If Johnathon Banks were to lose what he has called “must-win fight” against former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver on Thursday, he would seriously consider retiring to become a full time trainer for RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will continue his move into the heavyweight ranks against Klitschko-trainer Johnathon Banks on Saturday.
An ESPN card dedicated to late promoter Dan Goossen will air on Dec. 11 and will feature Austin Trout, Antonio Tarver and Marcus Browne.
As a result of a left thumb injury sustained during preparation for his bout against Johnathon Banks, Antonio Tarver has pulled out of their fight, originally scheduled for Sept. 29.
For a young hopeful like heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, training with a world champion is everything. When Joshua trained with RING champion Wladimir Klitschko, it inspired him like nothing else.
Having put much of his focus on training RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Johnathon Banks’ own pro career has been somewhat relaxed. He’ll return against Antonio Tarver on Sept. 29 in what he calls a must-win fight.
Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will end a 10-month ring absence with a heavyweight bout against Johnathon Banks on Sept. 29 at The State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, Mike Battah of Leija-Battah Promotions announced.
Undefeated heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder has served as a sparring partner for undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko, and could be in line for the WBC title owned by Klitschko’s older brother, Vitali Klitschko.
Deontay Wilder is 29-0 with as many knockouts heading into Saturday’s bout with Nicolai Firtha in Atlantic City, N.J.
Wladimir Klitschko was as dominant as a fighter can possibly be in scoring a 15-point spread on every card against Alexander Povetkin, but the performance drew criticism from many. Klitschko’s trainer, Johnathon Banks, gave his reaction to RingTV.com.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
Seth Mitchell on Chris Arreola, who he fights on Saturday on Showtime: “Him and his trainer, they’ve been talking a lot of noise, a lot of noise, and they’re going to have to back it up on Sept. 7.”