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Its Showtime folks, literally!
Undefeated heavyweight boxer, Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, will return to the ring at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena, located within Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resorts, in Primm, Nevada. Mitchell will fight May 13th on the televised portion of Showtime’s boxing series, “ShoBox: The New Generation.” The Star of the Desert Arena holds 6,500 seats and is approximately forty miles from downtown Las Vegas. The fight card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and DeWalt Tools.
Seth Mitchell (Brandywine, Maryland, 21-0-1, 15 KOs) is scheduled to fight against the Nicaraguan boxer, Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (Miami, Florida, 20-5-1, 18 KOs), in a 10-round bout.
Mitchell, a former Maryland high school football All-American and Michigan State University football standout, has knocked out eight of his last nine opponents. On March 5, 2011, he defeated Charles Davis by TKO in 1:02 of Round 2. Mitchell dominated Davis in the scheduled 10-round bout, sending his opponent to the canvas four times, before referee Wayne Hedgepeth stopped the fight.
Mitchell said, “I feel I am well-prepared for this fight. I am in great shape and can box ten rounds if I need to. My opponent’s record shows he has good punching power, so I know I will need to have good defense and be ready for anything. This is my first time fighting on Showtime, so I am ready to put on a good show for the fans.”
Mitchell’s boxing trainer, Andre Hunter said, “For this fight, we worked on being prepared for any style that his opponent may bring. This fight is like every other fight, because you have to put the work in for any opponent they put in front of you. I’m excited that a large television audience will tune in for the fight.”
Mitchell’s boxing manager, Sharif Salim, said, “Evans Quinn is a very credible and formidable opponent. He has 20 wins, with 18 of them coming by knockout. After viewing him, I was impressed with his athleticism, movement and hand speed. The styles of both fighters will create an exciting fight on Showtime. If styles make fights, then this is one fight you will want to see.”
If you’re out and about, set your DVR’s tonight…coverage starts around 10:45-11:00pm.
UPDATE: Seth Mitchell wins by KO in the 1st round.
What would you do if you couldn’t do what you loved to do, every day? Imagine how you’d feel if you were an accountant and couldn’t crunch numbers? What about a pilot who couldn’t fly anymore? What now? With athletes, this goes through their minds all the time. As a 17 -and 18-year-old recruit, athletes are excited and hopeful to work hard and focus on turning themselves into the best players in their craft. They go through the arduous process of picking a college – or in some cases, lengthy drawn out programs to be traded to a different team and make a spectacle of it in front of the entire world.
Sports can be completely unpredictable and, in most cases, extremely dangerous. It’s why we love to watch; defined as “a physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in, competitively. But when you’re an athlete in college, and soaring past your potential, what happens if you get hurt? What do you have to fall back on? Seth Mitchell had to make this decision. As an All-America team linebacker at Michigan State, Seth had his career cut short due to a devastating knee injury. As a die-hard Spartan, and his extreme love for football, he struggled with the next chapter of his life. Finishing his education was first on his list. He felt that if nothing else, having that degree would help him make any future decisions he had for himself and his family. Watching TV one Saturday night changed his life, for the better.
“I was watching a show called The Contender. While I was watching the show, I saw Tom Zbikowski (currently a restricted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens), who was a safety for Notre Dame [in college]). I played against him and he fought on the under card of the Miguel Cotto vs. Paulie Malignaggi fight. He won that fight. He then inspired me to start boxing and the rest was history. I immediately went to Maryland and started training in 2007,” he says.
Comparatively, there are a lot of differences between football and boxing, but not the determination. Both include extreme focus and dedication in all forms of your life, including eating, sleeping and workouts. But a major difference is in the ring: it’s just you. No teammates to fall back on, talk about pressure. Even as an amateur, Seth had something special. After only his second fight, he was signed to Golden Boy Promotions. GBP has worked with an impressive list of fighters including its founder, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Nicknamed Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, he has done just that. Currently undefeated as an American Heavyweight contender, Seth is 21-0-1 15* KOs and shows no signs of slowing down. With a good head on his shoulders, the next heavyweight champion could be right under our noses.
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So what’s next for him? Seth returns to the ring on March 5, facing Charles Davis (19-22-3, 4 KOs*) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Mitchell will be fighting on the undercard of HBO’s Boxing After Dark, featuring the main event between rising superstar, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Matthew Hatton (brother of boxer, Ricky Hatton).
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…and remember, don’t ever take what you love to do for granted. You never know what the future might bring.
**UPDATE**: Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell knocked out Charles Davis in the 1st min of 2nd rd. Bringing his record to 21-0-1, 15 KO. Go Seth!