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
Seth Mitchell
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.

Benny Henderson Jr.: You are seemingly breaking away from the pack and becoming the stand out American heavyweight, would you agree, or am I just being biased?

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 fight?

(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.

That 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.

BH: 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?

If 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.

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?

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.

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