Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/10/14

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: George Groves and Kenny Anderson clash as they go head to head ahead of their Commonwealth Super-Middleweight fight during the official weigh-in at The Lowry Theatre on November 12, 2010 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Nothing has ever been handed to undefeated contender Ghislain "Mani" Maduma (16-0, 10 KOs). Unable to get a world title shot, the Congo-born, Montreal fighter is forcing the issue, fighting "Mighty" Kevin Mitchell (37-2, 27 KOs) in his backyard on May 31 on thed Carl Froch-George Groves II undercard at Wembley Stadium in London. The 29-year-old Maduma is world rated by the World Boxing Council (WBC) at No. 3 and No. 4 by the IBF. Only IBF No. 5-ranked Mitchell, who has failed in two previous world title fights, stands between Maduma and his ultimate goal of a showdown with IBF 135-pound champion Miguel Vazquez. The largest crowd Maduma has fought in front of has been 8,000 at Bell Centre (Montreal) earlier in his professional career. He realizes that, as a hometown favorite, Mitchell figures to greatly benefit from fans there for Froch and Groves alike. "This is a very, very big fight for me. "I want to be known in boxing circles and this fight in front of 80,000 fans in the stadium...
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