Banke, Paul

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Banke, Paul Gender: M
Paul Andre Banke
born on 1 March 1964 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Blythe, California, 33n37, 114w36
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°58' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°52 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 06°58'


American boxer noted as the 1990 World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion, and 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, who battled drug use during his career and overcame it, was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995, approximately two years after his final fight. After returning to drug use, Banke successfully completed a drug rehab program.

Banke, who resides in Los Feliz, California, suffers from Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as Dementia Pugilistica, an aftereffect from his professional boxing career. Banke has his own sports radio show, and operates the Paul Banke Against the Ropes Boxing Gym.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1990 (World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1995 (AIDS)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2019 (Autobiography, "Staying Positive")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Staying Positive by Paul Banke (eBook Partnership, 2019): "This Chicano was born at 4.30am on 1 March 1964 in Blythe, California, Riverside County. I was delivered prematurely at seven months, weighing five pounds, and was only 13 inches in length."


  • Traits : Body : Race (Hispanic)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : AIDS/ HIV
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility (Dementia Pugilistica)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Personal : Birth : Premature (Born at 7 months)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing (Bantamweight)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Gym owner)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Staying Positive")
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (World Boxing Council Super Bantamweight champion)