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Klitschko's Trainer: Wladimir vs. Deontay Wilder Likely

By Luke Furman

Heavyweight contender Johnathon Banks, who also happens to be the trainer of IBO/WBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs), expects a fight with Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28KOs) to happen in the not too distance future. If Wilder continues to go right through the competition, then Banks predicts the showdown will happen.

It is very difficult to tell just how good Wilder really is. He stopped all of his opponents, who were mostly overmatched and scared of Wilder's power before the bell even rang. The date of Wilder's next fight is unknown, but Wladimir faces mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in the fall.

"I think he has no choice [but to fight Wladimir]. If he keeps going the way he's going, 28-0 with 28 knockouts.....if he keeps going the way he's going - then yes I do see the fight between them happening," Banks said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hweightblogger on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13362268]According to nuthuggers, an undefeated record merits a shot at the HW title, no matter how that record was achieved. [/QUOTE] It's not only that guys like Pianeta were unbeaten. That alone already happens very seldom in heavyweight world championships.…

Comment by Simurgh on 05-13-2013

The thing is there is only a few big fights there. It's Fury, Povetkin, Pulev and that's pretty much it. (I don't count Haye) Wlad has 10 more fights before he retires I believe. He can do what Mayweather is…

Comment by LacedUp on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;13361965]According to NSB, if Wladimir doesn't fight a Brit it equals cherry picking...[/QUOTE] According to nuthuggers, an undefeated record merits a shot at the HW title, no matter how that record was achieved. [QUOTE=techliam;13362009]I usually agree with you on…

Comment by Weebler I on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=yoz;13362049][B]He was floor multiple times in sparring with Wladimir. [/B] Wilder is too green IMO. There are better options for Wlad.[/QUOTE] Well then this potential fight doesn't mean much to me, IMO Wilder needs a win over Chisora and a…

Comment by Dazzaman on 05-13-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13358075]from my understand most trainers get 10% or somewhere in that ball park...training wlad is probably more profitable then fighting. if he is getting 10% then he will get $100000 for every million wlad makes...he would stand to make…

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