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Mandatory Eight Count: This Is England Edition

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Mitchell ready for big time (Sky Sports)
Kevin Mitchell believes today's the day he joins the world's elite boxers. He says of Katsidis: "He's strong and is a tough man but that will be his downfall. I'll walk through him."

Best of British ready to rule the world (The Mirror)
Barry McGuigan says it could be a great night for British boxing if Kevin Mitchell and Amir Khan are both successful, and picks both to win.

Speed Chess: Khan v Malignaggi Preview & Prediction (Safe Side of the Ropes)
Andrew Harrison previews the Khan-Malignaggi bout.

Earl fears for Mitchell (Sky Sports)
Graham Earl, who has felt Katsidis' power and had his career functionally ended by the Aussie, is a friend of both fighters. And he believes Mitchell may be taking the step up too soon.

Kevin Mitchell claims Amir Khan is scared of him (The Mirror)
Mitchell: "Amir doesn't want to fight anyone who can punch."

Amir: I Khan mix it with the best (The Sun)
The Sun has great titles.

Malignaggi Laughs at Khan's Mayweather, Pacquiao Dreams (
Malignaggi: "[Khan] really believes his own hype. ... [H]e doesn't understand where he's at."

Khan entering choppy waters (BBC Sport)
There are many differences between the UK and US. Subtle differences, but differences. For instance, American Teddy Atlas has deep waters. Ben Dirs of BBC Sport has choppy waters. Color, colour.

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