Originally written on Blog So Hard Sports  |  Last updated 10/2/14
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f79586669.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1938b2a3a3935fe8de448692971a3dc6bf6

REVENGE ON THE MIND Photo by Joseph Glorioso Photography Seth Mitchell has only one thing on his mind this weekend, and that is revenge.  This revenge is for his only professional defeat in the sport of boxing.   The former Michigan State linebacker turned professional boxer has a record of 25-1-1 19 KOs. Mitchell will look to avenge the defeat he took when he faced and lost to  Johnathon Banks in Atlantic City in November of 2012. The original rematch was scheduled for February of this year, but Banks had to withdraw due to injury. The 2nd fight will now occur this weekend, June 22nd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Last week Mitchell held a media workout at the Dream Team Gym in Clinton, Maryland, and Seth showed he has grown and got better since the loss.  “I’m a smarter fighter…it was a tough pill to swallow…it was needed,” Mitchell said. On Saturday, he will look to make sure that the one loss is the only one that remains in that column. Is this a career ending fighting for the 30 year old Mitchell? Mitchell explains, “I’m not going to fool anybody, this is a major fight, I wouldn’t say it’s a career ending fight, but  it’s definitely a major setback for me…I’m confident I will come out on top this time.” Mitchell showed determination and less smiles this time around during media day.  You can sense that he really took his only loss to heart.  The best thing about Seth Mitchell is that he’s open to his own criticism.  He is his own toughest critic, “I got too aggressive and too reckless with my balance and distance…every time I watch the fight now and I shake my head.” He then continued with more criticism of his own errors, “I saw the errors, I saw the same mistakes I made in the 1st round, in the 2nd round, and I saw those same mistakes I didn’t pay for in the Chazz fight therefore I did not learn from my mistakes.” Joseph Glorioso Photography Learning on the job would be an understatement. Seth Mitchell personally told me that he sparred for 14 rounds the day before media day.  He has been in the gym ever since the fight was initially postponed, and he’s in tip top shape from the looks of it.  Can Seth Mitchell show the boxing world that he is ready for the top tier heavyweights? Come June 22nd, Seth Mitchell could move up the ranks of the heavyweights and become a top contender once again or start to pummel down the ranks.  It will be interesting to see if this warrior can fix his mistakes along with tuning up the raw talent he has.  Johnathan Banks is not a big heavyweight name but he’s one of the smartest boxers out there.  Boxing fans tend to forget, he is not only a full time boxer but he is also the trainer for Vitali Klitschko.  Banks learned under the great Emanuel Steward before he passed away.  So for Seth Mitchell, this is a true test of boxing skills. One can only hope he can become the next great heavyweight.  Only time will tell. Related posts: Seth Mitchell: King of the Jungle The Skins loss IS on Josh Morgan

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wilbon angry at DC for not supporting Wizards

Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow: 'He wants another shot at playing'

Keenan Lewis: Saints preparing 'funeral' for Falcons

Report: Lakers offered Nash, draft picks for Rondo

Chris Christie defends being a Cowboys fan

Celtics co-owner: 2024 Olympics would be 'boon for Beantown'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Harbaugh turned down Michigan money in 2011

Why the Saints pose a legit threat to any playoff team

Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

Danny Ainge: Celtics 'having a lot of discussions' about trades

Eagles fan posts on Craigslist seeking help for team

Michael Vick has almost paid off all his massive debt

Michael Jordan's college Converse shoes sell for $33,387

Week 16 NFL game watchability rankings

Game of the week: Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Chicago Bears are the Monstrosity of the Midway

Tom Brady's TD celebrations frighten teammates

The impact of normalized U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Dwight Howard kicks Nuggets mascot Rocky

Report: Bears in disbelief over Cutler benching

Is Titans-Jaguars the worst prime-time game this century?

Ranking the most underrated players in the NBA

Darrelle Revis feels sad for Rex Ryan

Five reasons why Oregon will win College Football Playoff

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Andrew Hawkins and other athletes gain support for social statement attire

NBA's most underrated players

Michael Vick nearly debt-free

Dolphins CB rips Brady's career plans

Biggest winners of the MLB offseason

Brian Billick owns Browns fan

C's in serious trade talks about Rondo

Pelini has profane words for Nebraska AD

When bowl results mean more for one school than another

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.