Kevin Mitchell stopped John Murray in an enthralling Battle of Britain lightweight encounter at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night to put himself back on the map in his first outing in over a year.
Mitchell’s redemption came in the eighth round of a topsy-turvy fight in which the pendulum constantly swung as both fighters tried to impose their will on the contest.
Undefeated lightweight John Murray has claimed that he only took the fight against Kevin Mitchell to shut the Essex man up ahead of their WBO Inter-Continental clash on July 16.
Murray who explained he is ranked higher than Mitchell by every governing body believes the fight will be his last at domestic level before moving up for a world title shot.
Kevin Mitchell says his fight with rival John Murray could be like a Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns brawl when they meet next month.
Dagenham scrapper Mitchell is gearing up for his all-on-the line showdown against the Manchester ace at the ExCeL London, on July 9th, live on Sky Sports 1HD.