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Frank Warren Blasts American Boxing
Seth Mitchell had been touted as the saviour of heavyweight boxing in the US. However, as I’d predicted, he was exposed as another charlatan last weekend in Atlantic City, hammered in two rounds by the very average and significantly lighter Johnathon Banks.
I don’t doubt that Mitchell, a former gridiron footballer, trains hard but he wasn’t even an average talent and was outrageously overhyped. The Yanks still refuse to concede that they are no longer the sport’s superpower – not just in the heavyweight division but right across boxing.
Other than very few Yanks, that honour has passed to Eastern Europe. Fact.Fighters there might lack the flamboyance of some of the Americans but they more than compensate for that in hunger and fundamental basic technique.