EARLIER this week it was announced that the biggest fight in the modern history of Swedish boxing will take place on April 21 in Sundsvall, when domestic heavyweight rivals Adrian Granat and Otto Wallin clash for the vacant EU heavyweight title.
Granat, 26, has since revealed that his new head coach is Johnathon Banks – formerly in charge of the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Dillian Whyte.
Talking about the appointment of Banks as his trainer, Granat said: “I am honoured to get the opportunity to work with Banks. I got to know him in 2015 when he and Dillian Whyte were in Hamburg preparing for the Anthony Joshua fight. We got along well and I was then invited to the Wladimir Klitschko camp a couple of months later to do sparring for the Tyson Fury fight.
“Banks is a great coach and I know I can learn a great deal from him. It is also exciting that this Swedish superfight against Wallin is getting this much attention already – it really is a great fight and the winner will then fight for the European title.”