Kevin Mitchell will face Ghislain Maduma at Wembley Stadium on May 31. Mitchell is gunning for a second title tilt after facing Ricky Burns for the WBO belt in September 2012, and has since bounced back into form with four wins, three inside the distance.
Maduma is the undefeated NABF champion, and the impressive 29 year old brings a 16-0 record with ten wins by KO, and promoter Eddie Hearn is excited to host the huge fight for the Lightweight division on the Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch bill at the national stadium with the winner set to face IBF king Miguel Vazquez.
“This fight carries huge risk but also huge rewards,” said Hearn. “I strongly believe that Kevin can beat Vazquez but he has a massive test in Maduma first at Wembley. Maduma is technically very good and can punch with both hands but Kevin has boxed four times in seven months and is ready to enter deep waters – it’s going to be a cracking fight.”
Mitchell’s clash with Maduma is part of a huge night of action at Wembley, topped by Froch’s grudge rematch with Groves.