Originally Posted by Son of Gaul
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.
Good and fair points all around, my main question is what did the Spoon fight tell us and where is Mitchell now
Spoon gave him a big scare, was that a fluke or could even a guy like Banks whose no real puncher put him in that much danger
at times i think Mitchell has bad D and is slow footed
I do really love the body work and the left hook, he has a power jab and uses feints
he does some pretty good stuff for his level of experience
I think Mitchell won last time out due to a great body attack and will to win but I also believe Spoon got dumb and fought him wrong, Spoon hurt him and fought dumb, maybe Spoon was better suited not to rock him thus fight smart
i think Banks saw the fight and knows better than to trade in the first 5 or 6 rounds
i feel Mitchell by mid to later stoppage