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Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy

Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy

In 2016, the biggest fight in boxing took place when Sergey Kovalev faced Andre Ward in November. Both light heavyweights were undefeated and had dominated anybody placed in the ring with them. As expected, it was the toughest contest either man had ever been in. Ward climbed off the canvas early and took control of [...]

November 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Best Fights Remaining on the 2017 Schedule

Best Fights Remaining on the 2017 Schedule

The Holiday season is usually a bit of a lull for the boxing calender. But there are still fights remaining to look forward to in 2017: December 9: Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman This one might not have a lot of relevance for the upper echelons of the sport, but expect a war just the [...]

November 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Who is Jorge Ortiz?

Who is Jorge Ortiz?

When I look at the international fight schedule on Boxrec each week, I am generally on the alert for important fights in places like Eastern Europe or Asia, that have gone overlooked here in North America. Occasionally I find a surprise–like some former star still campaigning on, a decade or more after he was relevant. [...]

November 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

A Big Win for Big Baby

A Big Win for Big Baby

For boxing to truly flourish, the heavyweight division must be compelling. It’s the larger-than-life heavyweights who draw in the casual fans and put the Sweet Science in the spotlight. For that situation to exist, the division needs not just transcendent stars but also supporting players. So a fighter like Jarrell Miller is good for the [...]

November 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Artur Beterbiev Collects a Meaningless Trinket

Artur Beterbiev Collects a Meaningless Trinket

Artur Beterbiev is a terrific fighter. THere can be no doubt about that. He represented his native Russia in the Olympics in 2008 and 2012. As a professional, he has knocked out all 12 opponents that he has faced. Saturday night in Fresno he dominated Enrico Koelling en route to a Round 12 KO. It [...]

November 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Acelino Freitas Returns to Action

Acelino Freitas Returns to Action

I try to keep up with what is going on in boxing, but it is truly a world-wide sport. So it is impossible to stay on top of everything and I am therefore continually finding myself surprised. A good example happened this week when I was checking out the Boxrec.com roster of global fights scheduled [...]

November 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Daniel Jacobs Stays Busy

Daniel Jacobs Stays Busy

In boxing, it’s a guarantee that deserving stars will end up going unfairly overlooked. It’s a zero sum game, with only so much room available at the very top. Middleweight Daniel Jacobs deserves as much attention as nearly any other active fighter in the sport. Six years ago, the Brooklyn native was battling a life-threatening [...]

November 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Is Sergey Lipinets the Next Kazak Star?

Is Sergey Lipinets the Next Kazak Star?

During the Cold War, boxing fans often wondered what would happen if the best of the Soviet Bloc fighters turned pro. Rocky IV is nothing but a poorly executed film version of those fantasy match ups. But the Berlin Wall came down almost 30 years ago, with the Soviet Bloc collapsing shortly afterward. In the [...]

November 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Shawn Porter is Not Going Anywhere

Shawn Porter is Not Going Anywhere

No high-level prizefighter wants to be viewed as a gatekeeper. Boxing is a brutal sport and if you are not driven to be the best in the world, it’s unlikely you will ever have much success at all. But earning gatekeeper status is ultimately a very respectable achievement. It means you are one of the [...]

November 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Wilder Crushes Stiverne; Bring on Joshua!

Wilder Crushes Stiverne; Bring on Joshua!

Going into Saturday night, only one man had gone the distance with Deontay Wilder. When they first faced off in January 2015, Bermane Stiverne had lost by unanimous decision to the WBC champ. But last Saturday night in their rematch, Stiverne couldn’t make it out of the first round. Wilder looked like he was unloading [...]

November 6, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0