The Dagenham Destroyer Kevin Mitchell overwhelms Dominican Felix
Lora and seals an emphatic points win before a full house at York
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
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
The London lightweight will now set his sights on Ricky Burns'
WBO World Championship as he hopes to line up a massive summer
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
Mitchell will also be raising money on the night for his
cousin's son Mitchell Huth who suffers from a rare cancer called
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
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