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Where: O2 Arena, London.
When: Saturday January 31, 20:00 (UK time)
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Kevin Mitchell headlines Fight Night Live on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London as he takes on Daniel Estrada in a world championship eliminator.
While Saturday was set to be headlined by Anthony Joshua with his fight against American heavyweight Kevin Johnson, the British prospect was forced to pull out of the bout with a stress fracture in his back.
As a result, Mitchell steps up to headline the show from the O2 Arena, and he faces a tough task in Estrada with plenty on the line.
Before he can advance to face WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares, he must get past his Mexican rival who is a rugged veteran but is fighting outside of Mexico and the United States for the first time.
Backed by the legendary Juan Manuel Marquez in London this week, Estrada will be confident of pulling off an upset with Mitchell stepping back in the ring for the first time since appearing at Wembley last May.
Nevertheless, the 30-year-old insists that despite this essentially being a make-or-break fight for him, he is in a much better place in his career and life in general as he continues to work with Tony Sims and Eddie Hearn.
Whether or not he can deliver on Saturday remains to be seen, but the rewards are certainly great and he will be fully focused on the task in hand.
Elsewhere on the card, Ricky Boylan takes on Tommy Martin while Tyler Goodjohn faces John Wayne Hibbert in two intriguing domestic battles that will undoubtedly keep the crowd entertained.
Martin and Boylan are expected to ring walk at 8:10 pm, and that is followed by John Ryder vs Billi Godoy, then Hibbert vs Goodjohn with Mitchell and Estrada capping the night off and are expected to enter the ring at around 10:30 pm.