News | Jul 08 2015

EXCLUSIVE Kevin Mitchell not confident of getting Jorge Linares rematch

Mitchell doesn’t think WBC champ Linares wants to face him again, writes George Gigney
Kevin Mitchell

FORMER lightweight world title challenger Kevin Mitchell does not believe WBC world champion Jorge Linares will grant him a rematch to their exciting clash in May.

The champion stopped Mitchell in the 10th round, badly swelling and cutting the Dagenham man’s face despite the Brit’s impressive showing in the earlier rounds.

Since then, Linares has recently spoken of his interest in holding a rematch in his native Venezuela but Mitchell does not take him at his word.