Kenny Mitchell

Birth Name: Born: Birthplace: Died: Hometown: Stance:  Height: Reach:
 Kenny Mitchell 02-07-1960  

 

Stockton, California, USA    5′ 2″   /   157cm  

 

Division: Super Bantamweight

 

Titles:

  • WBO Super Bantamweight Champion - 1989

Biography

Amateur Career

Kenny Mitchell won the New York Golden Gloves three times. Mitchell won the 112lb Open Championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Mitchell was defeated in the 1977 112lb Sub-Novice Championship by Gino Gelormino. Mitchell trained at the Morrisania Youth Center in 1977 and 1978. In 1979 and 1980 Mitchell trained at the Fort Apache Boys Club. Both Gyms are located in the Bronx, New York. In 1978 and 1979 representing New York he won the 112 lb. Intercity Golden Gloves' championship.

Professional Career

Mitchell began his career in 1981 and in 1989 captured the Newly Created and vacant WBO super bantamweight title with a win over Julio Gervacio by decision. He defended the belt once before losing it to Valerio Nati in later in 1989 by disqualification. In the bout, Mitchell was DQ'ed for illegal use of his head. The result was initially listed as a technical decision for Nati amidst a lot of controversy, but finally ended up being ruled a DQ. Mitchell retired in 1995 after being knocked out by Erik Morales.

Links

Boxing Record: click

Sources: BoxRec.com / Wikipedia