Advertisement
Advertisement

Mitchell vs. Banks Rematch is Off, Banks Injures Thumb

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer had advised BoxingScene.com that Johnathon Banks broke his thumb in training and the rematch with Seth Mitchell, scheduled as the HBO televised co-feature on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City - is now off.

Last November, Banks (29-1-1, 19KOs) scored one of the biggest upsets of the year when he dropped Mitchell (25-1-1, 19KOs) three times in the second round for a TKO victory. Mitchell exercised a rematch clause to secure the return bout. The Atlantic City card is headlined by WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner, who defends the title against Gavin Rees. Golden Boy will elevate the WBC super middleweight eliminator, between Sakio Bika (30-5-2, 21 KOs) and Nikola Sjekloca (25-0, 7 KOs), to the televised co-feature slot. 

MORE TO COME...................

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 02-07-2013

Good to hear this fight belongs on ESPN.

Comment by thuggery on 02-06-2013

Jesus Christ boxing sucks dick.

Comment by boxingchef on 02-06-2013

[QUOTE=1PunchKOPOW!;13002990]Wow I was half joking but... looks like people found the loophole with these injuries. Let's wait and see what happens with this one. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] thought you were serious. NO WAY wlad fights Mitchell next

Comment by joe strong on 02-06-2013

i was looking forward to this fight...so bika fight is moved up to undercard? i doubt they could get a good replacement on this short of notice that HBO would accept...

Comment by joe strong on 02-06-2013

[QUOTE=charlieg;13002648]Injured thumb? WTH? Somehow I just can't imagine Hagler or Liotta or Ali skipping a fight because they hurt their thumb. Boxers these days, kinda pathetic. I mean, this almost makes David Haye look brave for going ahead with a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (40)
Top Headlines Haskin vs. Hall is Likely For Brook-Vargas or Golovkin-Eubank Koncz: If Pacquiao Returns, Crawford Not a Thought - Never Was! Mikey Garcia Names Terry Flanagan as Potential Target at 135 Froch Thinks Golovkin Will Struggle With Ramirez, 168 Power Arum: Manny Pacquiao Wants To Fight Again, Not Sure He Can Yet Klitschko Manager Wants Full Investigation on Fury Doping Claim Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras Trade Heated Words Oscar Valdez Ready For The Danger of Hard Punching Rueda Ryan Martin To Make Ring Return on Wilder vs. Arreola Card Povetkin Holds Meeting With WBC: Awaits Decision on Wilder Golovkin, Eubank Jr. Should Sign By This Weekend, Says Hearn SHO's Espinoza: Canelo-GGG in "Fall 2017" Was To Stop Bleeding Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For World Title Eliminator Roman Gonzalez Focused on Cuadras Next, For The Right Price Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night! Cecilia Braekhus Returns, Tops First Card in Norway Since 1980 Manuel Avila Continues Unbeaten Run at Cache Creek Casino Smith's Trainer: We Can Beat Canelo, But Will The Judges Agree? News: Boxeo Telemundo Update; Skeete-Lepelley; Jay Harris Thurman Might Make Mandatory Defense Against Avanesyan Next Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights DiBella: Wilder vs. Joshua is Inevitable in Future, But Not Now Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith is NOT a Bad Fight, Explains Hearn Haye: Bellew Fight Must Be at Heavyweight, He Must Add Weight Anthony Mundine Back in Talks For Danny Green Rematch Knockout CP Freshmart Decisions Rojas In A Stinker Ganigan Lopez vs. Jonathan Taconing Will Be a War, Says WBC Joseph Parker Ready To Take November Date For Anthony Joshua Amir Imam, Guillermo Jones Return on Pittsburgh Card Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement