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Warren comments on Kevin Mitchell; DeGuardia signs Emanuel Gonzalez; Gavin-Mutley on 5/21

In relation to today's media reports regarding the arrest of Kevin Mitchell, Frank Warren Promotions would like to issue the following statement. Kevin Mitchell has been arrested and released on Police bail, but has not been charged. Kevin Mitchell denies all charges, but has been asked to report back to Dagenham Police Station in June. His fight against John Murray is still due to take place in the summer, and a date will be announced shortly.

DeGuardia inks Emanuel Gonzalez

Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing, has added yet another unbeaten prospect to his growing stable of fighters, the latest being former NY Golden Gloves Champion, and hot Puerto Rican prospect, Emanuel Gonzalez (7-0, 6KO's). Gonzalez will make his Star Boxing debut on the first show (May 5th) of the 2011 "Punchin at the Paradise" fight series at the historic Paradise Theater located on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Gonzalez will take on Jacob Thorton in a six round super featherweight match-up.

"Emanuel Gonzalez seems to have everything you look for in a fighter, he has the potential to be the complete package," stated DeGuardia. "He can box, he can bang, he has very fast hands and he can knock you out with either one of them. We are excited to feature him on our May 5th Bronx show, and believe he will quickly become a fan-favorite as well as an integal part of our series at the Paradise Theater."

Gonzalez a former NY Golden Gloves Champion, turned pro in December of 2008 scoring the first of his seven career knockouts when he stopped Jean Ramos in the third round of their scheduled four rounder. In his last bout, Gonzalez picked up a win in his native Puerto Rico over Pedro Salcedo.

Gonzalez is lucky number seven on the list of undefeated prospects DeGuardia has added within in the last year, as he joins Chris Algieri (11-0, 6KO's, jr. welterweight), Brandon Gonzales (14-0, 10KO's, middleweight), Jason Escalera (10-0, 9KO's, super middleweight), Jean Paul Mendy (29-0-1, 16KO's, super middleweight), Sakhib Usarov (15-0, 6KO's) and Joe Hanks (16-0, 11KO's, heavyweight).

Tickets are priced at $30, $50 and $100 and can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at 718 823-2000, visiting www.starboxing.com or simply by CLICKING HERE: Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Paradise Theater box office, located at 2417 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY.

Frankie Gavin vs. Young Mutley on 5/21

Gavin relishing chance to win World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental Title

World Amateur Champion Frankie Gavin has assured fans he WILL be challenging for the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight Title on May 21.

And he believes a solid performance could put him in line for a crack at current WBA light-welterweight champion and former amateur team-mate Amir Khan.

Gavin faces Young Mutley at the 02 Arena as part of Frank Warren's bumper "This Is It" card headlined by Nathan Cleverly and James DeGale.

Unbeaten rising star Gavin - who is 9-0 with eight stoppage wins - has gone from strength to strength since turning pro two years ago.

Last time out he impressed when stopping former Prizefighter Champion Michael Lomax in the seventh, giving a sold-out York Hall a glimpse of his undoubted talent.

But Gavin is promising an even better display against Mutley next month as he looks to gate-crash the world rankings, and insists his fight is very much on, despite Matchroom stating that Kell Brook was fighting for it on Sky's Ringside programme.


"Fighting for a big title at the O2 in front of 20,000 people is going to make me perform to an even higher standard.

"Believe me, Young Mutley is in for a hard night's work."

Gavin's fellow Olympic teammate, James DeGale, won the British title last December in Liverpool, and watching him ringside made him desperate to get a second strap round his waist having already lifted the Irish light-welterweight crown.

"Getting that WBO Intercontinental Belt round my waist is all I can think of at the minute," said Gavin ''as it will gatecrash me into the Top 10 World Rankings''.

"There is no way I will be leaving the O2 on 21st May without it."

And while Mutley is firmly on Gavin's mind, the confident 24-year-old believes he is already at European level - and with the help of trainer Anthony Farnell, says he will be ready to challenge for world honours by the end of the year.

"I was Britain's first World Amateur Champion and now I aim to become the quickest Brit to win a World Title."

"Khan is a tough fight but I know the way to beat him. Khan is fast, but so am I, and I am the better boxer"

"I want him by the end of the year!!"

Article posted on 28.04.2011



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