News | Jan 12 2016

EXCLUSIVE Kevin Mitchell reflects on the Ismael Barroso loss and discusses his future

Kevin Mitchell speaks to George Gigney about his plans for the future
Kevin Mitchell-Jorge Linares
Mitchell-Linares-bruise  |  Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

KEVIN MITCHELL intends to box for the European lightweight title despite considering retirement after his recent stoppage loss to Ismael Barroso.

In a final eliminator for Anthony Crolla’s WBA world title, Barroso stopped the Dagenham man last month with a vicious right hand in the fifth round.

The defeat was Mitchell’s fourth as a professional – all inside the distance, including a vicious affair with WBC champion Jorge Linares last May – and with two previous failed attempts at world honours, the 31-year-old almost packed it in.