Heavyweight Johnathon Banks was advised by Wladimir Klitschko not to face Seth Mitchell after having suffered a broken right thumb during a sparring session on Monday.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage looks to revive his native Detroit with a Feb. 23 victory over Ishe Smith that he hopes will earn him a mega bout opposite Floyd Mayweather or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Deontay Wilder on sparring with Wladimir Klitschko:”We were just going to war in there…After the first day, Wladimir said, ‘Deontay, you’re the fastest heavyweight I’ve ever been in the ring with.’”
Johnathon Banks on late trainer Emanuel Steward: “I can still hear his words, ‘You can’t win unless you let your hands go. Be first. Be in control.’
Adrien Broner: “With the talent that I have, the type of guy that I am, the charisma that I have, I knew that there would be some point in time when boxing will revolve around Adrien Broner.”
RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dominated Mariusz Wach for his 17th straight win on Saturday.
Michael Buffer attended Thursday night’s Fight Night For Children in Washington, D.C., alongside boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whitaker, James “Buster” Douglass and Ray Mancini.