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Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan: A Major Letdown

Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan: A Major Letdown

You can’t always get what you want. Boxing fans hardly need the Rolling Stones to tell us this sad reality. We routinely go wanting on the major fights we would most like to see. As much as I was looking forward to the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez, that fight became impossible when [...]

April 23, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

If you tuned in to watch Adrien Broner fight Jessie Vargas this weekend, you heard Broner referred to as a “four-division world champion.” He is no such thing. To call him that is to insult the entire concept of “world champion” and to accept the intellectual dishonestly that has mars this great sport. Adrien Broner [...]

April 23, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Fighters To Know: Daigo Higa

Fighters To Know: Daigo Higa

In recent years, Japan has become a breeding ground for phenom fighters in the lowest weight classes. Naoya “The Monster” Inoue had collected alphabet-soup belts at 108 and 115 pounds by the time he was old enough to legally purchase alcohol in the United States, before he had fought even 10 professional bouts. Now 25, [...]

April 18, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Manny Pacquiao Leaves Freddie Roach

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Manny Pacquiao Leaves Freddie Roach

One of the great partnerships in boxing history officially came to an end last week. In the lore of the sport, few names have been more closely linked than Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. At this point it’s hard to even imagine the Filipino legend without his long-time trainer. But as George Harrison famously sang: [...]

April 18, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Show Us the Money: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder

Show Us the Money: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder

The next big heavyweight boxing clash is now on the horizon: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder offers at least the hope of becoming an epic rivalry. It is a predictable sign of the times that many fans seem far more interested in debating not who will win but how the money should be divided. Wilder [...]

April 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd

Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd

Erislandy Lara has two losses on his professional record. On my private scorecards he is undefeated. Like almost everybody but the three blind mice who judged the fight, I had Lara defeating Paul Williams decisively in July 2011. Instead he was handed a majority decision loss. I also had Lara edging Canelo Alvarez 115-113 in [...]

April 10, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ricardo Mayorga is Fighting This Weekend?!?

Ricardo Mayorga is Fighting This Weekend?!?

I cannot emphasize this enough. If you are a serious boxing fan and have a few minutes to spare at some point during your week, you need to check out the weekend boxing calendar on Boxrec.com. More often than not you’ll find at least one curiosity and/or blast from the past. This week it is [...]

April 6, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo Pulls Out

Canelo Pulls Out

What was supposed to be the biggest boxing match of 2018 has been called off. Canelo Alvarez announced today that he would be pulling out of his May 5 re-match with Gennady Golovkin. It was inevitable, of course–the shoe that has been hanging in the air for weeks now, waiting to drop. In February Alvarez [...]

April 4, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Heavyweight Top 10

The Heavyweight Top 10

March was a big month in heavyweight boxing. With April underway, it’s time to update the rankings. 1. Anthony Joshua The big Brit was less than sizzling last weekend in Wales. But he did enough to edge Joseph Parker. He’s got three of the four belts and a knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko. That’s enough [...]

April 3, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

On Saturday night in Wales Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to unify three of the four alphabet-soup heavyweight belts. We are perhaps as little as one fight away from having the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion in a generation. This is a good moment for boxing. But let’s not oversell things, either. If Joshua vs. Parker [...]

April 3, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0