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Kevin Mitchell to face Ismael Barroso for interim WBA lightweight title on December 12th

Mitchell had scored five consecutive knockouts before falling to Linares.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

England's Kevin Mitchell will be hoping the fourth time's a charm.

According to promoter Matchroom Boxing, the "Mighty" one will join the upcoming Anthony Joshua-Dillan Whyte card on December 12th in a WBA interim championship match against undefeated puncher Ismael Barroso. The winner will be next in line to face the winner of tomorrow's rematch between Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla for the full belt.

Mitchell (39-3, 29 KO) has made three bids for a world title since 2010 and been stopped each time. In May of that year, he took a rather thorough drubbing from Michael Katsidis in a fight for the interim WBO title. Two years later, he fought Ricky Burns for the latter's full WBO belt and went down twice before being stopped in four. Most recently, he gave WBC champ Jorge Linares everything he could handle and was up on two scorecards before finally falling in the tenth.

Don't expect "El Tigre" Barroso (18-0-2 17 KO) to pose as big a threat as his countryman, though. His record is about as empty as you'd expect; he's three fights removed from beating the amazingly-named Maximiliano Galindo (10-19-5) and he has all of zero fights against anyone even remotely ranked. Still, dude can punch, and Mitchell doesn't have the best chin in the world.

In addition to this bout and the main event, the card will also feature Tony Bellew against Mateusz Masternak and Chris Eubank, Jr. against Gary O'Sullivan, plus Josh Warrington and Luke Campbell against to-be-announced foes.

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