Tuesday 17th July 2018,
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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

The Middleweight Top 10

The Middleweight Top 10

This weekend was supposed to be all about the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez, with the Middleweight Championship of the World on the line. Instead Canelo tested positive for clebuterol and instead of the year’s biggest Superfight, this weekend we will see GGG in a stay-busy fight against Vanes Martiroysan, a career junior [...]

May 2, 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

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