Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez has confirmed that Britain’s “St.” George Groves is training alongside the Kazakh knockout artist up at his Summit Gym in Big Bear, California, in preparation for his upcoming WBC 168 lb title tilt against Vegas based Swede Badou Jack.… Read Article
photos by Tiffany Lam: Thursday night ESPN Boxing put on a special three-hour telecast featuring four bouts. It was all part of a stacked Goossen Promotions card at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula California dedicated to the memory of the late Dan Goossen.
In the main event, 46-year-old Antonio Tarver was coming in off a yearlong layoff against Detroit native Johnathon Banks, who was making his ring return after a year and … Read Article
Monday night boxing will arrive in the great state of Texas on September 29 when FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ sensational series Golden Boy Live! presents an explosive heavyweight showdown between former Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver and top contender Johnathon Banks at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
“I’m happy to be back in the ring and fighting in Texas for the first time,” said Tarver, who returns to … Read Article
The full line-up is almost complete for the June 4th “Super-8” heavyweight tournament that will take place in New Zealand. According to a report in The New Zealand Herald, former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter is out, but Wladimir Klitschko trainer and top-ranked heavy Johnathon Banks has been given an offer to take part.
Peter, who would likely have been one of the most attractive/intriguing names had he boxed in the tournament, injured his calf … Read Article
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another two-hour, six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!
The exclusive presentation will feature elite level trainer Abel Sanchez, expert boxing coach and Heavyweight contender Johnathon Banks, Riverside fight mentor Henry Ramirez, Light Heavyweight prospect Seanie Monaghan, Super Middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzales, and Welterweight prospect Alex Martin.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506
Starting off tonight’s program will be elite level trainer Mr. Abel Sanchez. Triple G’s … Read Article
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “The Sports Krib” proudly presents Heavyweight contender and Wladamir Klitschko trainer Johnathon Banks, Lightweight contender Terence Crawford, WBO Super Featherweight title challenger Mikey Garcia, HBO ringside scorer and commentator Harold Lederman, Lightweight prospect Kendo Castaneda, and Welterweight prospect Justin DeLoach on this week’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.
Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506… Read Article
Johnathon Banks – “I don’t consider the last fight with Mitchell an upset. For me to say it was an upset would be a discredit to myself. I don’t like upsets in my life. If I didn’t think 100 percent that I was going to win, I wouldn’t have taken the fight.
“I went after him (trying to get the fight). He didn’t come after me. I think his whole bandwagon, all his people that … Read Article
SETH MITCHELL, Former NABO Heavyweight Champion
“I’m excited. It’s the first time I’m going up to Barclays Center. It’s a rematch. It’s a good fight for me. It’s pressure, but I’ve got to channel it and I’m not letting it overwhelm me. I’m excited to put the loss against Banks behind me and get this chapter of my life over with.
“I’m not even looking at it like revenge. I look at it as I … Read Article
Thanks, everybody, for joining in. I’m so excited about this particular show in general, Saturday, June 22nd at the Barclays Center featuring as its main event, Paulie Malignaggi against Adrien Broner, but I’m really excited about this fight we’re going to talk about on this call today. … Read Article
DETROIT, MI (February 7, 2013) WBC International and NABO Heavyweight Champion Johnathon Banks has suffered a thumb injury on his right hand which has postponed his rematch with Seth Mitchell, scheduled for Saturday, FEBRUARY 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.… Read Article