Originally written on Blog So Hard Sports  |  Last updated 10/12/14

Seth Mitchell is set to fight Jonathan Banks sometime in Novemeber


NAME: Seth Mitchell

RECORD: 24-0-1   18 KO’s


PROMOTIONS BY: Golden Boy Promotions

MANAGER: Shareef Salim

TRAINER: Andre Hunter

A Lion is known as the king of the jungle.  It is known as one of the more feared animals in the animal kingdom.

Seth Mitchell is exactly that.  He’s running the jungle.

As one of the most anticipated American boxers to arrive onto the scene,  he’s got the talent, potential, and great character all rolled into one.  One thing that people don’t realize is Mitchell’s biggest strength is his heart.  I was introduced to Seth Mitchell by Lorin Chvotkin, who is part of Team Mitchell (Seth Mitchell’s camp).  The man I met was an individual who was genuine, humble, and had lot of class.  I was blown away by the way he carried himself. You wouldn’t think someone who was gaining popularity and is signed to one of the most premiere boxing promoting companies, Golden Boy Promotions — lead by Oscar De La Hoya — would stay true to himself and to others.  He is what kids call a hero.

If his last fight showed anything, it showed Seth Mitchell has passion for the sport of boxing.  He not only puts his blood, sweat, and tears into it; he puts 100% of his heart on display.  The best example is Seth’s last fight against Chazz Witherspoon.  After the first round went to Chazz, Seth came back hard in the 2nd and then knocked out Chazz in the 3rd round for a made for TV ending.  Seth had many believing he would be in the L column at one point in the fight but stormed back with a tremendous victory.  In the end of that fight, you can see him tearing up as Al Hayman screams into his ears with motivation.  Seth, a 242 pound heavyweight, sheds tears as they announce him the winner of the fight.  That right there folks, is the difference between having the skills and having the heart to win.

[check out the 5:33 mark]

Being from Brandywine, Maryland, Seth Mitchell represents the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) and there hasn’t been a famous local heavyweight boxer from here.   He supports the local scene, but his love is with the Michigan State Spartans where he made a name for himself before stepping into boxing.  His dreams of chasing the NFL life were crushed due to injuries, but Mitchell flourished when switching his stance (pun intended) to boxing.  He went from tackling his opponents to punching them, and is well on his way to becoming the top of the heavyweight food chain.

Unfortunately, his fight with Jonathan Banks has been postponed until sometime in November, as the co-headliner, the flashy Adrien Broner, has yet to find an opponent.

Seth Mitchell must go through Jonathan Banks in order to get to the Klitchko brothers.  Ironically, Banks used to spar with the Klitschkos, so Banks may be a tougher test than one assumes.  If Seth can defeat Banks, he will look forward to a 2013 setup bout for the heavyweight championship of the world.

The dream continues and the focus is intact.

The heart of a Lion can never be measured.


  • And for those of you less familiar with Seth, enjoy Mayhem – The Seth Mitchell Story:


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