Monday 24th April 2017,
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Boxing

Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto

Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto

Shawn Porter is a fighter I am usually excited to watch. He is a top five welterweight. His only two losses were competitive battles with Keith Thurman and Kell Brook, arguably the two best in the division. Porter is a likable guy who fights with an active, pressure style. He might not be a champion, [...]

April 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Idiotic Boxing Federation At It Again

Idiotic Boxing Federation At It Again

If you have read even a handful of my columns on this site, you have likely seen me disparaging the various alphabet-soup sanctioning bodies–the WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF and assorted other would-be King Makers. They are the bane of our great and noble sport. In concert, they have made the Sweet Science a marginal sport. [...]

April 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley

Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley

Jermell Charlo was born one minute after his twin brother Jermall and is an inch shorter. The older, taller Charlo twin also possesses the eye-popping power. Jermall’s KO of Julian Jackson last December was one of 2016’s best. It has established him as one of the sport’s hottest rising stars. But younger brother Jermell has [...]

April 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Oscar Valdez vs. Miguel Marriaga

Oscar Valdez vs. Miguel Marriaga

Boxing is a truly international sport–that is one aspect of what makes it so compelling. To be a true world champion in boxing is to be the best in the world, at a sport that is practiced in every part of the world. To qualify for the Olympics, a fighter has to enjoy a certain [...]

April 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo Have to Fight

Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo Have to Fight

In today’s boxing universe, true champions are woefully rare. Fighters are too often satisfied with collecting an alphabet-soup trinket and declaring themselves “world champions,” even if they have never defeated a true world-class opponent. The great ones test themselves against the best available. That’s why Terence Crawford fought Viktor Postol in July 2016. Crawford was [...]

April 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn

Earlier this week, what had seemed like a bizarre rumor a couple of months back became a reality. Manny Pacquiao, future Hall of Famer, one of the greatest boxing stars of this or any generation, signed to fight Jeff Horn in July. If your reaction to seeing the name “Jeff Horn” is to scratch your [...]

April 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Dmitry Bivol vs. Samuel Clarkson

Dmitry Bivol vs. Samuel Clarkson

At the moment, the light heavyweight division is already boxing’s best. And the talent pool looks like it could be deepening. Friday night, Showtime will broadcast a Showbox card featuring undefeated Dmitry Bivol, a 26-year-old who has won seven of his nine fights inside of the distance. Bivol is yet another former amateur standout from [...]

April 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

RIP Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson

RIP Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson

April 12 is the anniversary of two great losses for the sport of boxing. On April 12, 1981, Joe Louis passed away at the age of 66. Eight years later, to the day, Sugar Ray Robinson died at age 67. Louis and Robinson are two of the most iconic figures in boxing history. If there [...]

April 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ricky Burns vs. Julius Indongo

Ricky Burns vs. Julius Indongo

Saturday in Glasgow, Ricky Burns will face Julius Indongo, in what is being billed as a world title bout. It is no such thing. Burns does hold the WBA trinket at 140 pounds and Indongo has the IBF version. But those belts are worth no more than the tin, leather and rhinestone sacrificed to make [...]

April 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Best Possible Opponents for Vasyl Lomachenko

Best Possible Opponents for Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko battered Jason Sosa on Saturday night, winning every round of the fight and forcing Sosa’s team to stop the fight following Round 9. Nobody should be surprised. Sosa received a gift draw against Nicholas Walters in December 2015. Walters was humiliated by Lomachenko last November. This was a complete mismatch on paper and [...]

April 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0