Mitchell Wins…but admits a very tough day at the office.
World rated WBA #15 Super Middleweight Jayde Mitchell (15-1, 8 KOs) clearly outpointed Ainiwaer Yilixiati (10-1, 8 KOs) over ten rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Mitchell got caught in the 1st round and nearly went down but came back composed to control the contest in all the rounds as he outworked his 24-year-old opponent. Yilixiati was deducted a point for holding. Scores 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. The 31-year-old Mitchell defended the OPBF and WBA Oceania titles in which the scores didn’t indicate that this was indeed a very competitive fight for him. He was coming off a five round stoppage of Istvan Zeller in June. He suffered his only loss to Ryan Breese in 2015. Mitchell also holds wins over former world rated Nader Hamdan and Les Sherrington. Photo courtesy of Justin Gan.