Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest
Wlad trying to salvage Mitchell as an US opponent, since he won't fight his coach
Why? Is the money enough to make a fight vs a guy he won't be able to grab once.
I mean, even if Wlad deploys the jab, jab grab method, Mitchell will be counting sheep from the follow-up jab.
Imagine Wlad feints the jab and throws a blistering laser guided straight R hand right up the middle. The fights over with the first landed shot.
It's clearly a money maker for Jonathan. Mitchell still has HBO money behind him, and with the win over Mitchell in the first fight, Jonathan will get a better split of the revenue and another easy nights work.
NTM, the win will push him up the WBC rankings, and potentially in position to fight for the vacant title should Vitali retire. Strictly business, as Im sure Wlad isn't hoping Mitchell captures lighting in a bottle and redeems himself against his friend.