By James Slater: Yet more disappointing news regarding a postponed fight. According to Ring.tv.com, the February 16th rematch between U.S heavyweights Johnathon Banks and Seth Mitchell will need to be fought at a later date, as Banks broke his thumb in sparring.
“Johnathon Banks broke his thumb in sparring, and he will not be able to compete in the bout on February 16th against Seth Mitchell,” Richard Schaefer told the web site of The Bible of Boxing. Continue reading
Detroit, Mich. (January 28) – NABO and WBC International Heavyweight Champion Johnathon Banks hosted a media workout at Bad Boy Gym in Detroit on Tuesday, January 22 in preparation for his upcoming rematch against Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell on Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City which will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. He also hosted a roundtable discussion last Saturday, January 19 in New York City during which he discussed his upcoming fight.
JOHNATHON BANKS ROUNDTABLE QUOTES
“Seth Mitchell has contradicted himself. Right after the fight he was very humble, gave me respect for the win and said he was going to have to go back to the drawing board, work his way back to the position he was in. Now I hear him saying things like ‘I didn’t win the fight or knock him out because I was the better man that night’ and that it was his mistakes that were the cause of the loss. I find that to be out of character for this guy who seemed to be humble and respectful of me as a fighter prior to the first fight. When I lost to Adamek as a cruiserweight, I lost. Continue reading
Tonight on “The Pugilist KOrner”: Carlos Molina, Johnathon Banks, Hector Camacho Jr, and Fernando Guerrero
Blog Talk Radio’s “The Pugilist KOrner” is proud to present perennial Junior Middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina, Heavyweight contender Johnathon Banks, Junior Middleweight fight veteran Hector “Macho” Camacho Jr, and WBO Middleweight title challenger Fernando Guerrero.
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“The Pugilist KOrner” is honored to welcome back the always formidable Junior Middleweight contender “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs). The top ten ranked 154 pound fighter will discuss his upcoming bout against former world champion Cory Spinks, which has been slated to take place on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”, February 1st, in Molina’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Continue reading
Oscar de la Hoya Thank you very much. We’re extremely, extremely excited to once again return back to Atlantic City where first and foremost we were able to raise a big amount of money that went towards the Boys and Girls Clubs there in Atlantic City.
In our last outing with Adrien Broner, with Banks, also with Seth Mitchell, so it was an exciting, exciting event and a very successful event in terms of giving back to Atlantic City.
The main event, as you know Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees will be at WBC Lightweight World Title fight and we also have the co-main events, which will be a 12 round, NABO and WBC Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship fight, which will feature Johnathon Banks vs. Seth Mitchell. This event is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T.
We are very pleased to be televising this event live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. eastern time and the tickets are priced relatively cheap, with ringside being at $200, going down to $150 and you can watch this incredible event for only $25. Continue reading
DETROIT, MI (November 19, 2012) In less than two rounds this past Saturday night, the global landscape of the heavyweight boxing division was given a much-needed shot in the arm. World ranked heavyweight Johnathon Banks proved himself to be “The Best Heavyweight From The United States” with a devastating second round knockout of undefeated and highly regarded Seth Mitchell at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Continue reading
Blog Talk Radio’s, “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” is proud to present a special “Broner, Banks, Froch, and Viloria” Edition tonight at 9:00 PM EST.
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On tonight’s broadcast, we will be dissecting this weekend’s big action, including Broner/DeMarco, Mitchell/Banks, Viloria/Marquez, Froch/Mack, and much, much more. James and Joseph will also give the tonight’s listeners a special preview of next weekend’s big match-up between Robert Guerrero and Andre Berto. Continue reading
ANTONIO DEMARCO, WBC Lightweight World Champion -“It’s an important fight for my career.
“My fight with Edwin Valero will help me get in the ring with more confidence.
“I know it’s a difficult fight for both of us. Because of his talent and my heart and hunger, it’s going to be a great fight for the fans.
“Broner is very elusive and he’s an intelligent fighter, but we came prepared for that and more.
“A very difficult fight in my past that I can compare to this one is my fight with Kid Diamond [Almazbek Raiymkulov]. He also was elusive, but I won that fight by knockout and got a lot of exposure with the victory.
[On whether or not his weight gives him at an advantage.] “It’s a little bit of an advantage for me because I’m the world champion and I’ve been fighting at this weight a little bit longer, but I’m ready to go and if he wanted to fight at welterweight then I’d fight him there as well. It’s not a problem either way. Continue reading
We are delighted to have with us today two unbelievable American heavyweights, both in Seth Mitchell and Johnathon Banks, who are gearing up to fight each other this Saturday as the co-main event of the Adrien Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco World Boxing Council (WBC) Lightweight World Championship. Both of the fighters are on the phone, as well as Dave Itskowitch from Golden Boy Promotions and Tom Loeffler from K2 Promotions.