Mitchell vs Lora

Kevin Mitchell Felix Lora

Mitchell Lora

York Hall, London

10 February 2012, 20:00:00



Post-fight review

The Dagenham Destroyer Kevin Mitchell overwhelms Dominican Felix Lora and seals an emphatic points win before a full house at York Hall.

Lora was no match for Mitchell's dynamic movement and lightning jab. The Dagenham-fighter's speed was too much for his opponent who, after slipping in the first, was downed in the second by a powerful flurry of body punches followed by a smart left hand.

Although the now 14 - 9 - 5 Dominican made the count, he simply survived the remainder of the round by holding on, while Mitchell combined aggression and patient ring craft to extend a commanding lead.

Lora rallied in the fifth, launching a volley of all-or-nothing punches, although many of these failed to meet their target. There was a heated exchange between the two at the end of the round as Mitchell slipped on a damp patch in the Lora corner.

The fruits of the home fighter's labour began to show in the seventh as Lora completed the round with a bloody nose.

And Mitchell continued to dominate into the late rounds, keeping the fight ticking over as he cruised to a comfortable points victory.

The London lightweight will now set his sights on Ricky Burns' WBO World Championship as he hopes to line up a massive summer bout.

Pre-fight analysis

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

Frank  Buglioni Ryan Clark

Buglioni Clark

10 February 2012, 20:00:00

Frank Buglioni vs Ryan Clark