Kevin Mitchell makes weight for his Fight Night Live clash with Daniel Estrada at the O2 Arena
Last Updated: 30/01/15 11:00pm
Kevin Mitchell knows the stakes could not be higher after making weight for his WBC lightweight championship eliminator against Daniel Estrada.
The east Londoner weighed in at 9st 8lbs 1oz while his Mexican rival made 9st 8lbs 3oz ahead of their Sky Sports' Fight Night Live bout at London's O2 Arena.
Winning the WBC Silver lightweight title will see Mitchell earn a second - and possibly last - world title shot, but he believes the fight has greater significance.
"My career, my future, my children’s futures are at stake, that’s how I look at it now," he told Sky Sports News HQ. "I’ve got a shot at the WBC lightweight title but I look at it like my career and my life is at stake.
"Estrada is a dangerous man - a typical Mexican, he’s very game, very strong. But he can box as well, that’s another thing I’ve looked at in his armoury. But I’ve got the skills to do the damage and take him out of the game.
"I’ve got to use my ability and win. That’s what I do now."
Fight Night Live weights
Kevin Mitchell (9st 8lbs 1oz) v Daniel Estrada ( 9st 8lbs 3oz)
John Ryder (11st 5lbs 1ozs) v Billi Godoy (11st 5lbs 3ozs)
John Wayne Hibbert (9st 13lbs 2ozs) v Tyler Goodjohn (9st 13lbs 9ozs)
Tommy Martin (9st 11lbs 6ozs) v Ricky Boylan (9st 13lbs 9ozs)
Fight Night Live: Capital Punishment is on Saturday at 8pm on Sky Sports 1 HD.