European lightweight champ, John Murray (31-0, 18 KOs) is set to take on fringe contender and former British super featherweight titlist, Kevin Mitchell (31-1, 23 KOs), Saturday July 16, at The Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Murray won the vacant European title in May 2010, and made 2 successful defenses before he vacated his title in April. Murray opted not to fight mandatory challenger Gavin Rees, which cleared the way for him to make the Mitchell fight for a minor WBO title. In this attempt at capturing the WBO’s intercontinental title, Murray is hoping to move another step closer to his first world title shot.
Kevin Mitchell has not fought since being out-boxed, outclassed, and knocked out by Michael Katsidis in 3 rounds last May. Mitchell hold wins over gatekeeper Walter Estrada and Breidis Prescott, the self-proclaimed “Khanquerer” (based on his shocking KO win over Amir Khan) in 2008.
— Tim Harrison
Follow us on our new Facebook Fan Page…Click “Like” to follow the source of Boxing’s True Independent Voice.