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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. 

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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…

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