Friday 16th November 2018,
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Horn vs. Pacquiao Revisited

Horn vs. Pacquiao Revisited

Sunday afternoon, in anticipation of next weekend’s big clash between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford, I rewatched Horn’s breakout victory over Manny Pacquiao from last July. The win lifted Horn from relative obscurity and made him a player in one of the biggest bouts of 2018. Right off I should make it clear: I think [...]

June 5, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz

Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz

Saturday night in the D.C. suburbs Gary Russell puts his WBC featherweight strap on the line against undefeated Joseph Diaz. This is an outstanding matchup–Russell is without question one of the division’s top three fighters and Diaz has established himself as a top-10 contender. Both men have stellar amateur resumes. I first noticed Diaz in [...]

May 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack

Adonis Stevenson is the lineal World Light Heavyweight Champion. Boxing fans can be forgiven if they do not much care for that fact, or do not even remember it. Since knocking out Chad Dawson in 2013, Stevenson has fallen far short of the ideal of a “fighting champ.” He has been active. He has won [...]

May 16, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko: A Fight Boxing Needs

Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko: A Fight Boxing Needs

Saturday night in Madison Square Garden Vasyl Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in Round 10 to capture the WBA lightweight belt. It made the Ukrainian superstar a three-division alphabet-soup champion in just his 12th professional bout. Anybody who is at all familiar with this column knows I don’t necessarily put a lot of weight in alphabet [...]

May 15, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Losing as a Way of Life

Losing as a Way of Life

Once again the Boxrec.com calendar has provided me with my weekly pugilistic curiosity. On Saturday in the legendary York Hall in London a boxing card will be held that features two fighters who sport a staggering combined of 7-137-1. In the evening’s main event, 4-1 Colin Day will face Fonz Alexander, a 30-year-old super featherweight [...]

May 9, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares

Boxing has never seen a fighter quite like Vasyl Lomachenko. The two-time Olympic gold medalist compiled an amateur career of 396-1. He had arguably the greatest amateur career in the sport’s history. His development as a professional has also been unprecedented. Even for elite talent, a professional career usually develops with some amount of caution. [...]

May 8, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tony Bellew vs. David Haye

Tony Bellew vs. David Haye

Five years ago England’s Tony Bellew was a legitimate contender at light heavyweight. But his performances in his biggest fights had left him a solid notch below the division’s elite. In October 2011 he lost by majority decision to Nathan Cleverly. He took a shellacking from Adonis Stevenson in November 2013. But in the five [...]

May 4, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Wilder vs. Joshua: Make It Happen!

Wilder vs. Joshua: Make It Happen!

Last weekend, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing invaded Brooklyn. The English promoter has become one of the sport’s major players in the past couple of years. At the Barclay’s Center he presented a great card, headlined by elite middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs vs. undefeated Maciej Sulecki of Poland. But the collected boxing and sports media [...]

April 30, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Deontay Wilder Offers Anthony Joshua $50M to Fight

Deontay Wilder Offers Anthony Joshua $50M to Fight

Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s camp offered unified titleholder Anthony Joshua $50-million for the two to fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Shelly Finkel, who manages Wilder, specified the offer is for $50 million against 50 percent of the event revenue, meaning Joshua would make no less than that regardless of how much the fight [...]

April 26, 2018 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki

Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki

It is a tough fact that the boxing spotlight is ultimately very small. Room is limited. As such, many deserving fighters go underappreciated. Daniel Jacobs is one of those fighters. The Brooklyn native is an ultra-talented fighter with an inspirational story. This is a guy who came back from cancer to resume an elite boxing [...]

April 25, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0