POMPANO BEACH, Florida (August 28, 2006) – The Mitchell twins, Aaron and Eric, and Leo “Paco” Nolan were all victorious last night Saturday night in title matches featured on “Fight Night” at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach.
Aaron “Homicide” Mitchell (25-1-1, 20 KOs) captured the vacant IBO International middleweight championship by sixth-round TKO of Christopher “The Hammer” Holt (12-7, 8 KOs) in the main event. Aaron, dating back to 1993, extended his unbeaten streak to 24 (23-0-1, 17 KOs).
Mitchell was slow to start, allowing Holt to punch away, but it was ineffective and only seemed to irritate Aaron. Holt developed a serious cut under his right eye that led to the stoppage at 2:04 of the sixth round.
“You must be strong physically and mentally when you box professionally.” Mitchell stated. “I make sure to have thought the fight through even before I step into the ring. Lots of guys don’t do it and that’s why my brother and I continue to defeat them. Now we want to face a contender to show off what we can do.”
His twin brother, Eric “Murder” Mitchell (20-4-1, 10 KOs), started the night off with an eighth round TKO (2:02) of an aptly named “Fearless” Fernando Hernandez (18-10-2) for the NBA Intercontinental light middleweight belt.
“I hit him with big body shots and they paid off later in the fight,” Mitchell said. Trainer “Famous” Henry Hill added, “Eric is a great athlete. The twins and I have been working hard in the gym to prepare for these title fights.”
Nolan (26-0, 10 KOs) won the vacant USBO Heavyweight title, keeping his perfect record as a pro intact, when he was awarded a victory by eight-round disqualification versus Jed Phipps
(17-5, 10 KOs). Referee Brian Garry halted the bout (2:07) after Phipps spit out his mouthpiece for the third time.
“I felt very comfortable tonight and in control,” Nolan remarked. “I planned on setting up everything off the jab and I knew I would be able to go the distance. I’m very happy that I won. It’s another notch on my belt and this win let’s me know where I am in my career.”
Both fighters were warned during the pre fight instructions about intentionally spitting out their mouthpiece. Phipps received a warning the first time his mouthpiece came out, then a point was taken away the second time, and the referee disqualified Phipps when his mouthpiece came out the third time in the eighth round.
The Mitchell twins and Nolan are promoted by Silverhawk Championship Boxing, managed by Rider Boxing, and trained by Henry Hill. Go to www.silverhawkboxing.com for more information.
(Todd Wood reported from ringside)
“Fight Night” Results
(Club Cinema, Pompano Beach, Florida)
HEAVYWEIGHTS – Leo Nolan, Detroit, MI WDQ8 (2:07) Jed Phipps, Baltimore, MD (Nolan won vacant USBO title). MIDDLEWEIGHTS — Eric Mitchell, Philadelphia, PA WTKO8 (2:02) Fernando Hernandez, Chicago, IL (Mitchell won vacant IBO Intercontinental title). LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHTS – Aaron Mitchell, Philadelphia, PA WTKO6 (2:04) Christopher Holt, Detroit Lakes, MI (Mitchell won vacant NBA Intercontinental title).