Due to a broken right thumb suffered by Johnathon Banks during training, his fight against Seth Mitchell, scheduled as the co-main event of the February 16 HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, has been postponed. A new date for the bout is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly. The February 16 event at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City will still take place as scheduled.
That’s too bad about Banks vs. Mitchell, and really, Broner vs. Rees wasn’t actually a huge type of headline fight to begin with. So this will certainly have an impact on the crowd as well as the quality of the HBO card, which now just looks to be the one ho-hum fight with Adrien Broner against somebody he’s really expected to cruise against. Hopefully we’ll see the rematch between Banks and Mitchell sooner than later.
Broner vs. Rees, a 12-round fight for Broner’s WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, R & R Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.