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RIP Lou Duva

RIP Lou Duva

In boxing, it’s what the combatants do in the ring that is of greatest historical importance. But in every era, certain trainers, managers and promoters also emerge as iconic figures. Lou Duva was that kind of towering presence during the 1980s and 1990s, the sport’s last golden era. The Patriarch of Main Events Promotions passed [...]

March 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Demetrius Andrade vs. Jack Culcay

Demetrius Andrade vs. Jack Culcay

This week’s excuse for me to rant against alphabet-soup trinkets comes courtesy of the super welterweight division. Two weeks ago, Jarrett Hurd stopped Tony Harrison, to capture the vacant IBF belt at 154 pounds. Hurd is an exciting, rising contender in the sport and his TKO of Harrison was impressive work. Harrison is an experienced, [...]

March 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tony Bellew, David Haye Do the Union Jack Proud

Tony Bellew, David Haye Do the Union Jack Proud

When I first saw that a fight was likely to be made between Tony Bellew and David Haye, I shrugged my shoulders with disinterest. To my mind, it was a case of Bellew talking himself into a fight that would offer a big payday. It was Haye taking a fight that would be high-profile and [...]

March 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erickson Lubin: A True Prodigy

Erickson Lubin: A True Prodigy

Before he was old enough to vote, Erickson Lubin had already been tabbed as the United States’ best bet for Olympic gold in 2016. He has been introduced to the sport before he entered kindergarten, tagging along behind his older brother to the gym at age 4. At 16, he won a National Police Athletic [...]

March 7, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Keith Thurman Beat Danny Garcia: It Wasn’t Even That Close

Keith Thurman Beat Danny Garcia: It Wasn’t Even That Close

It is natural that most fighters are going to believe that they deserved to win a fight that was indeed fairly competitive. A fighter who has just battled 12 rounds against a well-matched opponent is in no position to offer a solid analysis of his performance. So I don’t really have a problem with Danny [...]

March 6, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Welterweight Top 10

The Welterweight Top 10

Note: This ranking was compiled prior to Keith Thurman’s Defeat of Danny Garcia on March 4 With Keith Thurman set to face Danny Garcia in a welterweight unification bout this weekend, here is an updated ranking for the division’s top 10. No. 1: Manny Pacquiao I simply cannot respect any welterweight ranking that does not [...]

March 6, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: What’s At Stake?

Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: What’s At Stake?

The winner of Saturday night’s bout between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia will not be the “true world champion” of the welterweight division. You might hear somebody make that assertion over the next week, so it is important that those with regard for the truth call nonsense in advance. The winner will have two alphabet-soup [...]

March 3, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Haye vs Tony Bellow

David Haye vs Tony Bellow

After making his return to the ring in January 2016, following a three-and-a-half year break from fighting, Haye claims he has chosen to fight Tony Bellew due to public demand. The highly anticipated fight will take place tomorrow night in London. The pair have constantly bickered throughout the build-up to this awaited British showdown and [...]

March 3, 2017 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

David Haye vs. Tony Bellew

David Haye vs. Tony Bellew

I rank David Haye in the top 10 at heavyweight, but I do so with reservations. I am giving tentative respect to a resume from nearly five years ago, while applying the eyeball test to a pair of quick knockouts last year against opponents of questionable talent. Mark de Mori and Arnold Gjergjaj entered the [...]

March 1, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Power Doesn’t Lie: Deontay Wilder

Power Doesn’t Lie: Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder won a bronze medal in the super heavyweight division in the 2008 Olympics. The would-be college basketball player entered the Olympic trials with just 20 amateur bouts. There can be no question that Wilder has a natural talent for prizefighting. He turned professional months after the Beijing games concluded. His career to date [...]

February 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0