Kevin Mitchell (boxer)

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Kevin Mitchell
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Real name Kevin Martin Mitchell
Nickname(s) Mighty,
The Dagenham Destroyer,
The Hammer
Rated at Super featherweight
Lightweight
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality English
Born (1984-10-29) 29 October 1984 (age 30)
Romford, London, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 41
Wins 39
Wins by KO 29
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

Kevin Martin Mitchell (born 29 October 1984) is a British professional boxer based in Dagenham, London, England. In 2003 whilst still an amateur, he won the ABA featherweight championship when aged 18.[1] After considering offers from various promoters, Mitchell decided to sign professional forms with Frank Warren's Sports Network.

Boxing career[edit]

British champion[edit]

Mitchell added the British super-featherweight title to his Commonwealth belt when he stopped Carl Johanneson in the ninth round of his fight on 9 March 2008. The fight was on the undercard of the David Haye Enzo Macarrinelli unification fight. Mitchell was 26-0 and British and Commonwealth champion.[2] On 7 June 2008 Mitchell beat Walter Estrada in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the undercard of Kelly Pavlik's middleweight title fight with Gary Lockett in a fifth round TKO. Mitchell continued chopping Estrada down, until a right hand followed by a left to the body sank Estrada in the closing seconds of the round. When Estrada got up, the referee took a long look before waving it off to extend Mitchell's unbeaten record to 27-0. After this fight Mitchell was out of action for just under a year with a hand injury, putting his world title ambitions on hold. His return on 22 May 2009 was a comfortable third round stoppage win over little known Lanquaye Wilson. Two months later on the Khan vs Kotelnik undercard Mitchell recorded an eighth-round win over Rudy Encarncion.

Stepping up to lightweight[edit]

Mitchell fought Amir Khan's conqueror Breidis Prescott, on the Khan vs Salita undercard on 5 December 2009 in Newcastle, winning by unanimous decision and producing a performance that many didn't believe him capable of. Kevin fought at Wembley Arena just two months later, impressively knocking out Ignacio Mendoza in two rounds appearing to be a tune up fight. This ultimately proved to be the case as promoter Frank Warren revealed that he would challenge Australian interim WBO Lightweight World Champion Michael Katsidis at Boleyn Ground on 15 May 2010. Full-time WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez is expected to vacate, promoting the fight to a full world title bout. The fight was billed as 'Hammer Time', due to Mitchell's West Ham roots.[3] Mitchell was stopped in the third round after Katsidis hit him with two huge lefts.[4] After this disappointing loss, Mitchell admitted stemmed from out of the ring problems. He surprised many in his next fight by stopping rising star John Murray in the 8th round. He then beat Felix Lora a ranked opponent in 10 rounds. Mitchell was then lined up to challenge Scotland's Ricky Burn's for his WBO title. This was unsuccessful and ended in a 12th round stoppage. Mitchell won his next 4 fights 3 inside the distance and took the IBF Intercontinental title in doing so.

Professional record[edit]

