Monday 20th February 2017,
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Boxing

Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams Jr.

Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams Jr.

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados will be the main event this weekend in Cincinnati, but the fight I am most interested in is the co-main event, when undefeated light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne faces off with former world-title challenger Thomas Williams. The 175-pound class is one of the sport’s best right now. If the right [...]

February 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

It is genuinely starting to look like 2017 will be the year that the welterweight division begins to take shape, post Floyd Mayweather. On March 4, WBC title holder Danny Garcia takes on WBA champ Keith Thurman. And earlier this week, IBF champion Kell Brook announced that he would defend his belt against undefeated sensation [...]

February 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

With Adrien Broner returning to action this weekend against Adrian Granados, it provides me a nice opportunity to revisit one of my favorite topics: the polluting, water-muddying influence that alphabet-soup trinkets have on boxing. During the broadcast of Broner vs. Granados this weekend, you will very likely hear Broner referred to as a “four-division world [...]

February 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Bobby Gunn

Roy Jones Jr. vs. Bobby Gunn

Even in an era of alphabet-soup absurdity, only the most insipid of promoters would ever claim that a title sanctioned by the World Boxing Foundation counts as a “world championship.” So when they haul their cruiserweight belt out of mothballs after almost four years and put it up for grabs, it hardly qualifies as a [...]

February 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa

Few fighters in boxing history have risen as quickly as WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko. The Ukrainian sensation won a pair of Olympic gold medals and compiled an astonishing amateur record of 396-1. Just eight fights into his professional career, he has already collected championship belts in two divisions and earned aclaim as a [...]

February 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

Andre Ward Has to Rematch Sergey Kovalev

Andre Ward Has to Rematch Sergey Kovalev

Last November boxing got exactly the kind of sport it needs to have, in order to flourish. When Andre Ward challenged Sergey Kovalev, the WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight belts were all on the line. But those titles were secondary. Ward vs. Kovalev was a true example of the best vs. the best. Both [...]

February 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Throwback Thursday: Jack Britton and Ted Lewis Fight for the Last Time

Throwback Thursday: Jack Britton and Ted Lewis Fight for the Last Time

Boxing lore is filled with great rivalries. When top fighters grow familiar with each other under the stress of combat, an almost luminous quality can emerge. As the two opponents learn more about each other, their fights most often become even more hotly contested. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought three times, their final bout [...]

February 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Will Nacho Beristain Make a Difference for Chavez Jr.?

Will Nacho Beristain Make a Difference for Chavez Jr.?

Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain is the greatest Mexican boxing trainer in history. You could make the argument that he is the sport’s greatest living trainer, although, at 77, the Hall of Famer is not as active as he once was. But he will return to action this Cinco De Mayo Weekend, in one of the year’s [...]

February 6, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Pound-for-Pound Top 10

The Pound-for-Pound Top 10

It is rare that the month of January provides much of a shake up to the pound-for-pound rankings. This year has been different. It is already time for an update. 1. Roman Gonzalez Gonzalez remains the top pound-for-pound fighter on my list in lieu of a decisive winner between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. 2. [...]

February 3, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Chris Eubanks Jr. Moves to Super Middleweight

Chris Eubanks Jr. Moves to Super Middleweight

It is rare in boxing that a great fighter produces a great fighter for a son. Marvis Fraizer was a fringe contender, his name putting him in world title fights he hardly deserved. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. cracks some pound-for-pound, top 10 lists. His son was humped along into ersatz world-title status, with a couple [...]

February 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0