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Manny Pacquiao Down Under

Manny Pacquiao Down Under

Manny Pacquiao is one of the two biggest boxing stars of this century. He is a genuine, four-division world champion and has won major fights against opponents from 112 to 150 pounds. In short, he is an all-time, pound-for-pound elite. Even at 38, his status in the sport remains high. Last year he defeated Timothy [...]

June 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jeff Horn and the WBO’s Lack of Integrity

Jeff Horn and the WBO’s Lack of Integrity

Today while listening to the radio I heard a pair of advertisements for Manny Pacquiao’s fight this weekend with Jeff Horn. In the spots, Horn was referred to as Australia’s “No. 1 ranked world contender.” I truly winced to hear such dishonesty offered up on the public air waves. I asked myself: Who could be [...]

June 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao’s Five Biggest Wins

Manny Pacquiao’s Five Biggest Wins

If Manny Pacquiao beats Jeff Horn this Saturday in Australia, it will add nothing to his legacy. Unless Horn shocks the world and upsets Pacquiao, the bout will be no more than a historical footnote. Pacquiao became a legend by beating other legends–at times in sensational fashion. These are the five most important lines on [...]

June 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

The Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Following Andre Ward’s TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev last weekend, it’s a good time to update the pound-for-pound top 10. It’s worth noting, below Andre Ward in the top sport, there is more room for disagreement from 2-9 than there has been in a long time. No. 1: Andre Ward His position here was tenuous [...]

June 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tomasz Adamek Back in Action

Tomasz Adamek Back in Action

Boxing is built upon the rise and fall of individual fortunes. Stars climb to their zenith, shine brightly, but finally burn out or simply explode. And yet so many of those stars linger on the scene, long after their lights have gone dark. This weekend in Poland, Tomasz Adamek returns to action against lightly regarded [...]

June 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Can Andre Ward Win At Heavyweight?

Can Andre Ward Win At Heavyweight?

After pound-for-pound king Andre Ward stopped light heavyweight rival Sergey Kovalev last Saturday night, HBO’s Max Kellerman asked him “What’s next?” Ward immediately teased a potential move to cruiserweight or heavyweight. That Ward would be considering a move up makes sense. There is little left for him to prove at 175 pounds. The division contains [...]

June 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev

Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev

Tony Weeks made a mistake on Saturday night, during the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev rematch. He should not have stopped the fight with 2:29 remaining in Round 8, in order to hand Ward a TKO victory. Instead, he should have halted the action to caution Ward over throwing low blows, while giving Kovalev the mandatory five [...]

June 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

A Dreadful but Historical Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

A Dreadful but Historical Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Undoubtedly, even before I start making any further assumptions, Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion has no chance of winning a boxing match against the renowned Floyd Mayweather Jr. Let’s face it, Mayweather is an undefeated boxing legend in the last two decades, in which he has overpowered best of the best boxers internationally. He [...]

June 16, 2017 admin Boxing, MMA 0

Dmitry Bivol vs. Cedric Agnew

Dmitry Bivol vs. Cedric Agnew

This weekend in Las Vegas, Sergey Kovalev looks to even the score with Andre Ward in a rematch of their razor-close bout from last November. The winner will reign as the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighter. Forget Mayweather vs. McGregor–that’s a clown show. Forget Canelo vs. GGG–that’s a very important fight, but not at the level [...]

June 16, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Connor McGregor: A Clown Show

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Connor McGregor: A Clown Show

This weekend, Andre Ward faces Sergey Kovalev in a rematch of their hotly contested bout from last November. The first fight was the most important bout of 2016. This will be the most important of 2017. The two are vying for status as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. They are both future Hall [...]

June 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0