Wladimir Klitschko’s choice to replace the late Emanuel Steward definitely was unconventional.
The dominant heavyweight champion picked an active heavyweight who could thrust himself into championship contention by beating Seth Mitchell on Nov. 17 in Atlantic City. But Klitschko knew the moment he found out Steward was terminally ill earlier this year that Johnathon Banks would be his head trainer if Steward was unable to continue in that role.
“I knew from the beginning that it was going to be Johnathon Banks,” Klitschko said as he promoted his fight Saturday in Hamburg, Germany, against Poland’s Mariusz Wach. “The man has learned a lot from Emanuel Steward. I met them both on the same day over nine years ago. Johnathon has been learning a lot from the Kronk [Gym] spirit.” [Click Here To Read More