Banks to train Wladimir Klitschko

Updated: October 24, 2012, 6:07 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko knew he would eventually have to make the decision and he finally did this week, replacing his longtime trainer, Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward, with pro heavyweight and longtime sparring partner Johnathon Banks.

Steward is very ill and unable to train Klitschko for his 13th title defense against Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs). They meet on Nov. 10 (Epix and EpixHD.com) in Hamburg, Germany.

Banks, an aspiring trainer, is a Steward disciple ...

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