Heavyweight Seth Mitchell on his second-round knockout loss to Johnathon Banks: “Sometimes, you’ve got to point the finger at yourself.”
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.’
Seth Mitchell: “I believe I’m two or three more fights away from a title shot. I don’t think I’m that far away at all.”
Adrien Broner and Antonio DeMarco will be wearing Reyes gloves, considered the most advantageous for scoring knockouts, on Saturday night.
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.”
Renown sports artist LeRoy Neiman, who passed away on Wednesday, will be honored by the International Boxing Hall of Fame, which is flying its flags at half-staff. Neiman was closely associated with boxing.
Former IBF and WBA beltholder Amir Khan will face newly-crowned WBC junior welterweight titleholder Danny Garcia on July 14.
American heavyweight title hopeful, Seth Mitchell, held an open workout on Wednesday in Clinton, Md., in advance of his clash with Chazz Witherspoon on April 28.
Lateef Kayode’s cruiserweight bout with former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver is to headline a Showtime-televised, quadruple-header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2.
Seth Mitchell and Chazz Witherspoon, who fight on April 28, were both high school athletes who earned college scholarships before graduating with degrees in criminal justice and pharmaceuticals, respectively.