Kevin Mitchell is set to make an appearance on the pitch at
Upton Park on Saturday.
The lightweight, who is a massive West Ham fan, is preparing for
his WBO title showdown with Ricky Burns but has agreed to take time
out of training to see the Hammers take on Fulham.
And he says that West Ham's return to the Premier League will
spur him on to box his best against the Scot on September 22.
"It's fantastic that West Ham are back in the Premier League
again, they've had to fight hard to do it and I've had to do the
same to get back to the top and challenge for a world title again,"
"Seeing the Hammers achieve that has given me a boost to beat
Burns in his backyard and bring the world title back to London's
"I couldn't achieve my dream of winning the world title by
beating Katsidis, but I would love to return to hold the belt up in
front of the crowd at the next home game after I beat Burns."