Thursday 17th August 2017,
Balltribe

Boxing

Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo

Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo

This weekend in Nebraska we will see a sight that has become woefully rare in the modern boxing world: all four major sanctioning bodies will place their belts on the line in the same fight. Off the top of my head, I think the last time this happened was probably September 2004, when Bernard Hopkins [...]

August 16, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Shawn Porter vs. Thomas Dulorme

Shawn Porter vs. Thomas Dulorme

I have made no secret of the fact that I view Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor as a triumph of hype over substance. It will prove to have no relevance to anything actually happening in the combat sports. But there is at least one very relevant fight on the card for August 26. On Thursday, [...]

August 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart

Gilberto Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart

On Wednesday, word spread that undefeated WBO super middleweight title holder Gilberto Ramirez will return to action on September 22 against undefeated Jesse Hart. At 26, Ramirez has the potential to develop into a major star. I’d prefer to see him in a unification fight against somebody like James DeGale or Badou Jack, but Hart [...]

August 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Bryant Jennings Set to Return

Bryant Jennings Set to Return

One of the better American heavyweights of recent years is set to return to action. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported that Bryant Jennings has been added to the undercard for Terence Crawford’s August 19 clash with Julius Indongo. Jennings has been out of action since getting battered by Cuban sensation Luis Ortiz in December [...]

August 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Top 8 Fighters from 130 to 140 Pounds

The Top 8 Fighters from 130 to 140 Pounds

In June, light heavyweight superstar Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in a rematch of last year’s most important fight. In September, Saul Alvarez meets Gennady Golovkin in a battle for middleweight supremacy. But the months of summer have been all about the super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight divisions. On July 19, WBC lightweight title [...]

August 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Timothy Bradley Retires

Timothy Bradley Retires

Timothy Bradley announced his retirement over the weekend. I am happy to see him hanging up the gloves and I hope he stays away. He has been one of the top stars of his generation and involved in some of the biggest fights of the past five years. But he is also a dedicated family [...]

August 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomochenko in a Stay-Busy

Vasyl Lomochenko in a Stay-Busy

It’s probably not fair to feel impatient with a boxer who has had just nine professional bouts. But when the fighter is a talent as rare as Vasyl Lomochenko, fans can be forgiven. Lomo looks like he could enter the company of the true elite. As such, we want to see him tested against opponents [...]

August 4, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia?

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia?

Last weekend Mikey Garcia won the most high-profile fight of his career, easily out-pointing Adrien Broner. The undefeated, Oxnard, California native has now defeated top contenders in four different divisions, from 126 to 140 pounds. So he needs to be mentioned for the biggest fights available in the lightweight/super lightweight neighborhood. Garcia should clearly be [...]

August 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jermall Charlo Crashes the Middleweight Party

Jermall Charlo Crashes the Middleweight Party

Let’s be clear about one thing. Jermall Charlo’s Round 4 TKO of Jorge Sebastian Heiland Saturday night in Brooklyn proves next to nothing. Charlo was dominant–he knocked down Sebastian in Round 2 and again in the fourth, with referee Benjy Esteves waving off the action with 47 seconds left in the round. The 27-year-old Charlo [...]

August 1, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia Sets the Stage

Mikey Garcia Sets the Stage

On Saturday night in Brooklyn, Mikey Garcia proved what a lot of boxing fans already believed–the Mexican-American star is a legitimate, pound-for-pound talent. If you don’t have Garcia in your personal top 10 following his one-sided decision over Adrien Broner, I don’t know what to tell you. Two judges ruled the fight 116-112 for Garcia [...]

July 31, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0