Mitchell v Linares : Kevin Ready But De La Hoya Backs His Man Linares

Kevin Mitchell - Eddie Hearn's bumper triple world title card from the O2 finally lands this weekend - and arguably the best and most meaningful fight on the bill is Dagenham's Kevin Mitchell (39-2, 29ko) hoping to finally get it right on the world stage, when he fights dangerous Venezuelan Jorge Linares (38-3, 25ko) who is promoted by Mexican-American legend Oscar De La Hoya - for the South American's WBC lightweight title.

Eddie Hearn’s bumper triple world title card from the O2 finally lands this weekend – and arguably the best and most meaningful fight on the bill is Dagenham’s Kevin Mitchell (39-2, 29ko) hoping to finally get it right on the world stage, when he fights dangerous Venezuelan Jorge Linares (38-3, 25ko) who is promoted by Mexican-American legend Oscar De La Hoya – for the South American’s WBC lightweight title.

The fight may well represent something of a final chance for the affable Londoner, who on his day can mix it with the very best of them – yet on the 2 prior occasions he has stepped up to world level – Michael Katsidis (WBO interim – 2010) and Ricky Burns (WBO – 2012) he has been found wanting and ended up getting stopped both times.

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Buffer ready to rumble for The O2 on May 30

Michael Buffer will call the fighters to the ring on a huge night of boxing at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Hall Of Fame ring MC returns to the UK for another evening of World class boxing featuring IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook against domestic foe Frankie Gavin, London favourite Kevin Mitchell challenging Jorge Linares for the WBC World Lightweight title and Welsh stylist Lee Selby takes on IBF World Featherweight king Evgeny Gradovich.

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Jorge Linares vs. Kevin Mitchell on May 30th

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2015) Back on top of the boxing world after winning his third division world championship last December, Venezuela’s Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares will travel to London, England to defend his WBC Lightweight title for the first time against top British contender “Mighty” Kevin Mitchell at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, May 30. The WBC Lightweight World Championship is presented by Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Boxing Gym and will be featured on the televised undercard of Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin.

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Kevin Mitchell stars in promo video with Ray Winstone

Kevin Mitchell faces Jorge Linares for the WBC World Lightweight title at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office – and one of Britain’s best loved actors Ray Winstone has lent his voice to Matchroom Boxing’s exclusive promo video.

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Capital Punishment – Main Event Review: Mitchell destroys Estrada in 8

Kevin Mitchell stormed into the mandatory position for Jorge Linares’ WBC lightweight title tonight with a sensational 8 round demolition of Daniel Estrada.

From the first punch until the last Mitchell, now 39-2 (29KO’s), was punch perfect as he completely dismantled a credible opponent in a career best showing.

Estrada, who now moves to 32-4 (24KO’s), looked surprised from the first exchange in the face of the superior speed of thought and movement from the Londoner who beat the Mexican to the punch on every occasion. Mitchell a standout victor of the first round accentuated the point landing flush with his lead left uppercut, the punch that would define the fight.

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Capital Punishment – Preview

In the wake of Anthony Joshua’s unfortunate back injury, Kevin Mitchell takes centre stage as Capital Punishment rolls into London’s O2 Arena, this coming Saturday.

Dagenham-born Mitchell faces Mexican Daniel Estrada for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight and a guaranteed shot at Jorge Linares’ recently acquired WBC strap.

It promises to be a raucous occasion with a card stacked with local interest. Not least of all John Ryder’s defence of his recently acquired WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title against late replacement Billi Godoy.

Here we will take a look at what’s in store as we kick of a huge 2015 for British boxing.

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Weigh-In Video: Kevin Mitchell – Daniel Estrada

Kevin Mitchell says Saturday night’s clash with Daniel Estrada for the WBC Silver Lightweight title and final eliminator for the World crown is the biggest fight of his career.

Mitchell meets Estrada at The O2 live on Sky Sports, with the Mexican gunning for a second shot at the belt he fought for in August against former champion Omar Figueroa. The strap has since changed hands with Jorge Linares the new champion, and the popular Londoner says this is his last chance to avoid a ‘massive regret’ and land a World title.

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