Hrulev Clued Up On Kevin Mitchell

Unbeaten London prospect Kevin Mitchell will be facing a Russian version of private investigator Magnum in his next fight. Mitchell tackles tough super-featherweight Alexander Hrulev at the 02 Arena in London on Saturday 14th July and will be surprised to learn that he has been under surveillance ahead of their fight..

Hrulev, 29, who challenges Mitchell for the IBF and Vacant WBO Intercontinental Super-Featherweight titles, works as a private investigator in his hometown of Ekaterinburg and his sharp skills have already led to the capture of two bank robbers and a special commendation by the local police.

He's done his research on Dagenham scrapper Mitchell and reckons he knows more about him than his mum Alice does!

"I've had a great year so far by nailing two bank robbers and beating Mitchell will be an even better result for me," said Hrulev who has stopped nine of 16 opponents early.

"To be honest, I have known of Mitchell for a long time because a fight has been mentioned in the past against him and to be prepared I have gathered together a lot of material on him such as videos and newspaper reports going back to his amateur days and a lot more stuff about his day-to-day movements,"

He added, "Even though I may be thousands of miles away in another country my network of contacts have been keeping a close eye on him and are informing me of his bad habits that will cost him his downfall against me,"

"His mum and trainer will not want to hear that he's been eating Frosties for breakfast instead of porridge and that he's been drinking cans of coke instead of water. Or that he has been skipping some of his early morning runs and having a lie-in,"

"I look forward to meeting Mitchell face-to-face on the night as I know him so well at the moment!"

Nicky Cook headlines the London's Burning show when he challenges top American Steve Luevano for the Vacant WBO World Featherweight Championship. Chief support features boxing superstar Amir Khan challenging for Willie Limond's Commonwealth crown. A great scrap between Commonwealth Light-Middleweight Champion Bradley Pryce and Anthony Small could be one of the fights of the night on the show and there is real battle of the 'little men' between Matthew Marsh and Rocky Dean for the Vacant Southern Area Super-Bantamweight Championship. Graham Earl, Steve Foster Jnr, Matthew Hall, Vinny Mitchell and the pro-debut of 2006 Commonwealth Games Champion Jamie Cox complete the card.

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Article posted on 28.06.2007

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