'It was a great show'

Frank Warren has revealed he is keen to stage more big fight nights at the Boleyn Ground following the success of Saturday's 'Hammer Time' show.

While local favourite Kevin Mitchell was defeated by Australian Michael Katsidis in his bid to win the Interim WBO world lightweight title, the promoter said the event had caught the imagination of east London and beyond.

Warren was disappointed to see Mitchell lose, but his mood was improved by victories for four of his other fighters. Derek Chisora floored Danny Williams to become British heavyweight champion, while Olympians James DeGale, Billy Joe Saunders and Frankie Gavin also had their arms raised following impressive successes.

The home of West Ham United also drew praise from Warren, who was delighted with both the stadium and the 14,000 supporters who watched the action.

"I was very pleased with the venue. I was very disappointed with what happened with Kevin, but other than that, it was a great show. All our guys won and it was a great atmosphere and everybody was enjoying it.

"We kept the fans entertained and, unfortunately, the last fight of the night didn't work out how it should have done.

"I would absolutely consider coming back here and having another show. This is a fabulous setting for a fight so what is to stop us doing it again?

"The attendance level was lovely. I don't know what the final numbers were but it was very healthy. That's what it's all about. All of us between us have worked very hard on promoting this fight. West Ham United were superb in getting involved.

"All the local press, the national press and Sky got behind this fight and that translated into a great atmosphere."

Warren, who admitted to being disappointed when Mitchell revealed that his preparation for the fight had not been up to scratch, said his young charge would have to learn from his mistakes.

The promoter has urged the 25-year-old West Ham United fan, who saw his unbeaten 31-fight professional record shattered, to refocus and come back stronger when he returns to the ring later this year.

"It's tough. To be honest, I really did fancy him providing he could maintain his discipline, but you've got to take your hat off to Michael Katsidis. He came in, he had a gameplan to take Kevin out of his strike and that's exactly what he did.

"As soon as Kevin felt his back on those ropes, he should have been off them, but he left himself on the ropes. We know how Michael fights. He's all-action and throws big shots and Kevin started using his heart rather than his head.

"Can he come back from it? I think he can. We saw what happened with Amir Khan 18 months ago so Kevin has got someone to look at and see what he can do. It's all about him using the talents that he's got. He's got great talents, but sometimes he lets his heart over-rule his brain.

"If he does that again, he won't win a world title. He's got to learn. In life, whatever you do, if it's doesn't work and you don't learn from it, then you're never going to make it. He's young enough to learn and he's going to literally go back to the drawing board and work on it, because I'm sure he can do it."