Search

Mitchell world title showdown will be in London

17:39 19 March 2015

Kevin Mitchell hits out against Daniel Estrada at the O2 (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Kevin Mitchell hits out against Daniel Estrada at the O2 (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Dagenham boxer Kevin Mitchell will take on Linares at the 02

Kevin Mitchell (left) in action with Ghislain Maduma in their Lightweight bout at Wembley Stadium, London.Kevin Mitchell (left) in action with Ghislain Maduma in their Lightweight bout at Wembley Stadium, London.

Dagenham fighter Kevin Mitchell will get his third chance to win the World Lightweight title when he takes on Jorge Linares in May.

The WBC title showdown against Venezuelan three-weight world champ Linares will take place at the 02 in London on May 30.

The 30-year-old won the right to take on Linares with a stunning performance to stop Daniel Estrada in January and it is a real coup that the fight will take place in England rather than either Las Vegas, or even Tokyo where Linares is based.

Also on the bill will be Welshman Lee Selby who takes on IBF featherweight king Evgeny Gradovich in the Russian’s fifth defence of the title, as well as heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is delighted to get things sorted out.

“This is a huge night for British boxing and today’s announcement is just the beginning,” said Hearn.

“I’m delighted to deliver shots for Kevin and Lee in the UK and they have every chance of becoming World champions on May 30. Linares is an incredible fighter, a three-weight World ruler, but Kevin has been exceptional with us and I truly believe he is going to do it.”

Tickets are set to go on sale at the end of next week – a further announcement on prices and on-sale dates will be made soon.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

14:45
Dagenham & Redbridge celebrate the second goal against Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS PhotoO

Daggers coach pleased with forward’s all-round display against Robins

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the first goal of his hat-trick against Wrexham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 3 (Hawkins 10, 23, 45) Wrexham 0

07:00
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers forward missed last weekend’s win at Woking with a back injury

Yesterday, 22:13
Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Coventry Bees 57 Lakeside Hammers 33

Yesterday, 17:30
Paul Benson congratulates Craig Robson after scoring for Dagenham & Redbridge at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers attacker knows Robins will provide stern opposition

Yesterday, 16:49
London Lions have signed Derek Hall

Centre joins Copper Box outfit

Yesterday, 15:00
The new rugby season is almost here (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Ex-British & Irish Lions centre content with what he’s seen during pre-season

Yesterday, 12:30
Dagenham & Redbridge centre-back Craig Robson heads the ball towards goal at Woking (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss fully focussed on visit of Robins, but knows he may have to make changes for trip to U’s two days later

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now