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LaRon Mitchell battles former sparring partner on Saturday

Heavyweight LaRon Mitchell of San Francisco, Ca is back in action on Saturday night in Sacramento, CA at the Omega Products International Outdoor Arena, but he will be doing battle with Rodney Hernandez, a man he knows well, if not too well.

Mitchell and Hernandez have sparred countless times with the fighters rotating taking turns driving from San Francisco, Ca to Modesto, Ca and vice versa. The battle shows the business of boxing at a certain level, even if you with a major promoter like Thomspon Boxing, you have a limited pool of opposition to face and essentially, one day you could fight someone that you know very well.

It is no secret I am friends with LaRon Mitchell and the one smoker (boxing bout) I did, I had two people in my corner, one of whom was Mitchell. The bout underlines something sad about boxing, that despite friendship and a common experience, boxing is a business and a dangerous business at that.

When LaRon Mitchell heads into the ring on Saturday night in Sacramento, Ca, he will hope to propel himself into a bout on national television, but Saturday night, he will be fighting someone who knows him very well in a bout that

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