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Paul Banke boxer

Paul Banke image
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1985-08-03
Born 1964-03-01
Nationality USA
Residence Quail Valley, California, USA
bouts
30
won
21
lost
9
draw
0
bouts
30
won
21
lost
9
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 4½″/164cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1985-08-03
Born 1964-03-01
Nationality USA
Residence Quail Valley, California, USA

Paul Andre Banke, born March 1, 1964, Blythe,California, is a former World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion boxer, and is the first American boxer to go public with an AIDS diagnosis. Having lived 29 years after being diagnosed with AIDS, Banke, who accepted medical treatment, is the longest living professional boxer and longest living former world champion with the disease. Banke turned pro in 1985. after losing a 12 round split decision to Daniel Zaragoza in June 1989, Banke captured the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in April 1990 with an upset ninth round TKO victory over Daniel Zaragoza. He defended his title once in August 1990 with a twelfth round stoppage of undefeated Ki Hoon Lee in South Korea, knocking Lee down three times. He was knocked down three times in the fourth round, and lost his WBC title to Pedro Ruben Decima by fourth round stoppage in November 1990. Banke lost five of his last six bouts, including a 12 round WBC rematch title loss to Zaragoza in their third meeting. After a ten round decision loss to winless 0-8 Mexican journeyman Juan Francisco Soto in December 1993, Banke retired at age 29 with a record of 21-9 with 11 knockouts.

Paul Andre Banke, born March 1, 1964, Blythe,California, is a former World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion boxer, and is the first American boxer to go public with an AIDS diagnosis. Having lived 29 years after being diagnosed with AIDS, Banke, who accepted medical treatment, is the longest living professional boxer and longest living former world champion with the disease. Banke turned pro in 1985. after losing a 12 round split decision to Daniel Zaragoza in June 1989, Banke captured the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in April 1990 with an upset ninth round TKO victory over Daniel Zaragoza. He defended his title once in August 1990 with a twelfth round stoppage of undefeated Ki Hoon Lee in South Korea, knocking Lee down three times. He was knocked down three times in the fourth round, and lost his WBC title to Pedro Ruben Decima by fourth round stoppage in November 1990. Banke lost five of his last six bouts, including a 12 round WBC rematch title loss to Zaragoza in their third meeting. After a ten round decision loss to winless 0-8 Mexican journeyman Juan Francisco Soto in December 1993, Banke retired at age 29 with a record of 21-9 with 11 knockouts.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 6, 1993 Juan Francisco Soto LLLLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Points
Aug. 28, 1993 Antonio Ramirez LWLLL Great Western Forum, Inglewood LOSS
Majority decision
March 20, 1992 Kennedy McKinney WWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas USBA Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Dec. 9, 1991 Daniel Zaragoza WWLWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 26, 1991 Antonio Ramirez Desert Expo Center, Indio WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1990 Pedro Decima WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 18, 1990 Ki Joon Lee WWWWDW Civil Gymnasium, Incheon World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 23, 1990 Daniel Zaragoza WDWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1989 Lucilo Nolasco LWLLLW Richfield High School, Richfield World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 12, 1989 Jose Luis Soto LLLLLL Richfield High School, Richfield World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
June 22, 1989 Daniel Zaragoza WWWWDW Great Western Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Jan. 9, 1989 Ramiro Adames WLWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood Vacant WBA Americas Super Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1988 Carlos Romero LLWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
July 13, 1988 Robert Shannon WLWLWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Unanimous decision
May 9, 1988 Alberto Mercado LWLLLW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
KO
March 7, 1988 Lucilo Nolasco LWDDLW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1987 Ramon Rico LWWLWL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
Points
Aug. 13, 1987 Jesus Poll WWDWWW Forum, Inglewood vacant USA California State Featherweight

LOSS
KO
July 15, 1987 Hector Lizarraga WWDLLD Raincross Square, Riverside WIN
Points
June 12, 1987 Tony Talley WWLLLL Raincross Square, Riverside WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 1987 Willie Garcia LLLLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
April 20, 1987 Andre Smith WWWWWW Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica LOSS
Majority decision
Aug. 5, 1986 Pete Solarez WW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas LOSS
Points
July 25, 1986 Ralph Gutierrez LWLWL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
June 13, 1986 Ralph Gutierrez DWLWLW Las Vegas WIN
Points
Feb. 7, 1986 Arturo Lozado Cal Poly Pomona Gym, Pomona WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 20, 1985 Juvenal Molina WWWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Nov. 17, 1985 Miguel Rodella WLLWLL Coachella Valley High School, Thermal WIN
KO
Aug. 24, 1985 Mike Perez W Pride Pavilion, Phoenix WIN
KO
Aug. 3, 1985 Elmer Mejia Pony Express, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout