Jayde Mitchell calls for Melbourne derby with Zac Dunn

IF Jayde Mitchell has his way, he will be in one corner for the biggest all-Melbourne fight in two decades.

The world rated super middleweight, who holds a slew of regional title belts, is within arms reach of a potential world title eliminator in a stacked division across both Europe and the US.

However, the Peninsula-based product has his eyes on a local derby with fellow super middleweight rival, Zac Dunn.

Speaking on Hurt Business Radio, Mitchell (18-1, 9 KOs) voiced his desire to face Dunn (27-1, 22 KOs) in a mouth-watering match up in the immediate future.

“That is the fight I want, the Zac Dunn fight,” said Mitchell on Hurt Business Radio.

“It should be the easiest fight to make. We’re both under the same banner, you’ve got no airfares, accommodation, no visas [and] no bullshit.

“Let’s just make the fight, the biggest fight in Melbourne in years. Tell me the last time two top ten (world rated) Melbourne boys fought each other?”

The 28-year-old Dunn, who has captured the IBO super middleweight strap amongst several others, shares a promotional stable with Mitchell.

Ironically, Mitchell holds mandatory status for a WBA affiliated bauble held by Dunn, who captured the belt with a one-sided win over American Bo Gibbs Jr.

When probed on the possibility of a future fight, Mitchell, 33, sees Dunn as the only domestic opponent left for him to face.

Citing a lack of communication across social media, Mitchell revealed his frustration.

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“That’s the one Australian fight I want,” he concluded

“It’d be fun if Zac Dunn could fire back at me, let’s just make the fight. It’s frustrating, it’s the one Australian fight I want.

“We have big fights on offer, internationally we’ve had a few big offers. The only fight I want, and it should be easy to make, is Zac Dunn.”

Dunn, who has won four consecutive fights since his lone professional loss, faces unbeaten German Patrick Rokohl next Friday night in Melbourne.

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