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Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali

There must be something special about January–it is clearly the month that brings us great heavyweight champions. Earlier this month, Big George Foreman and Smoking Joe Frazier had birthdays. But this week, we celebrate the greatest of them all. On January 17, 1942, Muhammad Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky. It is nearly impossible to [...]

January 18, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Can Errol Spence Be The One

Can Errol Spence Be The One

Entering 2018, boxing is desperately in need of a new American superstar. Floyd Mayweather’s brief return last year to face MMA champion Connor McGregor made for a big pay-per-view event. But it was a sideshow, not a true boxing contest. The biggest legitimate boxing match of 2017 was Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez. Alvarez and [...]

January 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lamont Peterson is a Live Dog Against Errol Spence Jr.

Lamont Peterson is a Live Dog Against Errol Spence Jr.

In the capital city of the richest empire the world has ever known, Lamont Peterson grew up in desperate poverty. The Washington D.C. native was often homeless as a child. Along with his younger brother, Anthony, he was originally drawn to trainer Barry Hunter’s boxing gym simply because it was a place to get out [...]

January 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Happy Birthday to Smoking Joe Frazier

Happy Birthday to Smoking Joe Frazier

Happy birthday to Joe Frazier, born on January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina. Courage, heart and determination are prerequisites for a professional boxing career. But even by the tough standards of the prize ring, Frazier stands out as one of the greatest warriors in boxing history. Frazier fled the south as a teenager, after [...]

January 12, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Happy Birthday to Big George Foreman

Happy Birthday to Big George Foreman

One of the biggest legends in boxing history turns 69 this week. On January 10, 1949, Big George Foreman entered the world in Houston, Texas. By 13, Foreman was already well-known and feared in the roughest part of the city. A boy in a grown man’s body, he was notorious for knocking out and robbing [...]

January 10, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

A Blueprint for the Welterweight Division

A Blueprint for the Welterweight Division

The first big fight scheduled for 2018 takes place on January 20, when IBF belt holder Errol Spence Jr. takes on veteran contender Lamont Peterson. The 147-pound class is traditionally among the sport’s glamor divisions and that’s certainly the case right now. The weight class is stacked and should provide some of the best fights [...]

January 8, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Five Fights We Need to See in 2018

Five Fights We Need to See in 2018

Naoya Inoue vs. the Winner of Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Wisaksil Wangek Entering 2018, the super flyweight division is one of boxing’s hottest neighborhoods. Thailand’s Wingsaksil Wangek emerged from obscurity, edging Roman Gonzalez in a Fight of the Year quality war in March and knocking him out in the September rematch. In February he faces [...]

January 3, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike Tyson to Open a 40-Acre Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson to Open a 40-Acre Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson is looking to cash in on the legalization of recreational marijuana in California. The former heavyweight boxing champion, recently broke ground on a 40-acre plot of land in California. Tyson Ranch is located about 60 miles southwest of Death Valley National Park. According to The Blast, the plot of land will be used [...]

January 2, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

2017 Fighter of the Year: Terence Crawford

2017 Fighter of the Year: Terence Crawford

In this column, I am a broken record on the subject of what constitutes a legitimate World Champion. Probably half the posts I write include disparagement of various alphabet-soup claims to world title status. The sport of boxing needs this kind of attention. One of the primary weaknesses of boxing in the modern age has [...]

December 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

2017 Fight of the Year: Anthony Joshua TKO 11 Wladimir Klitschko

2017 Fight of the Year: Anthony Joshua TKO 11 Wladimir Klitschko

Prior to 2017 it had been years since boxing fans were treated to a genuine heavyweight classic. The last really memorable heavyweight bout before this year took place in 2003, when Vitali Klitschko was stopped on cuts by Lennox Lewis after six bloody rounds of back-and-forth brutality. To remember when great heavyweight fights were common, [...]

December 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0