American Jamie “The Miracle” Mitchell left no doubt about her ambitions and became the new World Boxing Association 118-pound bantamweight champion. Mitchell defeated local Shannon Courtenay in Liverpool, England after a majority decision by the judges.
The bantamweight title was vacant when Coutenay lost it on the scale and pursuant WBA rules should she had won the fight, she would no be declared champion. However, Mitchell did a good job in the ring to win the crown.
She is called “The Miracle” in reference to a hard life story that accompanies her existence. She follows the guidance of former boxer Dewey Cooper at the Mayweather Gym after an becoming an amateur star.
Mitchell made a great fight against a tenacious boxer like Courtenay who carried the weight of a right leg injury plus the weigh-in episode. Two aspects that psychologically can affect an athlete’s performance but Courtenay showed passion by not giving in during the difficult test against Mitchell.
With an outstanding style and physical condition, the Californian completed her ninth fight to remain undefeated and also managed to win the black and gold bantamweight belt of the pioneer organization.