Home Boxing News Yorgey to rematch Mitchell for WBU world middleweight title

Yorgey to rematch Mitchell for WBU world middleweight title

On “Q” Sports has learned that U.S. middleweight contender Harry Joe Yorgey will take on Eric Mitchell for the WBU World middleweight title Saturday October 25th in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

According to Yorgey, the title bout is slated for 12 rounds and will be held at The Inn at Reading.

The location is confirmed, but it is not yet known if the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds as of yet.

This is will be a rematch from an earlier bout in July that ended in a draw, mostly because of Yorgey’s inactivity and ring rust.

It was his first bout in over a year and first since earning a majority decision over Julius Kennedy for the vacant World Boxing Federation North American middleweight title.

Mitchell, who took the bout on short notice then, was in very good condition and might have won the bout if he had more time to prepare.

The 45-year-old Mitchell (23-11-2, 11ko’s) had come into that bout having dropped four straight and seven of eight, but was able to hang tough early on.

Yorgey (27-2-2, 12ko’s) took the bout from the fourth round on, but one judge had it 59-55 for Mitchell, while the other two scored it 57-57, respectively on their cards.

“I am excited about this, I had a shot with the WBU awhile a go and it fell through, but I have been training hard for this,” said the Bridgeport, PA native Yorgey.

Yorgey would have liked to see the first fight go 10 rounds, but since Mitchell took the fight on short notice it was slated for six rounds by the PA Boxing commission.

“I fought Eric in July, we were supposed to fight for 10 rounds, but the commission did not approve it because the fight was Friday and we did not get an opponent until Monday so they made it for six rounds.

Yorgey believes the six-round affair hurt him because he was knocking off some rust from a year layoff.

“The fight was six rounds and I started to take over in the fourth round, if it was 10 rounds I would have put him away,” he added.

Rich Quiñones is an award winning broadcaster and journalist. He is the lead blow-by-blow Boxing voice for GFL.tv and Go Fight Live’s Boxing on Comcast. He has sat ringside calling the action with Monte Barrett, Brian Adams, Amir Mansour, Danny Garcia, James Kirkland, Mark Breland, Ronnie Shields, Teddy Atlas and Lou DiBella, while broadcasting over 125 bouts for GFL in 2013-2014.

Rich is also a contributor to Ringnews24.com and he has also handled calling the action for Muay Thai and is exclusive lead blow-by-blow voice for CFFC MMA.

You can follow Rich on twitter @ https://twitter.com/RichQonQ and Tumblr.com @ http://onqsports.tumblr.com as well as LinkedIn and instagram.com/richqonq. Subscribe and follow his youtube page https://plus.google.com/u/0/106138376864900587745/posts