Johnathon Banks shocks and stops Seth Mitchell in two rounds
By John J. Raspanti, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 18, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
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Johnathon Banks (29-1-1, 18 KOs) pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year by stopping previously undefeated heavyweight Seth Mitchell (25-1-1, 19 KOs) in round two of a scheduled 12-round heavyweight eliminator bout at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The fight started slowly as both fighters worked of their respective jabs. Mitchell landed a hard right on the temple of Banks. Mitchell was in full stalk mode. His right hand hurt Banks again. The first round was won easily by Mitchell. There was no foreshadowing of what would happen in round two.
 
Banks was told by his corner to pick it up in round two. He was told to throw more punches. Mitchell again hurt Banks with a powerful right hand to the body. Mitchell tried to end things with a sweeping right hand. Banks countered him perfectly with a heavy left hook. Mitchell went down in slow motion for the first time in his career.
 
He was up at six, but hurt. He tried to fight back. Banks landed a four punch combination that knocked him down again.
 
Mitchell staggered and tried to land a game changing blow. Banks dodged the punch and floored him with another right hand.
 
The referee stopped the bout at 2:37 seconds of round two.
 
“Everyone told me was to big for me,” said Banks in the ring. "I‘m thankful Seth came to fight.“
 
"He caught me,” Mitchell said. “He did what he was supposed to do when he hurt me."
 
The bout was part of HBO'S Boxing After Dark series.


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