Sunday 22nd January 2017,
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Real World Champions

Real World Champions

The great Greek philosopher Socrates often decried what he considered the greatest ultimate threat to society–the “sophists.” They were masters of using language so that “the weaker argument defeats the stronger.” They were professional liars, clever, but fundamental enemies of beauty and truth. We live in an era that is ruled by the sophists, the [...]

January 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tank Davis Crashes the Spotlight

Tank Davis Crashes the Spotlight

Last weekend’s clash was set up to be Gervonta Davis’ Arrival Party. His oppponent, Jose Pedraza, boasted his own undefeated record, along with an alphabet-soup “world title.” It was all lined up for him to become a rising star in a talented division, at only 22 years of age. Pedraza was just enough of an [...]

January 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Boxing History: George Dixon and Young Griffo Fought to a Draw

Boxing History: George Dixon and Young Griffo Fought to a Draw

On Janaury 18, 1895, two of boxing’s great legend’s of the early gloved era fought to a draw at Coney Island in Brooklyn, as George Dixon and Young Griffo went 25 three-minute rounds. At the time, Dixon was the reigning featherweight champion of the world, though this battle with Griffo was fought above the division [...]

January 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Immanuwel Aleem Knocks out Ievgen Khytrov in Contenders’ Clash

Immanuwel Aleem Knocks out Ievgen Khytrov in Contenders’ Clash

Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem stayed undefeated on the Badou Jack-James DeGale undercard last weekend, stopping fellow unbeaten Ievgen Khytrov in an entertaining scrap. The high-profile win should establish him as a fighter to watch at 160 pounds. While it is a disappointing loss for Khytrov, the former amateur champion from the Ukraine acquitted himself well. He [...]

January 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Badou Jack and James DeGale Set Tone for 2017

Badou Jack and James DeGale Set Tone for 2017

In the first major boxing broadcast of 2017, Badou Jack and James DeGale put together a potential Fight of the Year Candidate, exchanging knockdowns and furious exchanges, en route to a Majority Decision Draw. Both men retain their shares of the super middleweight crown. Both established their credentials as true, main-event stars, as well. Jack [...]

January 16, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Super Middleweight Game of Thrones

The Super Middleweight Game of Thrones

While Super Middleweight has been out of the spotlight over the past two years, it has developed into a legitimate Game of Thrones during that time. There are three belt holders in the division who can all make a fair claim to being the top fighter in the world at 168 pounds. Two of them [...]

January 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis

Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis

To me, this fight is a classic case of how the alphabet-soup proliferation has cheapened the authenticity of genuinely important boxing moments. Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis should be looked at as an important clash between two undefeated, rising contenders. But according to the IBF, Pedraza is the world champion at super featherweight, making this [...]

January 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman

Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman

It is a shame that Erislandy Lara is left to this. This Friday night he defends his WBA belt against Yuri Foreman, a fight not worthy of his effort. The Cuban native is one of the most talented boxers in the sport. The WBA super welterweight champion has a professional record of 23-2-2, but he [...]

January 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

James DeGale vs. Badou Jack

James DeGale vs. Badou Jack

I always like to pay special attention to unification bouts. In a perfect world, any young fighter with an alphabet-soup belt would make it his priority to pursue every other fighter in the division who lays claim to a title. If you are going to call yourself the world champion, your pride should push you [...]

January 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Andre Ward Contemplates Retirement

Andre Ward Contemplates Retirement

I am a big fan of boxers walking away from the sport when they are still on top. It happens all too rarely. It can be disappointing to see a great athlete struggle past his prime in any sport. But in boxing, it can be a tragedy. If a baseball player can no longer catch [...]

January 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0