By Geno McGahee
In a heavyweight snooze-fest, heavyweight hyped up hopeful, Seth Mitchell, 26-1-1, 19 KO’s, avenged his only loss via unanimous decision over a sleepwalking Johnathon Banks, 29-2-1, 19 KO’s, by scores of 115-112, 117-109 and 114-112. Mitchell fought very cautiously and outworked Banks, which wasn’t difficult to do considering that he wasn’t doing anything. Banks only showed life in the third round when he had Mitchell hurt, but he weathered the storm and came back to just throw more punches.
What was going on in the head of Banks? It seemed that whenever he hit Mitchell, he hurt him badly, but he never pressed it. Even in the final rounds, he just cruised along. Years ago they would hold the purse of the fighter for a performance like this and the non-effort by Banks could be labeled suspicious.
Mitchell is no threat to the Klitschko brothers. Despite this victory, any heavyweight would probably jump at the opportunity to fight him. He gets hit easily and doesn’t have the chin to take the punches of a heavyweight. Keep in mind that Banks was a blown up cruiserweight and was able to hurt him with regularity. Wladimir Klitschko would have an easy time with him.