Jamie Hughes wants Mitch Mitchell knockout

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JAMIE Hughes has warned his opponent Mitch Mitchell that he is hitting a lot harder than the last time they met.

Hughes and Mitchell both have their professional debuts this Friday night at Rotherham’s Magna Centre and it won’t be the first time that the two light-heavyweights have met.

Bentley’s Hughes decked Bracebridge’s Mitchell en route to a points win in the amateurs back in April and is confident of doing more damage in their four rounds of three minutes encounter tomorrow evening.

“He’s a come forward fighter and muscular but I’m hitting so much harder than back then and I’ve got more tricks up my sleeve,” declared Hughes, who is trained at Jamie Kennedy’s Rotherham gym.

“I could’ve fought last week I’m that ready for the fight and I want to put on a good show and hopefully get a knockout. I know that I can do it.

“I’ve sold 120 tickets for the fight and Maxi has done 100 too so Doncaster will be empty.

“All the lads from our gym are guaranteed wins because we’ve trained so hard.”

Unbeaten lightweight Maxi Hughes, no relation, chases his seventh pro win in a six rounder with Jamaican Mark McKray on the same bill.

Woodlands bantamweight Jason Cunningham will also feature but an opponent is yet to be agreed upon.