Blairgowrie local Jayde Mitchell is coming off a string of victories in 2016- with a successful undefeated year, topped off by winning the annual Australian Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year Award. Mitchell recorded significant wins over the likes of veteran campaigner Nader Hamdan, heavy-hitting Paul Morison and Japanese fighter Shintaro Matsumoto for the OPBF Super Middleweight Title.
Speaking on the upcomming fight with Sherrington, Mitchell had the following to say-
Mitchell: "A fight with Les is great at this stage of my career- I want to learn and improve along my journey and a win over Les like a win over anyone keeps pushing me up the ladder. I have tunnel vision and I only want to climb whether or not it's easy I want to be ready and learn from fights with great fighters like Les!"
Mitchell: "Les will be prepared 100% for this fight- I'm his ticket back into the mix! But the way I look at it I am still the one with everything to gain by fighting such a seasoned campaigner. Myself and Les are both volume punchers with a bit of pop who box- I'm expecting back and forth action! This is a fight I will learn in and I really look forward to the challenge- we know Les will be up and about!"
Queenslander Les Sherrington hasn't fought since his 4th round TKO loss to Victorian KO specialist and Commonwealth Champion Zac Dunn (23-0) early in 2016. He maintains however, that his experience will prove too much for the aspiring up-and-comer come Saturday night.
Sherrington: "Jayde Mitchell, from what I have seen is a great boxer with a good work rate who moves around the ring well. A win is all I am thinking about at this stage-it does great things for my career moving forward but first things first tomorrow night it's time to get down to business. I believe that after 44 professional fights my experience and boxing ability will give me everything I need to beat Jayde tomorrow night."
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All articles featured on the Australian Boxing Central website are written by Tai Tuiniua, and all interviews are conducted by Mark Franklin, unless stated otherwise.