Boxing Forum
Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Boxing Forums > Non Stop Boxing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2016, 09:13 AM #1
truestory1987 truestory1987 is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville NJ
Age: 30
Posts: 423
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Rep Power: 8
truestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond reputetruestory1987 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 100,000,010,010,197,936.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 100,000,010,010,197,936.00
Default Kevin Mitchell retiring!

According to Mitchell's Facebook, he will be announcing his retirement on Sky in about 2 hours! He was good little fighter. I would say his best win was his thriller with John Murray. What do you guys think?
truestory1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Old 02-10-2016, 09:19 AM #2
gmc_rfc_06 gmc_rfc_06 is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 9,939
Quoted: 2261 Post(s)
Rep Power: 31
gmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond reputegmc_rfc_06 has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 10,001,005,172,610.25
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 10,001,005,172,610.25
cheers, just saw your post in the NFL thread - ~AK49~ Quality Poster - Dr Rumack No Message - gmc_rfc_06 
Default

Probably the right decision.

Good fighter who was just short of world champion calibre. He got it wrong a few times and also negatively impacted his career with his out of the ring problems, but all things considered he was a good fighter. I actually thought he was good enough to win a world title, but he got his first two attempts completely wrong.

The Murray fight was indeed terrific, FOTY candidate.
gmc_rfc_06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 09:20 AM #3
FlatLine FlatLine is offline
Lights out.
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,828
Quoted: 1120 Post(s)
Rep Power: 16
FlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond reputeFlatLine has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 7,940,276,609,797.29
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 7,940,276,609,797.29
for there Cotto/Trout video. - jose830 Khan's Army - Box-Office Funny troll thread maker - jas 1 of the greats - jas 
Default

That's surprising. The last interview I saw with him was a few weeks ago and he said he thinks he could still win a world title.
FlatLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 09:47 AM #4
D-MiZe D-MiZe is offline
Iron lungs
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: England
Posts: 30,980
Quoted: 399 Post(s)
Rep Power: 114
D-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond reputeD-MiZe has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 903,403,823,578.68
Bank: 1,795,067,143,123,744.00
Total Points: 1,795,970,546,947,323.00
Best chat up line in a gift and or message on Boxingscene. - *Boss Lady* Because you are just so charming. &lt;3333 - *Boss Lady* You haven't been around ... batteries are now dead. - *Boss Lady* I read your manual, changed the batteries and made a mess. Ooops :) - *Boss Lady* Merry Christmas - Flab 
Happy new year! - Toney Loc :kiss: - *Boss Lady* Happy Easter babe :kiss: - Bossy 25k Posts! :kiss: - Bossy For finishing 3rd in Season 2 of The Predictorship Challenge - D4thincarnation 
Keeping the &quot;Predictorship Challenge&quot; alive. - D4thincarnation The Predictorship Challenge Champion Season 3 - D4thincarnation Happy holidays bro! - led* have a safe and Happy New Years bro! :fing02: - jose830 don't get to comfortable with this around your neck, it's going to be taken. - TartanSoldier 
cause you have janes toney as an avy and cause i cant finish this 6 pack - AyoMaDu Some great posts - jas genius predictions! - jas Happy New Year.. - !! AI-Holmes!! Happy holidays and best wishes for 2016 - -Weltschmerz- 
Gay and Lesbian Pride - ЯiZО AIDS/HIV - DARE - DUI Awareness - Epidermolysis Bullosa - Heart Disease - Lymphoma - MADD - Substance Abuse - GetSumBrah Hepatitis C - _PlaT_NuM_ Autism - The Scientist Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) - ??? 
Alzheimer's - Crohn's & Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus - siablo14 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - mangler Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Loccy Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - jazluvr449 Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - jazluvr 
Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Loccy Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Loccy Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - The Gully Gad Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - jazluvr Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - jazluvr 
Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - jazluvr Aphasia - Asthma/Allergies - Brain Cancer - Brain Tumors - Diabetes - Mental Illness - jazluvr Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - 'Sugar' Freddi Alzheimer's - Crohn's & Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus - iBreakbeat Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - iBreakbeat 
Send a message via MSN to D-MiZe
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlatLine View Post
That's surprising. The last interview I saw with him was a few weeks ago and he said he thinks he could still win a world title.
Yea I think he could definitely still compete but will always come up short against the top guys in the division. He had the skills, speed/power and ability but his defence was shite compounded by an okay chin.

Had trouble outside the ring but got plenty of chances to prove himself inside it and he did a few times. Good performance against Linares but was a bit fortunate to get past Maduma.

I remember his fight against Breidis Prescott, not longer after Prescott had battered Khan and lost a close decision to Vazquez (who for the next few years was #1 at lightweight). Mitchell came in and gave Prescott a master class, everything looked on point that night even his defence!

One of the best not to win a world title? I'd disagree, I think Burns was very beatable but Mitchell folded and his lack of defence cost him. Very unfortunate at times, could've been a world champ and I've just checked BoxRec to refresh my memory and Kats went on to fight JMM after Mitchell - that could've been Kevin Mitchell fighting instead!
D-MiZe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 10:19 AM #5
deathofaclown deathofaclown is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,673
Quoted: 2522 Post(s)
Rep Power: 14
deathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond reputedeathofaclown has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 41,537.04
Bank: 2,123,477,208,000,179,200.00
Total Points: 2,123,477,208,000,220,416.00
Quality Poster - Dr Rumack consistent quality posting - Beyonce Bomber Funny comment about the Larry account - Nomadic Flamboyant poster - Weltschmerz word life - Santa_ 
Cheers! - BombZquad You are an awesome poster, you rock! - Slick..Slayer 
Default

He was a skilled fighter, but as everyone said, just fell short at world title level.

