Mitchell misses weight

Kevin Mitchell has failed the check weigh-in for his Froch-Groves II undercard bout against Ghislain Maduma.

The 29-year-old weighed in at 10st 6lbs 11oz, with IBF rules stating he cannot weigh more than 10lbs over on the morning of the fight.

The IBF lightweight limit is set at 9st 9lbs, with Mitchell 12lbs over, and it means he may not get his subsequent shot at IBF lightweight champion Miguel V?uez - the prize that awaits the winner of tonight's eliminator.

Congo-born Maduma, 29 and fighting out of Montreal, Canada, made the weight without any difficulty as he goes in search of an 11th knockout in 17 fights (16-0).

Dagenham-born Mitchell (37-2, 17KO) is ranked fifth in the IBF lightweight rankings behind fourth-place Maduma.

The pair go toe-to-toe in front of a sold-out 80,000 people at Wembley in the third to last fight of the night.

Their bout is followed by James DeGale versus Brandon Gonzales, before Carl Froch and George Groves face-off in their hugely anticipated rematch for the IBF and WBA super-middleweight world titles...

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