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Mitchell ready for Ferreryro
Seth Mitchell pursues 21st consecutive win against Hector Ferreryro
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Seth Mitchell of Brandywine, Md., has declared himself "in great shape" for Friday night's clash with Hector Ferreryro of Laredo, Tex., which will take place at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Mitchell (22-0-1, 16 knockouts) will pursue his eighth consecutive knockout and 21st consecutive win against Ferreryro (21-10-2, 12 KOs) in a 10-round main event from the venue's Dallas Events Center.
"I’m in great shape. I’m looking forward to being showcased on television in the main event," said Mitchell. "I want to look impressive and put on a good show for my fans."
"Ferreyro has been boxing professionally for ten years, so we must respect his experience," said Mitchell's trainer, Andre Hunter. "That way, we will stay on our game plan and be ready for him,"
"We approach all opponents in the same way, no matter who they are. Seth has been training for a long time for this fight and has been working very hard. In boxing, opponents can change, so we prepare for boxers that fight on the inside, the outside movers, counter-punchers, and big bangers."
Mitchell’s fight will be televised on Fox Sports Net at 10:30pm ET and can also be seen on Telefutura at 11:30pm ET.
In the co-main event, 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (9-0, 6 KOs) takes on Larry Smith (10-5, 7 KOs) of Dallas.
Taking place the night before Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (41-0, 25 KOs) challenges WBC welterweight beltholder Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the unprecedented dual-network, bi-lingual television broadcast will also contain exclusive "STAR POWER: Mayweather vs. Ortiz" preview material.
The broadcast will be available in over 63 million TeleFutura homes in Spanish and will be broadcast live to over 50 million homes on Fox Sports Net in English.
"Seth Mitchell is coming off of his longest wait period in between bouts, yet he has benefited from his best training camp. Seth is poised, eager and enthusiastically looking forward to taking it to veteran Hector Ferreyro from the sound of the first bell," said Mitchell’s manager, Sharif Salim.
"We are anticipating stiff competition in the next coming months, yet Seth is keenly aware that he has to take care of business first on September 16th. I understand that Hector calls himself 'The Hurricane.' Well, that hurricane will be going up against 'Mayhem' on Friday night in Las Vegas, Nevada."
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