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22-01-2020 | 18:52 Boxing
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Wladimir Klitschko’s former trainer clears up Deontay Wilder knockout rumour

Deontay Wilder was never “knocked out cold” by Wladimir Klitschko in sparring, according to Klitschko’s former trainer Johnathon Banks. Klitschko invited Wilder to one of his pre-fight training camps during the iconic career. “I’ve seen [Wilder] getting knocked out. Wladimir knocked him out,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “It wasn't no knockdown, he was knocked cold. Properly twitching as well. That's why they probably didn't want him to fight Wlad because Wlad was going to fight him as a pro and Wilder never fancied it the whole time.” Banks insists Wilder was merely dropped to the canvas by a former fighter. “I’m the one who picked Wilder and all the other sparring partners to come,” Banks said, via ThaBoxingVoice. “Did Wilder get knocked out cold in sparring by Wladimir? No, that's the truth it didn't happen. Did he get dropped? Yes, he did.” Source- Daily Star

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