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Mitchell returns to York Hall to face Felix

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 February 2012

(Left to right) Eddie Hussein, father Mo and Kevin Mitchell.

(Left to right) Eddie Hussein, father Mo and Kevin Mitchell.

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Kevin Mitchell makes his first York Hall appearance in over two years tomorrow night (Friday) and will be welcomed back by a sell-out crowd when he tops the Frank Warren promotion in a 10-round contest.

He faces Barcelona-based Dominican Republican lightweight Felix Lora in his first fight since his thrilling win over John Murray last July and his first appearance at the ‘Home of British Boxing’ since May 2009.

“I can’t wait to put on a knockout show in front of my fans against Lora,” said Mitchell. “This is the first fight since I had that cracking win against Murray so this will be a nice homecoming for me.”

Showdown

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.

“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 added.

Mitchell will also be raising money on the night for his cousin’s son Mitchell Huth, who suffers from a rare cancer called neuroblastoma –money raised will help towards sending the youngster to America for vital treatment.

The east London boxer 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.”

On the undercard of the show, which will be screened on the BoxNation TV channel, Mitchell’s train ing pal lightweight Eddie Hussein looks to add the second win to his pro career he launched last 
September.

The show will also feature two more unbeaten TKO gym-based prospects, former Repton middleweight Frank Buglioni and lightweight Billy Morgan.

Bradley Saunders, a 2008 Olympian, makes his professional debut with Gary Corcoran also on the bill.

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