By Bob Caico
Former two-time world champion Byron “Gator” Mitchell’s (27-5-1, 20 KOs) comeback will hit a very important crossroads when he meets former #1 light heavyweight contender David Telesco (30-6-1, 25 KOs) on Wednesday October 21. The fight will be the main event of “Rumble at the Hilton Rye Town” 2. The card will be promoted by prolific New York promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing.
Mitchell, who lost a short-notice fight against (then) undefeated Kazakhstan native Beibut Shumenov in his last ring appearance, knows he must win if he is to continue as a serious threat to win another world title.
Mitchell’s promoter, Nick Garon e of X-Cel Worldwide, says Team Mitchell is well aware of the importance of putting in a strong performance. “Byron still has a lot left in the tank and he’s training hard to show it against Telesco. He knows this is a must-win situation for his career. We’re looking forward to working with Joe DeGuardia on this first-class event. We know we’ll get a fair shake and we’re confident Byron will come away with a big win.”
Location: Hilton Rye Town Hotel, 699 Westchester Ave. Rye Brook, NY
Tickets: 718.823.2000 $100, $60, $40