WASHINGTON: Knee injuries in college destroyed Seth Mitchell’s dream of National Football League stardom, but the unbeaten American boxer has a new quest – to become the next great US heavyweight world champion. Mitchell, 23-0 with one drawn and 17 knockouts, will face Uzbek Timur Ibragimov, 30-3 with one drawn and 16 knockouts, in an undercard fight today before the Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson light-welterweight world title bout. “I feel it’s my time now,” said Mitchell. No American has owned one of the three major heavyweight crowns since Hasim Rahman’s reign ended in 2006.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 10th, 2011.
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