Heavyweight LaRon Mitchell Retains Title

Heavyweight champion LaRon Mitchell (16-0, 14 KOs) delivered yet another dominating performance on Friday night. The southpaw from San Francisco dropped challenger Michael Bissett (14-10, 8 KOs) four times in round two, making a statement early in the first title defense of his career.

Mitchell, who was defending his Jr. NABF title, knocked out the smaller Bissett in the third round (1:15) after a punishing combination sent the Florida resident to his knees.

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LaRon Mitchell Sells Out Omega Products; Additional Seating Created for Aug. 25 Fight

Competitive, heavyweight matchups generate buzz unlike any other. So much so that tickets for LaRon Mitchell’s (15-0, 13 KOs) title defense against Michael Bissett (14-9, 8 KOs) on Friday, Aug. 25, have been sold out since last week.

Due to high interest, Thompson Boxing Promotions will open an additional section of tickets that will be available for purchase – at the door – on the day of the event starting at 6:00 p.m. local time.

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Results: Mitchell beats Alexander

Ron Mitchell (15-0, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant NABF Jr. Heavyweight Championship on Friday night over Scott Alexander (12-2-2, 6 KOs) in a tightly contested fight that was a lot closer than the scorecards would indicate.

Mitchell, who has showed an increasing level of comfort fighting in close quarters, pressured Alexander onto the ropes for most of the fight. Alexander kept a high guard to minimize punishment and countered nicely to keep Mitchell honest. Mitchell, however, would not be denied in his first career title fight.

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