Jayde Mitchell talks Morrison win, targets local derby

VICTORIAN super middleweight champion Jayde Mitchell isn’t easily satisfied.

Fresh after his latest win against then undefeated Paul Morrison on the Green vs. Bolonti undercard, Mitchell explains he wasn’t overly happy with his performance, despite winning every round on all three judges scorecards.

“Look it was great to get the win, that is a real positive,” said Mitchell in an interview with Aus-Boxing. “I am my own worst critic and I just felt I made a few mistakes on the night.”

“I guess I am just always looking to improve and if I am being honest here, there is still a lot I have to work on to get to the next level.”

“I felt very privileged to be able to fight on such a momentous occasion with Greeny’s return,” he continued. “To also fight along Andrew and Jason (Moloney) was something special,”

“To fight in front of 10,000 fans in the crowd and having it broadcast on live TV was a huge opportunity for my career and I can’t thank everyone involved enough.”

Mitchell has recently taken time out of the gym after fighting twice in the last two months. He also suffered a cut above his eye after a head clash which required extensive stitching.

After two weeks rest, he is now back in the gym and says plans are in place for his next fight which looks to be on October 30th in Melbourne.

“Yeah it looks like I will be fighting on October 30th on Barry Michael’s card,” Mitchell continued. “We haven’t found an opponent just yet, but I’d suggest it will only be a matter of time,”

“We are putting in the work and we will be more than ready come October.”

Interestingly, Mitchell mentioned the name of one particular fighter that vacated the very title he won back in June of this year, fellow undefeated Victorian and regional titleholder Ryan Breese (7-0, 3 KOs).

“I am not usually in the business of calling out names and I don’t want to come across disrespectful because that isn’t my way,” Mitchell added.

“I feel Ryan Breese is a guy I really want to test myself against. Both undefeated Victorians, both on the rise and both promising up and comers,”

“Ryan in my eyes is still the Victorian super middleweight champion. It might sound funny because I have the belt – but he vacated it – he didn’t lose it. It’s for my own validation purposes.”

“I would love that fight and he is one of the best in the country at the moment.”

“That’s what I want to do. Test myself against the best in my division and in the country. I am hoping that fight can come off before the year comes to an end.”

Mitchell also sighted a potential move down to the middleweight division.

“It is something we are definitely looking at and have spoken about,” concluded Mitchell.

“If it is to happen, we wouldn’t be looking to do it until sometime next year, but for now we are at super middleweight and we have plans in that division for the short term,”

Words: Dan Smart/Follow Dan on Twitter @dansmart76
Photo: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images



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