East End favourite Kevin Mitchell is relishing his London return on Friday 10th February at a sold-out York Hall.
The Dagenham Destroyer will face Barcelona based Dominican Republican Felix Lora over ten rounds at lightweight in his first fight since his thrilling win over John Murray last July.
Mitchell’s fight against Lora will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).
With a potential showdown with Scottish rival and WBO World Champion Ricky Burns in the pipeline, WBO Intercontinental champion Mitchell is looking to put on a sparkling performance.
“It’s going to be a massive East End crowd at the York Hall and I can’t wait to put on a knockout show in front of my fans against Lora,” said Mitchell.
“This is the first time since the Michael Katsidis fight in 2010 that I’ve fought in London and I’ve had a cracking win against Murray in Manchester so this will be a nice homecoming for me,”
“A fight with Burns is a massive incentive to make sure I’m looking at my best on the night and it’s a fight I’d love to have next.”
Mitchell will also be raising money on the night for his cousin’s son Mitchell Huth who suffers from a rare cancer called neuroblastoma.
He hopes that the money raised will help towards sending the youngster to America for vital treatment.
Mitchell added, “This young lad is the real hero, forget what I’ve done in the ring, to see Mitchell, who’s only six years old, fight his illness is a real inspiration to me and I hope everyone will contribute on the night.”
The show will also feature hot unbeaten super-middleweight prospect Frank Buglioni against Ryan Clark over four rounds. The Enfield puncher will be looking to make Clark his third first round win after blasting out Sabie Montieth and Paul Morby.
2008 Olympian Bradley Saunders makes his glittering professional debut and goes straight into a six-rounder at light-welterweight against the experienced Jason Nesbitt.
The card also features rising unbeaten talents Ediz Hussein, Billy Morgan and Gary Corcoran.
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Paris United look to join pantheon of greats at Salle Wagram
Lausanne, Switzerland, 31 January 2012 – Wednesday 1 February evening will mark a historic moment in the story of the World Series of Boxing, with reigning champions Paris United hosting Beijing Dragons in one of the most iconic venues of the French capital, the Salle Wagram.
Situated just metres away from the Arc de Triomphe in the heart of Paris, the Salle Wagram (click HERE for more information on this venue) is an arena steeped in history and will host this very important Group B showdown between two teams in vital need of points in the race for the quarter-finals.
Taking to the ring for the Paris outfit will be the exciting 23-year-old southpaw Franck Petitjean who will lead the charges in the Lightweight contest with two other Frenchman also in the line-up for the home team. Young Moldovan star Aleksandr Riscan will take on the Bantamweight challenge with Cameroon’s Joseph Mulema looking to impose himself in his WSB debut. Look out for Beijing Dragons’ 22-year-old Orthodox fighter Dongxu Shang who will look to cause an upset when he faces Mulema.
Be sure to watch all the action LIVE on www.worldseriesboxingtv.com
ARROYO TWINS, JONATHAN “BOMBA” GONZÁLEZ AND LUIS JOEL GONZÁLEZ IN THE FIRST “A PUÑO LIMPIO” 2012 THIS FRIDAY
SAN SEBASTIAN, PUERTO RICO- Four of the best Puerto Rican prospects, McJoe Arroyo, McWilliams Arroyo, Jonathan “Bomba” González and Luis Joel González, will have the headline bouts of the first 2012 “A Puño Limpio” show to be held at the Luis Aymat Cardona coliseum in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, this Friday, February 3, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America.
Former Olympian and World Championship bronze medalist, McJoe Arroyo (9-0, 5 KOs) headlines the card in a 115 pounds and six rounds fight versus Kadel Martinez (2-2), from Cuba.
McJoe’s twin brother, McWilliams Arroyo (9-1, 8 KOs), also a 2008 Olympian and Central American, Panamerican and World Championship gold medalist, will fight against Mexican Gilberto Mendoza (4-1, 1 KOs) in the flyweight division (112 pounds) and to six rounds.
Another World Championship (Youth) in 2008 and Central American and Caribbean Games gold medalist, “Bomba” Gonzalez (7-0, 6 KOs), will face Samuel Gutierrez (5-9-3) in a six rounds and 112 pounds bout.
Meanwhile, in an eight round fight, undefeated Luis Joel González (9-0-1, 5 KOs) will expose his perfect record versus Pedro Salcedo (3-5, 2 KOs) in the lightweight division (135 pounds).
The rest of the undercard present Keith Tapia (1-0, 1 KOs) against debutant Edgardo Salas in the cruiserweights; Jesse Montalvo (0-1) versus William Lorenzo (1-7) in the welterweight division; debutants Christian Rodríguez and Joseph Santos will face in the featherweights; debutants Harry Pérez and Emanuel Jiménez will fight in the featherweights, and in the lightweights, Javier Ramos (3-7) will fight versus Jonathan Torres (4-0, 4 KOs).
“A Puño Limpio” will shown live on WAPA America from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Tickets for this “A Puño Limpio” available at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) 1 (787) 792-5000. Prices are $15 and $40.