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Our conversation with Johnathon Banks who trains Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir Klitschko fights
2012 - Banks stopped undefeated top contender Seth Mitchell, 25-1-1 (19KO’s), on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the second round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Dropping Mitchell three times in the second round, referee Eddie Cotton called a halt to the destruction at the 2:37 mark of the second stanza.
Wrote ESPN’s Dan Rafael, “Maybe some things are just meant to be. The script couldn’t have been better written for Banks in his major upset if a screenwriter had taken on the task.
He was supposed to fight Mitchell in July, but the fight was postponed when Mitchell suffered a hand injury in his exciting third-round knockout win against Chazz Witherspoon in April and couldn’t be ready in time.
It was around the time that the fight was postponed that the late Emanuel Steward, the Hall of Fame trainer and HBO announcer, first became ill.
Steward had taken Banks under his wing when he was a 15-year-old amateur. Banks learned to box from Steward, spent time living with him and considered him a father figure. When Steward died in late October, his No. 1 fighter, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, needed a trainer for his Sept. 10 title defense against Mariusz Wach and he turned to Banks, who had been in Klitschko’s training camps for years with Steward.”
“So Banks was training Klitschko for his eventual win against Wach at the same time that he was preparing to fight Mitchell. While in Klitschko’s camp in Austria, Banks, 30, of Detroit, was doing four training sessions ...
Wladimir Klitschko has successfully defended his undisputed heavyweight championship of the world tonight in Hamburg, Germany. After a tense and entertaining fight, Klitschko knocked Kubrat Pulev out in the fifth round with a sensational left hook.
The fight turned out to be completely different than the usual Klitschko fight. While there was some holding, it didn’t overshadow the fight. Pulev was able to have more success offensively in the fight than most of the champion’s former opponents had. But his offensive style and his unwillingness to keep his hands up played right into Klitschko’s hands.
Pulev started strong. He did a lot of work on the inside and it looked like he stunned the 38-year old Ukranian halfway through the first round. Just as we were figuring out whether Klitschko was hurt or not, the champion landed a crushing left hook sending Pulev to the canvas.
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Sunday, May 24, at 9PM ET/6PM PT, FightSaga Radio presents a special "Future of the Heavyweight division" edition of "Boxing 411 with Joseph Herron and Rodney Green", featuring Heavyweight contender and Klitschko head trainer Johnathon Banks, sponsored by Affordable Dentures!!
The Detroit, Michigan based fighter and coach will expound on the landscape of the Heavyweight division.
- Alexander Povetkin TKO1 over Mike Perez
- Will Povetkin travel to the United States to compete for the WBC title against Deontay Wilder?
- Would Wilder consider defending his title in Russia?
- How does "Wilder vs. Povetkin" eventuall play out in the ring?
- Is there an "expiration date" on Wladimir Klitschko's dominant Heavyweight reign?
- How does a fight between Klitschko and Tyson Fury eventually play out, and how close is the fight to being announced?
- Who is the future of the Heavyweight division or biggest threat to Wlad's throne? Wilder, Fury, Povetkin, Joshua, etc?
The always astute Mr. Banks will also talk about the opening of the new Kronk Gym in the greater Detroit area!!
- What does this mean to the boxing community in Detroit, as well as the fight community abroad?
- Was the legendary Emanuel Steward able to prepare Johnathon for training duties as Klistchko's head coach?
After the prolific fighter and trainer exits the 90 minute show, Joseph and Rodney will review this past weekend's fight action on NBC and ESPN.
- James DeGale UD12 over Andre Dirrell, for the IBF Super Middleweight Championship
- Edwin Rodriguez TKO3 over Craig Baker
- Andrey Fedosov TKO8 over Donovan Dennis
- John Thompson TKO2 over Brandon Adams
Join us for an all new episode of "Boxing 411 with Joseph and Rodney", featuring boxer and trainer Johnathon Banks!!
In the main event of the evening, the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion of the world. Wladimir Klitschko (63-3 with 54 KOs) entered the ring to one of the loudest roars from a crowd you may ever hear to face the undefeated Bryant Jennings (19-0 with 10 KOs). Over 17 thousand filled the World’s Most Famous Arena at Madison Square Garden to watch Klitschko fight his 1st fight in the US in over seven year.
The biggest fight on the Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings card was a battle between two welterweights as Brooklyn’s own Sadam Ali (21-0 with 13 KOs) squared off against Francisco Santana (22-3-1 with 11 KOs) of Santa Barbara, California. It was a non-title bout of two skilled fighters that had average pop, and it was scheduled to go 10 rounds. Anthony Dirrell and Badou Jack headlined tonight’s “PBC” on Spike live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Dirrell was defending his WBC super-middleweight title in his 2015 debut against Jack, who was entering the ring two wins removed from his first loss.Tonight’s “PBC” series broadcast came to us live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois, and it was aired on Spike TV, their second showing of Al Haymon’s brain child. The co-feature offered up Danny Jacobs defending his paper championship against Caleb Truax, a fighter whose only claim to fame is a scored knockdown against Jermain Taylor in a losing effort and a win against Don George.
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Recap of Klitschko-Jennings and news of Jon Jones Felony Hit and Run
For the 3rd consecutive week, the sport of boxing will be spotlighting in the state of NY as HBO Boxing will be live at The World’s Most Famous Arena, The Mecca, Madison Square Garden. The return of “Dr. Steelhammer” Wladimir Klitschko (63-3 with 53 KOs) to fighting on American soil for the 1st time in over 7 years, which was also at Madison Square Garden, will be highlighted. Klitschko will be squaring off against the undefeated Bryant “By-By” Jennings (19-0 with 10 KOs) for Klitschko’s WBA Super World Heavyweight title, as well as his WBO World Heavyweight title, his IBO World Heavyweight title, and his IBF World Heavyweight title. Can Jennings pull off the upset of this young century so far?
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Mondays at 4 pm PST/ 7 pm EST join Steve Kim and Gabriel Montoya for The Next Round on the LeaveItIntheRingradio.com Network.
This week, Steve and Gabriel review the brutal HBO showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, Terence Crawford's stoppage of Thomas Dulorme and Andrzej Fonfara handing Julio Cesar Chavez' first official loss.
Then the TNR crew will analyze the HBO heavyweight title fight showdown between Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant Jennings.
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