News February 2010

Kevin Mitchell vs Michael Katsidis


Mitchell with WBO interim

Kevin Mitchell looks all set to challenge Michael Katsidis for the vacant WBO lightweight title this summer.

"Kevin's next fight will be against Michael Katsidis for the WBO title. The WBO have given us 28 days to negotiate with Katsidis' promoter Golden Boy before it goes to purse bids.

We're determined to bring the fight over here but even if we've got to go to the States, I've got the utmost faith in Kevin." Said Frank Warren last night at his Wembley show.

"Since he's come up a weight and been with (trainer) Jimmy Tibbs he's shown real maturity and again he showed it against Mendoza.

"There will be big things for him in the summer, hopefully we'll get the world title fight for the end of May or June and he gets the belt.

Meanwhile Mitchell is equally excited by the prospect of challenging for the world title.

"After seven years as a professional, 31 fights unbeaten and 23 knockouts I've got my world title shot," he said.

"Katsidis is strong, very powerful, aggressive and entertaining. He's like another Arturo Gatti. But those sorts of fighters don't last long in the game and he's made for me. It's the perfect sort of fight and I plan to take him out as well."

When pressed for a dream venue, the Londoner declared "I'd love to get Katsidis at the 02 Arena or back here at Wembley".

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