Kevin Mitchell thinks that he’ll turn into a world champion after Saturday’s stoppage win over Daniel Estrada. Will this happen? Who knows. But many fans and bookmaker software services believe that he could have a very good chance.
The fighter made one of his best performances so far, stopping Estrada at the O2 Arena within eight rounds, and booking a shot at a lightweight title in the WBC when facing Jorge Linares.
Mitchell, who just lost one past fight for the world title with another one taken away after he breached regulations regarding weight in May, when he beat Ghislain Maduma, believes that he can finally win gold.
“I will win it,” said the fighter.
“I’m 30 years of age now and I’m maturing as a person. This year we’re going to do it. Look at all my career fights and look at how I just performed.
“I can feel it in there. If I can feel it you must be able to see it. It means my life, for my kids, it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of since the age of 10.”
Eddie Hearn, his promoter, stressed that his job is to help the chance that Mitchell has in the sport
“He’s the No 1 challenger to Jorge Linares and we want that shot,” he said. “He’s such a class act, there’s not many lightweights in the world that can compete with him.
“I’d be devastated if we didn’t see him lift the world title. He’s such a great grafter. Since he’s joined up with us I’ve not seen anything but 100 percent discipline.
“I’ve got to deliver the shot for Kevin Mitchell because I believe he can win a world title and on that performance I think he can beat any lightweight in the world.”
Tony Sims, his trainer, also believes that the fighter completely turned around his career and his life.
In the past, his problems were shown very well, but bookmaker software services learned that this time around, the man behind the fighter believes that he’s able to fulfill the dream of a lifetime and turn into a world champions when he faces Linares.
“He’s had problems throughout his career, ups and downs,” said the fighter.
“When he got beaten, he obviously wasn’t in shape and that was down to him but he’s back in love with the sport.
“He’s a great fighter, definitely world title material, I’ve told him all along that all he’s got to do is get in shape and work hard in the gym. He proved it tonight that he’s different class.”