Seth Mitchell Interview: "I believe that God has blessed me with the tools to become Champion" By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr, Doghouse Boxing (April 5, 2012) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
Undefeated heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell 24-0-1 (18) is on a
mission to bring the titles back to the states, and his quest continues
April 28th when he takes on Philly fighter Chazz Witherspoon 30-2 (22)
at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Thus far Mitchell has had
nothing but success, and the rising star has plans on continuing his
path to the title. In this exclusive interview Seth talks about his
upcoming fight, career and more, enjoy.
Jr.: You are seemingly breaking away from the pack and becoming the
stand out American heavyweight, would you agree, or am I just being
Seth Mitchell: I do not think that you are being
biased, I have always said that I believe in myself, I am not the one
to put labels on me. Everybody is saying that I am the next American
heavyweight champion, I let them say it, but I believe that I am. I
believe that God has blessed me with the tools, I work hard and try to
continue to learn. I am definitely hungry and I feel that I have the
tools to become heavyweight champion of the world. And if the good Lord
is willing it will happen sooner or later.
BH: You have
not went the distance since 2009, your past five fights have ended in
the early rounds, I mean, do you have some place to go after every
SM (We Both Laugh): I'm in the
entertainment business, I say this over and over again and this is the
God's honest truth, I do not go out there reckless and just looking for
knock outs, I feel that I have decent speed, decent power in both hands,
I stay behind my jab, I am an aggressive boxer/puncher, and I have been
getting them out of there. The thing that I have gotten better at, when
I hit somebody with a nice shot, boxers know how to put on a poker
face, I know if I catch you, you are dazed a bit even if you do not show
it. If I sense any weakness at all I am going to try to finish them.
That is why I am back on HBO as the co-main event because my style is
fan friendly. But I do not go out there looking for the knock out, I
just put my punches together.
BH: With the success that
you are having now, people are taking notice, as well as fighters are
taking notice, and people are starting to call you out.
just tells me that I am doing something right, I look at it this way, I
do not have any belts, I have not fought for a title, but I am the
person that people are calling out. That comes with the territory, I do
not take it as any disrespect, I just continue to work hard and whatever
happens, happens. I am confident in my abilities.
You are slated to face Chazz Witherspoon the 28th of this month, I think
he is a decent boxer, do you feel Witherspoon is a bigger step up than
Ibragimov or do you feel they are even in quality?
anything they are even or Chazz is a step up, Chazz will fight you, I
think he does everything well, he has a good jab, he can box and throws
in combinations. Chazz is going to come ready to fight, he knows it is a
big fight for him, it is a make or break fight for him, and I know that
as well. I know that he is training extra hard so it just motivates me
to train harder, to stay focused and not look past him. I know that he
is going to come in the 28th ready and with everything to offer. I am
excited about this fight, this is going to be a good fight for the fans,
we will be both ready to fight.
BH: Is it not funny, I
mean, I read your FaceBook page and I see your friends there telling you
that you should fight this guy or that guy, and I am like, maybe you
(speaking of his friends) should fight that guy. Isn't it funny how
people try to run your career.
SM: Exactly, I get stuff
like that all the time but I do not respond to that. I think all these
Twitter wars and such is just ridiculous to me. Bottom line, I respect
any man who will climb in that ring. If it was easy, plenty of people
would be doing it.
BH: What strengths do you see in Chazz
Witherspoon in which you feel can pose a threat and what weaknesses do
you feel you can capitalize on?
SM: Like I said he does
everything well, he has a good jab, he is fundamentally sound and he
will fight you. He comes in there throwing a lot of punches, for me I
just have to keep my defense tight, and I need to dictate the fight and
not let him do so. He is a solid fighter, his record speaks for itself,
he has lost but anybody can lose on any given day, and I know that he
knows this is a do or die fight for him so I know that he is going to
bring it. And that right there gives me extra motivation.
To listen to the full interview click on the link below http://www.blogtalkr...r-seth-mitchell.