Banke turned pro in 1985 and captured the WBC Super Bantamweight Title in 1990 with an upset TKO over Daniel Zaragoza. He defended the title once before losing the belt to Pedro Ruben Decima later in 1990.
Banke was diagnosed with AIDS in 1995, approximately two years after his final fight.
- Fighting to the Finish,Tim Kawakami, Los Angeles Times, page C-1, September 26, 1995
|WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
April 23, 1990 – November 5, 1990
Pedro Ruben Decima
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