Interim IBF 140-Pound Champion Sharmba Mitchell held an open media workout at Joe Goossen’s Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., Oct. 27. Two of boxing’s most talented pound-for-pound fighters will square off in a highly anticipated rematch when International Boxing Federation (IBF) “Super” 140-Pound Champion Kostya Tszyu defends his title against Mitchell Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. In the co-feature, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Featherweight Champion Joan Guzman will defend his title for the second time when he takes on WBO No. 13 contender Marcos Licona. SHOWTIME will televise both world title fights from the Glendale Arena in Phoenix, Ariz., at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Millenium Events Inc, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, will present the fight card.
“I am healthy. I am ready to fight. I am anxious. I have been waiting three years for this fight. I learned in the last fight that Tszyu cannot beat me. I am motivated. When I want something, I go get it. This is what I want.”
“I will fight my fight. I will do what I need to. I will make Tszyu make mistakes and get him out of there.”
"My knee is stable right now. It will never be 100 percent. Anytime you have reconstructive surgery, you can never get back to 100 percent. It is 75 percent right now. I am good to go. The first fight was unfinished business because of the knee, and I plan to finish it.”
"I have been sparring with Shane Mosley and Steve Forbes and some others. My training camp is usually in Vero Beach, Fla., but the hurricanes blew us out to California.”