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Wladimir Klitschko names Johnathon Banks as new trainer

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has chosen Johnathon Banks as his new trainer following the death of Emanuel Steward.

According to Klitschko, “I met Johnathon the same day I met Emanuel Steward. It was over nine years ago and Johnathon has been learning a lot from the Kronk Gym and Enamuel Steward, everything he got to know about boxing he got to know through Emanuel Steward and through the Kronk Gym. Of course, Johnathon Banks is not Emanuel Steward, he’s Johnathon Banks..so everyone has his own way of doing things.”

The 30 year old Banks is currently an active heavyweight fighter and has forged a record of 28-1-1, with 18 knockouts. He last saw action in a unanimous decision over Nicolai Firtha back in February and is scheduled to face Seth Mitchell on November 17th in Atlantic City.

Klitschko (58-3, 50 KO’s) will be defending his titles in Germany Saturday against Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KO’s).

To see Wladimir Klitschko’s farewell statement to Steward, see:


To see a preview of Klitschko vs. Wach, see:


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