1989-09-28 Brian Mitchell w rsc 7 Irving Mitchell, Central Youth Centre, Lewiston, Maine, USA - WBA
1989-09-28 Brian Mitchell w rsc 7 Irving Mitchell, Central Youth Centre, Lewiston, Maine, USA - WBA. Referee: Nick Drake. Trading punches from the opening bell, the two Mitchells stood toe-to-toe and the round ended with the champion, Brian Mitchell (130), carrying cuts over both eyes. In the third, the South African dropped Irving Mitchell (129¼), a southpaw, following two heavy rights to the head and although the latter came back well after taking the ‘eight’ count it was noticeable that Brian Mitchell was beginning to take control. By the sixth the American, his right eye swollen, had very little left and was being belted by punches to head and body, while showing limited defensive skills. Rocked by a big right hand early in the seventh, the challenger was then sent down by a barrage of lefts and rights and on getting up inside the automatic ‘eight’ the referee waived it off after 2.54 of the session had elapsed when it became clear that he didn’t wish to continue.