’ll be about a year, according to Emanuel Steward, before Seth Mitchell is really ready to fight Wladimir Klitschko for his heavyweight titles.

Mitchell impresses Steward, though, and the Hall-of-Fame trainer considers the undefeated former Michigan State football player one of only two Americans, along with Chris Arreola, that he would want to see the dominant Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) box in the foreseeable future.

“It’s unfortunate that we don’t have any heavyweight challengers in America,” Steward said . “It’s not [the Klitschkos’] fault. Wladimir asked me a while back about Seth Mitchell, because I did the [HBO] broadcast [for Mitchell’s last fight].

“He looks good. I like him. He’s a fundamentally good fighter. He does what I like to see heavyweights do. He comes out and he throws punches. He doesn’t wait and he’d be a good challenge. It’s too bad we don’t have a bunch of them.”

Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KOs), of Brandywine, Md., recorded the most noteworthy win of his four-year pro career Dec. 10 by knocking out Uzbekistan’s Timur Ibragimov (30-4-1, 16 KOs) in the second round in Washington, D.C.

The 29-year-old Mitchell made his HBO debut in that fight. He’ll return to the ring in another HBO co-feature April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Mitchell will face Philadelphia’s Chazz Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KOs) in a 10-rounder that night on the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson undercard.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fragilety on 03-06-2012

I don'tknowe about this article because Manny was not in DC on december 10th and did not do the broadcast for mitchills fight that night.. btw not impressed in mtchill in any way whatsoever

Comment by joe strong on 03-05-2012

mitchell needs more experience. he demolished ibragimov which i didn't see coming & now he has a bout with chazz witherspoon. he needs a couple more fights vs this level of competition then a fight or 2 vs top 15…

Comment by nomadman on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;11858257]Both Witherspoon and Ibragimov have been beaten easily by Tony Thompson, whom everyone is crying against.[/QUOTE] Reason everyone is "crying" about Thompson is that a) he's already been beaten by Wlad, b) he's 40 years old, and c) he poses…

Comment by edgarg on 03-05-2012

Both Witherspoon and Ibragimov have been beaten easily by Tony Thompson, whom everyone is crying against.

Comment by SelectOne on 03-05-2012

I think the best thing mitchel can do is avoid a klitschko because hes slim to non to ever beat either of them like most fighters personaly i cant wait for vitali to go then wladimir aswell just think of…

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