Broner, Russell, Mitchell vs. Banks Tripleheader Possible

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer advised that his company is currently working on a fall tripleheader involving three of their rising star. Provided that he wins next Saturday's HBO televised fight with Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15KOs), WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (23-0, 19KOs) would defend his title as part of the tripleheader. Broner could also make his lightweight debut. The unbeaten boxer recently indicated to BoxingScene that Escobedo is possibly his last fight at super feather.

Rising featherweight Gary Russell Jr. would face an opponent to be named at a later date.  

Rounding the tripleheader out, heavyweight Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19KOs) would face Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18KOs). They were previously scheduled to meet on the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia undercard this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Mitchell suffered a hand injury and withdrew.

The network and the actual fall date has not been finalized, according to Schaefer.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hitmanjosh on 07-12-2012

I believe that if Banks don't go early he stands a good chance at beating Mitchell who has shown he has heart and determination but is limited in skill and experience. Banks is a very seasoned professional and had a…

Comment by illpapi on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;12325410]If GB have run out of cab drivers for Russell to fight, they should give Lou Di Bella a call; he knows a never ending supply of undersized goatfarmers and part-time janitors. If you want proof, just look at…

Comment by UTEP on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12325588]Hi mush! How's the ban going? :flirt: :rofl:[/QUOTE] Multiposters are pathetic. The funny thing is they ACTUALLY think there fooling people by using different usernames.

Comment by rey guey on 07-11-2012

so what's up th Gary Russell ducking Luis Franco? I don't like being told somebody is great, especially when they haven't shown it. Broner could be good but he struggled against the only decent guy he's fought Ponce de Leon.…

Comment by onechance87 on 07-11-2012

[QUOTE=thiefery;12325618]With this quadruple header, I'm not holding my breath that they put.on competitive fights outside ponce de Leon/gonzales fight. Canelo will dismantle lopez inside 3 rounds, and will feed Russell/Mitchell/broner with tomato cans. I still don't understand why GBP just…

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