Former 2-time world champion Sharmba Mitchell of Takoma Park, MD(56-5, 30 KOs) will do battle with Mexico’s Jose Luis Cruz (31-1-2, 26 KOs) on ESPN2's "Wednesday Night Fights" on May 3rd in "New York Yankee Stadium" located at Big League Dreams in Cathedral City, CA.
Mitchell has not fought since his six-round technical knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on November 19 in Portland, OR. Cruz, who now fights out of Santa Ana, CA, is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision loss to "Sugar" Shane Mosley on September 17 in Las Vegas. Cruz's last victory was against another Beltway Boxer, Vincent "Bubby" Thompson of DC. Cruz won by eight-round technical knockout over Thompson in January 2005.