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Old 10-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Default Seth Mitchell vs Jonathon Banks

Who do you pick? I never seen Banks, him being Klitschko sparring partner makes me think he is durable or evasive. Seth Mitchell is strong, has punch, but is still learning.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Banks got KO'd by Adamek, Mitchell packs a heavier punch than Goral, also, I'm betting Seth's HBO's favorite to win this
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Good and tough matchup for Mitchell. He should win this but Banks isn't a journeyman by any stretch of imagination.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Seth Mitchell vs Jonathon Banks

Banks is a sharp counter puncher with good hand speed and very good instincts. He looks to counter early and often and is equally comfortable doing so with the left hook as he is with that dangerous right hand. He's rare in that he often appears to use counter punching as his defense...which can be rather dangerous because he's never been a KO puncher.

He also earned the dreaded "chinny" label after the Adamek fight but I honestly believe that result could be attributed as much to his conditioning and the inherent flaws of his style(see above) as to any problems with punch resistance.

I like Banks as a fighter and I think he'll bring things to the table that Mitchell has never seen before. Ultimately though, the winner will be decided by how much Seth learned from the Spoon fight. Mitchell MUST move his head and be patient or run the risk of getting hit repeatedly with flush left hooks and straight rights. Even a relatively light puncher like Banks will hurt him badly if presented with this kind of an opportunity.

I'm not ready to make a final prediction until I see the weigh-in and get an update on how Seth's hand has healed. With that said, if Mitchell is 100% and in great shape, I see him eventually overwhelming Banks with his body attack and physicality.

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #5
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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It's a toss up... Mitchell is extremely overrated, I don't see why banks couldn't win a decision. Could really go either way if you ask me.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #7
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... also, I'm betting Seth's HBO's favorite to win this
^ This. It's pretty much guaranteed that the fix is in.

Banks would have to KO Mitchell, and while Mitchell isn't exactly a master of the fine art of defense, I still don't see that happening. Banks is reasonably fast & aggressive, but he doesn't have tons of power, and Mitchell seems to have a pretty good chin.


My prediction: Mitchell will get inside early and hurt Banks with one of those wild flurrys, then Banks will back off. For the rest of the fight, Banks will potshot from the outside, easily outscoring Mitchell.

Then the judges will give it to Mitchell on the cards.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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Banks by KO in the 1st round.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
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^ This. It's pretty much guaranteed that the fix is in.

Banks would have to KO Mitchell, and while Mitchell isn't exactly a master of the fine art of defense, I still don't see that happening. Banks is reasonably fast & aggressive, but he doesn't have tons of power, and Mitchell seems to have a pretty good chin.


My prediction: Mitchell will get inside early and hurt Banks with one of those wild flurrys, then Banks will back off. For the rest of the fight, Banks will potshot from the outside, easily outscoring Mitchell.

Then the judges will give it to Mitchell on the cards.
I wouldn't say he has a "Good chin", Witherspoon had him in trouble when they fought..

But yeah Mitchell probably gets outboxed here I agree.. still sort of a toss up fight though.
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I wouldn't say he has a "Good chin", Witherspoon had him in trouble when they fought..
True, but to be fair, 1: Witherspoon has a lot more power than Banks, and 2: He hit Mitchell with a lot of shots, and still couldn't put him away, then of course Mitchell came back & completely dominated him.

That's definitely my definition of "a pretty good chin." Not Ali, not Chavez Jr, but good enough to survive a Jonathan Banks onslaught, I think. - Esp since Banks will likely be afraid to really engage.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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True, but to be fair, 1: Witherspoon has a lot more power than Banks, and 2: He hit Mitchell with a lot of shots, and still couldn't put him away, then of course Mitchell came back & completely dominated him.

That's definitely my definition of "a pretty good chin." Not Ali, not Chavez Jr, but good enough to survive a Jonathan Banks onslaught, I think. - Esp since Banks will likely be afraid to really engage.
Read my full post above...

I definitely wouldn't say Banks is "afraid" to engage anyone. He just happens to be a counterpuncher so he doesn't really initiate exchanges.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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Banks won't get away with that leaving his Lead Hand down BS. Mitchell by Mid round destruction, after Early Body Work.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #13
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Banks won't get away with that leaving his Lead Hand down BS. Mitchell by Mid round destruction, after Early Body Work.
I agree that this is dangerous against big punchers like Mitchell but ,in all fairness, he does that so you don't see the left hook coming.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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It's a toss up... Mitchell is extremely overrated, I don't see why banks couldn't win a decision. Could really go either way if you ask me.
I think Mitchell is a bit overrated, and I think it is because people are so desperate for an American fighter to step up big in heavyweight division. He can punch, is willing, and I think his stamina might be deciding point.

Is fight televised? I see HBO has a special Friday, I think it is called the final days, or final 48 hours, something like that. I figured they must be televising it, but don't see it on schedule.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:07 AM   #15
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I think Mitchell is a bit overrated, and I think it is because people are so desperate for an American fighter to step up big in heavyweight division. He can punch, is willing, and I think his stamina might be deciding point.

Is fight televised? I see HBO has a special Friday, I think it is called the final days, or final 48 hours, something like that. I figured they must be televising it, but don't see it on schedule.
It's definitely being televised by HBO on Nov. 17...
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