ATLANTIC CITY — A documentary video has been released on unbeaten heavyweight prospect Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, chronicling the events leading up to and after his second-round knockout of Timur Ibragimov in September.
Called “The Seth Mitchell Story,” the video was made by Michigan State University Television (MSU TV), and introduces Mitchell’s wife, Danielle, and two young chilrden, Aurielle, 5, and Seth Austin, 17 months, as well as various members of his boxing team.
Completed in advance of Mitchell’s third-round stoppage of Chazz Witherspoon on April 28, the documentary aired prior to the thrilling HBO-televised victory on The Big 10 Network and will continue to be shown periodically.
Considered America’s best hope at ending the country’s drought of champions in the division, Mitchell, 29, is 25-0-1, with 19 knockouts and 10 consecutive stoppages.
Mitchell is a former scholarship linebacker at Michigan State who was named Maryland’s Defensive Player of the Year at Gwynn Park High in Brandywine, Md. by the Associated Press. Mitchell began boxing shortly after graduating from college with a degree in criminal justice.
Mitchell grew up with little knowledge of his father, who separated from his mother, Jeanette Mitchell, when he was 5, and whom he met three times before the man died in 2006. When Mitchell was 12, he and his family moved from Virginia Beach, Va., to Brandywine, to live with his grandparents.
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