Klitschko challenger Fury goes to news conference as Batman, levels Joker in bizarre stunt

Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight challenger Tyson Fury staged some comic theatrics on Wednesday at a press conference for their Oct. 24 fight in what will be Klitschko's record 28th heavyweight title bout. The undefeated 27-year-old British heavyweight Fury (24-0) has a history of press conference shenanigans such as taping his mouth shut and knocking a table over. The Batmobile...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cecilia Braekhus returns on Klitschko-Fury undercard Oct 24th

Undisputed female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus (27-0, 7 KOs) is finally back in action on October 24. Brækhus has teamed up with new trainer Johnathon Banks, and is set for a high-profile undercard slot on the Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury world title clash in Düsseldorf, Germany. ‘’I can’t wait to get back in the ring and show once again why I’m the pound...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Results: Antonio Tarver TKOs Johnathon Banks, Austin Trout wins

ESPN presented a special-edition Thursday night card last night, headlined by the heavyweight match between Antonio Tarver and Johnathon Banks. In a slow bout which didn't see much action until Tarver went in for the kill, "The Magic Man" won via 7th round TKO, knocking Banks down and then getting the referee to make the stoppage after he immediately jumped back on Banks. It may...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Weigh-in results for tonight’s ESPN card: Tarver vs. Banks, Trout, Escandon & more

The official weigh-in for Goossen Promotions' "Night of Champions" was held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. You can find the complete weigh-in results for the entire card along with some photos of the fighters right here. The event airs tonight, Thursday, December 11th, as a  three-hour ESPN special telecast on ESPN2 The event starts at 10pm Eastern...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Goossen Promotions Weights From Pechanga

 GOOSSEN PROMOTIONS ESPN BOXING SPECIAL EDITION WEIGH-IN RESULTS FROM PECHANGA CASINO Temecula, CA (December 10, 2014) The Official Weigh-In for Goossen Promotions’ “Night of Champions” was held today at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Below are the results with photos (Carlos Baeza). The Thursday, December 11th three-hour ESPN Boxing Special  is televised...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Johnathon Banks: Talks Tarver, training Wladimir Klitschko & today’s heavyweights

Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) fights Antonio Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round fight this Thursday, December 11th at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, in Temecula, California. Banks vs. Tarver is part of an ESPN2 special edition card aired in the U.S. With just days until the fight, Banks took some time for this exclusive interview with to talk about...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Special ESPN card next Thursday in honor of Dan Goossen: Austin Trout, Marcus Browne, & Tarver vs. Banks

In honor of the late boxing promoter Dan Goossen, ESPN2 will televise live a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. ET. Goossen, who passed away September 28, was a longtime promoter for ESPN’s boxing coverage. Thursday’s telecast will include a tribute from some of Goossen’s colleagues in the boxing world. "We wanted to do something special in honor...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver vs. Johnathon Banks rescheduled for Dec 11th at Pechanga, televised on ESPN2

A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). Tarver, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares-off Dec. 11 against Banks in a 10-round heavyweight fight, on a Goossen Promotions card, airing live on ESPN2 from Pechanga...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarver Injured, Diaz V Hidalgo Elevated To Main Event

JOSEPH “JO JO” DIAZ VS. RAUL HIDALGO TO REPLACE ANTONIO TARVER VS. JOHNATHON BANKS AS MAIN EVENT IN MONDAY, SEPT. 29 GOLDEN BOY LIVE! EVENT DUE TO TARVER INJURY Hidalgo, Texas (Sept. 18) – The recently announced junior featherweight bout between Southern California favorite Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz and Mexican warrior Raul Hidalgo has been elevated from the co-main event...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver injured, fight against Johnathon Banks postponed

The recently announced junior featherweight bout between Southern California favorite Joseph "Jo Jo" Diaz and Mexican warrior Raul "Bule" Hidalgo has been elevated to the main event for the Monday, Sept. 29 Golden Boy Live! fight night from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas due to an injury suffered by former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver. Tarver, who was scheduled...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Jr. makes pro debut Sept 29th; father & son both trained by Orlando Cuellar

A boxing rarity will happen September 29 when Antonio Tarver, Jr. makes his professional debut on the same card his father, Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs), is headlining in a 10-round heavyweight bout against veteran Johnathon Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs). "This is a blessing," the 26-year-old Tarver, Jr. said about making his pro debut on a card headlined by his 45-year-old...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver Returns 9/29 Against Johnathon Banks

MIAMI (September 4, 2014) – The long, arduous journey continues later this month for 5-time world light heavyweight champion and 2004 U.S. OlympianAntonio “Magic Man” Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). The ultra-confident 45-year-old southpaw is on a mission to capture the world heavyweight title, undeniably securing his legacy as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. Tarver returns...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Tarver returns against Johnathon Banks on Sept 29th in Texas

Monday night boxing will arrive in the great state of Texas on September 29 when FOX Sports 1's Golden Boy Live! presents a showdown between former Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver and Johnathon Banks at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. "I'm happy to be back in the ring and fighting in Texas for the first time," said Tarver, who returns to action...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarver Vs. Banks To Headline Golden Boy LIVE

HILDALGO, TX (August 13) - Monday night boxing will arrive in the great state of Texas onSeptember 29 when FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ sensational series Golden Boy Live! presents an explosive heavyweight showdown between former Light Heavyweight World Champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver and top contender Johnathon Banks at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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