Tickets are now on sale for Kevin Mitchell's historic world lightweight title clash against Michael Katsidis at West Ham United's world famous Boleyn Ground on Saturday 15th May
Online PR News – 07-April-2010 – – Kevin Mitchell is to get a world-title shot in London in May after Frank Warren, his promoter, won the purse bid to stage the vacant WBO lightweight title bout against Michael Katsidis, of Australia.
Warren's bid of $515,000 (about £344,000) beat the only other bid of $501,000, which came from Brendon Smith, Katsidis's manager, on behalf of Ringstar Promotions.
Mitchell, 25, has the longest present unbeaten record in British boxing, stretching now to 31 bouts. He won the British and Commonwealth super-featherweight titles before losing a year to a serious hand injury, but has come back better than ever.
It's his biggest show since more than 50,000 packed the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, for Joe Calzaghe's super-middleweight unification fight against Mikkel Kessler in 2007.
And he says that it will match some of the massive events of the 1990s featuring the likes of Naseem Hamed, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Frank Bruno.
For Mitchell, it will be an opportunity to perform at the stadium where many of his heroes plied their trade, including World Cup winners Bobby Moore and Sir Geoff Hurst.
Tickets are now on sale for Kevin Mitchell's historic world lightweight title clash against Michael Katsidis at West Ham United's world famous Boleyn Ground on Saturday 15th May. 'Hammer Time' is set to be the sporting event of the summer as Mitchell aims to be crowned world champion at the ground where football legends Bobby Moore and Sir Geoff Hurst plied their trade.