Chris Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s), of Riverside, Calif. and Seth Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s), of Brandywine, Md., got into a heated verbal exchange during Wednesday’s final press conference for their 12-round heavyweight showdown for the WBC Silver Championship this Saturday, Sept. 7, on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® immediately following ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo Episode 3 Premiere, which begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
In the 10-round co-feature from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., former two-division world champion Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s), of Mexico City, will take on Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO’s), of Gardena, Calif., in a featherweight bout. Continue reading
Seth Mitchell managed to cautiously labor his way to a tentative 12 round points win during his June rematch with Johnathon Banks. There were a few shaky moments for Mitchell early when it looked like Banks had him ready to go again, but a repeat of the upset KO from their first match was not to be this time around. To his credit Mitchell survived. He did this by fighting smarter and being incredibly careful.
It also helped that Banks was unusually lethargic. For whatever reason Banks was just not aggressive enough, especially following those key instances where he seemed to rock the man he had stopped in the 2nd round some 7 months earlier.
Can Mitchell employ similar tactics this Saturday to be successful when he faces Chris Arreola?
Probably not. Continue reading
Tensions were high at Wednesday’s final press conference for Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between contenders Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell. After Mitchell stated that Arreola lost every time he has stepped up, Arreola said he is taking a step way down in facing Mitchell and told Seth you “f—– up by trying to fight me.” Continue reading
NEW YORK (Sept. 3, 2013) – Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola calls it a “must-win” and may retire if he loses. Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell calls it “do-or-die” and a “crossroads fight for both of us.”
This Saturday, Sept. 7, former world title challenger Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s), of Riverside, Calif., meets former college football star Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s), of Brandywine, Md., in a 12-rounder for the WBC Silver Championship in a battle of world-ranked heavyweights on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition live on SHOWTIME® immediately following ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo Episode 3 Premiere which begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast Continue reading
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones & Justin Jones, Photo © Paul “Paparazzi” Jones– American Heavyweight titlist Seth ‟Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KOs) held a closed media workout at the Dream Team Boxing Gym (MD) in preparation for his upcoming 12-round tilt against fellow U.S. contender Cristobal ‟The Nightmare” Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs).
The affable Mitchell and Arreola headline a Showtime Boxing – Special Edition® doubleheader on September 7th at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (Indio, CA). The telecast also marks the return of former World Champion Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KOs), 38, who battles the lesser-known Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round junior featherweight bout. Continue reading
INDIO, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2013) – Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that the SHOWTIME®doubleheader will now take Saturday, Sept. 7, making it a boxing fans’ weekend at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event was originally slated for Friday, Sept. 6.
The telecast features a 12-round clash of heavyweight contenders between Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (34-3, 30 KO’s) and a 10-round featherweight meeting between Mexican superstar Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s) and California prospect Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO’s). The SHOWTIME telecast and event start time remain the same. All tickets bought for Sept. 6 will be honored on Sept. 7. Continue reading
INDIO, CALIF. (Aug. 9, 2013) – It’s SHOWTIME® at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 6, as a SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition will feature a mix of top contenders, rising stars and a legendary former champion on the comeback trail.
In the main event, scheduled for 12-rounds, top heavyweight contenders Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola will bang it out in an important fight for the WBC Silver Championship.
Plus, Mexican superstar Rafael Marquez continues his quest for yet another world title when he faces California prospect Efrain Esquivias in a 10-round featherweight bout.
Mitchell vs. Arreola, a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver Heavyweight, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Continue reading
You’ve got to hand it to former football player Seth Mitchell. The once-beaten 31-year-old had limited amateur experience and “Mayhem,” as the Brandywine slugger is known, has not found the transition from the field to the ring to be a natural one. But whatever shortcomings Mitchell has as a fighter – and his critics maintain they are plenty – the 26-1-1(19) contender makes up for them, or almost makes up for them, with sheer heart.
Mitchell is not blessed with a good chin, and he appears lost and unsure what to do when hurt (see his stoppage loss to Johnathon Banks and the early going of the return), but he is making the most of his boxing career. By even taking the revenge win over Banks – a fight that resulted in Banks seeming totally disinterested in capitalising on the early, near fight-ending success he had – Mitchell showed he is game, and his next fight, an almost-made match-up with the vastly experienced Chris Arreola, further proves Mitchell is willing to take risks. But is a fight with Arreola, 35-3(30) too much of a risk for Mitchell? Continue reading
Johnathon Banks – “I don’t consider the last fight with Mitchell an upset. For me to say it was an upset would be a discredit to myself. I don’t like upsets in my life. If I didn’t think 100 percent that I was going to win, I wouldn’t have taken the fight.
“I went after him (trying to get the fight). He didn’t come after me. I think his whole bandwagon, all his people that follow him, his fans, are mad. They thought it was an upset. Me, personally? I didn’t think it was an upset.
“I’ve always been a believer of ‘if something’s not broke why try to fix it.’ I think what I did last time worked perfectly and I plan to do the same thing this time. Continue reading
SETH MITCHELL, Former NABO Heavyweight Champion
“I’m excited. It’s the first time I’m going up to Barclays Center. It’s a rematch. It’s a good fight for me. It’s pressure, but I’ve got to channel it and I’m not letting it overwhelm me. I’m excited to put the loss against Banks behind me and get this chapter of my life over with.
“I’m not even looking at it like revenge. I look at it as I took a hit and I learned from it. I came to the gym, I worked extremely hard to try to get my prep, to work on my things and to learn from my mistakes.
“I want to win, so if you want to call that revenge, then that’s revenge. Continue reading