Then again, much worse fighters than him have held world titles but it just didn't happen for him. He didn't live the lifestyle of an athlete until the last couple of years which probably didn't help either.
deathofaclown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 10:31 AM #6
Chrismart Chrismart is offline
OK Jim...
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: England
Posts: 10,009
Quoted: 921 Post(s)
Rep Power: 38
Chrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 230,572.39
Bank: 106,583,273,112,557,535,232.00
Total Points: 106,583,273,112,557,780,992.00
No Message - Sake1 For Finishing 3rd in Season 4 of The Predictorship Challenge - D4thincarnation Cheers buddy. - El-blanco Happy New Year.. - !! AI-Holmes!! Good to see you're still around champ, always been a top poster! - JK1700 
Default

Iv'e always enjoyed watching Mitchell. I agree with what others have said; he had the ability, and if he had shown the same dedication in the first half of his career, that he did in the second..he probably would have got that world title. Ultimately, he fell a little short.

Loved his fight against Linares, and i was there to watch his fight against Murray which was another fun fight.
Chrismart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 02:37 PM #7
Chrismart Chrismart is offline
OK Jim...
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: England
Posts: 10,009
Quoted: 921 Post(s)
Rep Power: 38
Chrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond reputeChrismart has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 230,572.39
Bank: 106,583,273,112,557,535,232.00
Total Points: 106,583,273,112,557,780,992.00
No Message - Sake1 For Finishing 3rd in Season 4 of The Predictorship Challenge - D4thincarnation Cheers buddy. - El-blanco Happy New Year.. - !! AI-Holmes!! Good to see you're still around champ, always been a top poster! - JK1700 
Default

Kevin Mitchell retires: Which of his fights are The Panel's favourite?

Jim Watt
He had so many [great fights], so it was hard to choose but the Carl Johanneson fight was my favourite. It was so exciting. He was out of it on several occasions that night but he just kept digging in. We knew Mitchell was an amazingly talented young kid and it all looked like it was falling into place - until then.
It was the first time he had to dig in and grind out a result and that will stay with me. It was a terrific performance. Johanneson was hard and Mitchell showed that he had that in abundance as well. It was his first real test, but he came through it.

Johnny Nelson
It was one that brought the best out of him... John Murray. Mitchell showed just how good his technique was. He showed his power and to get through that fight showed us just what he had. It was a rough, uncut diamond performance from Mitchell.
They were perfectly matched. There wasn't much size difference and it was an even fight, but Mitchell's boxing ability took over and we all saw just how good he could be. We saw it against Prescott or Estrada too. Boy, could Kevin Mitchell box. Especially on that night against Murray.

Glenn McCrory
For me it was Breidis Prescott. For a start it was in Newcastle, right on my doorstep but that was a very, very dangerous fight. The Colombian had beaten Amir Khan in devastating fashion but Kev had absolutely no fear at all.
I remember chatting to him at the weigh-in and he was up for it. He'd been out for a while and his career was in jeopardy but that fight was just the best Kevin Mitchell. He just boxed Prescott to bits, all night long. Absolutely superb.

Carl Froch
Funnily enough I was watching the Murray fight the other day but - and I hate to say it because of the result - but that Jorge Linares fight was special. We all thought Kevin was on his way to finally win that world title and he looked so, so good. But those cuts, those bad injuries, put a stop to it. It was such a shame.
Mitchell was polished that night and even though he'd missed out before, against Linares he looked like he had not only arrived back on the world scene but was going to be a world champion. Forget the result, remember what was a quality performance against a top-level opponent.

Jamie Moore
The one that stands out as Mitchell's best win is probably the John Murray fight. That was a cracking fight and a great performance. There was also Carl Johanneson years ago. The Jorge Linares fight was probably his best performance because he boxed out of his skin.
His best pure boxing performance was probably against Breidis Prescott, because he showed lots of variety in style. So in conclusion, I think the win over Murray and the heroic defeat against Linares. I know he also lost to the likes of Michael Katsidis but that was down to preparation and him not putting in the work that he should have.

Kevin Mitchell
I've had so many highlights but walking out at The O2 for the Jorge Linares fight and hearing the fans cheering for me and singing 'Forever Blowing Bubbles' was just an unbelievable feeling.
I've always been close to the fight fans both in Britain and around the world, and I want to thank them for all their love and support.
Chrismart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 02:57 PM #8
- Ram Raid - - Ram Raid - is offline
Capricorn # 1
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Snouting for Truffles.
Posts: 2,051
Quoted: 245 Post(s)
Rep Power: 11
- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute- Ram Raid - has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 15,001,015,005,028,902.00
Bank: 4,281,821,667,129.98
Total Points: 15,005,296,826,696,034.00
here is a well deserved banana for one of your morning smoothies - jas for following an epic diet - jas Nutrition Specialist - jas war bhop!! - jas excellent post about bhop - jas 
for a year of quality posts in 2014 - jas 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrismart View Post
Iv'e always enjoyed watching Mitchell. I agree with what others have said; he had the ability, and if he had shown the same dedication in the first half of his career, that he did in the second..he probably would have got that world title.
Second this. I felt that when he rededicated himself we'd get the enjoyment of seeing him win a world title an have a nice little redemptive tale to boot. I feel for him that he wasn't able to achieve that.

The Katsidis fight was a pivotal moment in his career for me.
- Ram Raid - is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

Tags
kevin, mitchell, retiring!

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.