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Londoners Mitchell, Joshua Added To Froch vs. Groves 2

This week it has been announced that Londoners Kevin Mitchell and Anthony Joshua shall be featured on the bill of Carl Froch’s much anticipated IBF and WBA Super-Middleweight title clash with domestic rival George Groves which takes place on the 31st May at Wembley Stadium.

The 29 year old Mitchell, who is a former British and Commonwealth Champion down at Super-Featherweight, will be contesting in a final eliminator for the IBF Lightweight, which is currently held by the Mexican Miguel Vazquez.

Mitchell shall be participating in a stadium fight for the second time in what would be his 40th professional contest since turning professional back in 2003.

Mitchell's opponent, who is also looking for his crack against the Mexican Vazquez, is the unbeaten Ghislain Maduma, currently the NABF Lightweight title holder.

Mitchell previously fought at Upton Park, the home of West Ham United Football Club, as top of the bill against Australian brawler Michael Katsidis.

Mitchell not only lost his unbeaten record against Katsidis, but also the potential opportunity to fight Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez as the contest with had been billed a fight for the “interim” World Boxing Organisation’s belt at 9stone 9lbs.

Since then, he would gain a full world title shot against the recently dethroned WBO title holder Ricky Burns in a four round domestic classic and since gone four fights unbeaten leading up to getting his eliminator crack against Maduma.

For the young heavyweight Anthony Joshua, it shall be his sixth contest as a professional since clinching the 29th and final gold medal at that magnificent London Olympics for Team GB.

Turning over with much considerable fanfare by signing with Matchroom Sport, Joshua has so far delivered the performances that have convinced many a fan that he could be a future Heavyweight Champion of the World.

All five of Joshua's professional victories have come by knockout in just two rounds or less, justifying the attention that he's received.

And come 31st May, he will fight on the biggest stage of his professional career on the undercard and this writer, like many a fight fan, wishes to see both Mitchell and Joshua emerge victorious.

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