39 Wins (29 Knockouts), 2 Defeats, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Venezuela Jorge Linares N/A - (12) 2015-05-30 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London For WBC Lightweight title.
Win 39-2 Mexico Daniel Estrada TKO 8 (12), 1:12 2015-01-31 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London WBC Lightweight title final eliminator
Win 38-2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ghislain Maduma TKO 11 (12) 2014-05-31 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium, London, England IBF Lightweight title eliminator
Win 37-2 Georgia (country) Mikheil Avakyan TKO 2 (8) 2014-03-15 United Kingdom Echo Arena Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Win 36-2 Morocco Karim El Ouazghari TKO 9 (12) 2013-12-14 United Kingdom ExCel Arena, Dockland, London Retained IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title.
Win 35-2 Mexico Marco Lopez TKO 6 (12) 2013-10-05 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title.
Win 34–2 France Sebastien Benito PTS 10 2013-07-06 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Loss 33-2 United Kingdom Ricky Burns TKO 4 (12), 2:59 2012-09-22 United Kingdom SECC, Glasgow, Scotland For WBO lightweight title.
Win 33-1 Dominican Republic Felix Lora PTS 10 2012-02-10 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 32-1 United Kingdom John Murray TKO 8 (12), 1:46 2011-07-16 United Kingdom Liverpool, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title.
Loss 31-1 Australia Michael Katsidis TKO 3 (12), 1:57 2010-05-15 United Kingdom London, England For WBO interim lightweight title.
Win 31-0 Colombia Ignacio Mendoza KO 3 2010-02-13 United Kingdom London, England
Win 30-0 Colombia Breidis Prescott UD 12 2009-12-05 United Kingdom Newcastle, England Won WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title.
Win 29-0 Spain Rudy Encarnacion TKO 8 (10), 2:35 2009-07-18 United Kingdom Manchester, England Won WBO Inter-Continental super featherweight title.
Win 28-0 Ghana Lanquaye Wilson TKO 3 (8), 2:07 2009-05-22 United Kingdom London, England
Win 27-0 Colombia Walter Estrada UD 12 2008-06-07 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey WBO Inter-Continental super-featherweight Title.
Win 26-0 United Kingdom Carl Johanneson TKO 9 (12), 2:29 2008-03-08 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London
Win 25-0 Venezuela Edison Torres TKO 3 (10), 1:09 2008-01-12 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 24-0 Russia Alexander Khrulev KO 2 (12), 0:57 2007-07-14 United Kingdom O2 Arena, Greenwich, London
Win 23-0 South Africa Harry Ramogoadi TKO 6 (12), 3:00 2008-06-07 United Kingdom Olympia, Liverpool, Merseyside
Win 22-0 Ghana George Ashie UD 12 2006-10-28 United Kingdom London, England Won Commonwealth super featherweight title.
Win 21-0 Belarus Andrei Isaeu TKO 11 (12), 1:37 2006-09-08 United Kingdom Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London
Win 20-0 France Imad Ben Khalifa TKO 2 (8), 0:34 2006-07-08 United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Win 19-0 Bulgaria Kirkor Kirkorov RTD 2 (12 2006-05-13 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 18-0 France Youssouf Djibaba UD 12 2006-02-25 United Kingdom ExCel Arena, Dockland, London
Win 17-0 France Mohammed Medjadji TKO 6 (12), 2:12 2005-12-10 United Kingdom London, England Won IBF Inter-Continental super featherweight title.
Win 16-0 United Kingdom Daniel Thorpe TKO 4 (8), 2:10 2005-10-25 United Kingdom Guild Hall, Preston, Lancashire
Win 15-0 Bulgaria Wladimir Borov TKO 2 (6), 1:35 2005-09-23 United Kingdom Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London
Win 14-0 France Karim Chakim PTS 8 2005-04-29 United Kingdom Elephant and Castle Centre, Southwalk, London
Win 13-0 France Frederic Bonifai PTS 6 2005-04-08 United Kingdom Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Win 12-0 United Kingdom Henry Janes PTS 4 2004-12-11 United Kingdom ExCel Arena, Dockland, London
Win 11-0 France Alain Rakow KO 1 (6), 2:46 2004-11-19 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 10-0 France Mounir Guebbas PTS 6 2004-10-22 United Kingdom Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh, Scotland
Win 9-0 Hungary Arpad J Toth TKO 3 (6), 0:45 2004-09-10 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 8-0 United Kingdom Jason Nesbitt TKO 3 (4), 0:45 2004-06-05 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 7-0 France Slimane Kebaili TKO 1 (4), 1:25 2004-05-13 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 6-0 France Eric Patrac TKO 1 (4), 2:20 2004-04-24 United Kingdom Rivermead Leisure Centre Berkshire
Win 5-0 United Kingdom Kristian Laight PTS 4 2004-02-07 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Win 4-0 United Kingdom Jaz Virdee TKO 1 (4), 1:13 2004-01-24 United Kingdom Conference Centre, Wembley, London
Win 3-0 Slovakia Vladimir Varhegyi TKO 3 (4), 2003-11-06 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, London
Win 2-0 Hungary Csaba Ladanyi TKO 1 (4), 2:21 2003-09-18 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, London
Win 1-0 United Kingdom Steve Quinn KO 1 (4) 2003-07-17 United Kingdom Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, London Professional Debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABA Featherweight Champions". BoxRec. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Tough Mitchell wins British title". BBC Sport. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Katsidis up for 'Hammer Time'". Whufc.com. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  4. ^ "Classy Katsidis destroys Mitchell". BBC News. 15 May 2010. 

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Sporting positions
Vacant
Title last held by
Román Martínez
WBO Super Featherweight Champion
Inter-Continental Title

7 June 2008 – 5 December 2009
Vacated
Succeeded by
Joseph Laryea
Vacant
Title last held by
Amir Khan
WBO Lightweight Champion
Inter-Continental Title

5 December 2009 – 15 May 2010
Lost bid for interim world title
Succeeded by
Robert Guerrero