6′ 2″ Mitchell has always kept busy in his three-year career, cramming twenty-one fights in since turning professional in January 2008, and believes 2011 will entail more of the same as he aims to climb the heavyweight rankings in the next 12 months.
“2011 is a very big year for me, and I expect big things to happen for me this year,” Mitchell told World Boxing News.
“I would like to fight 5 to 6 times this year if possible, and I am very happy with the way my career has gone thus far. Twenty-one fights in a little less than three years is a great achievement for me.
I believe that my team and promotional company, Golden Boy Promotions, have done a great job getting me the right fights at the right time. Hopefully, I will continue to mature and learn in the ring under the watchful eye of my trainer Andre Hunter.”
Mitchell has fourteen knockouts in his twenty wins, with ten coming in the first two rounds, and hopes that his power, along with his skills, will be enough to propel him to a heavyweight title of some sort next year.
“I believe that management and (GBP) will put me in the right fights to hopefully fight for one of the smaller titles in 2011, as I think that I am ready for that level of competition.
By the end of next year, I fully expect to be still undefeated and have performed well enough to be considered a legitimate contender in 2012.”