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Avtandil Khurtsidze Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

Avtandil Khurtsidze Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

It looked like 2017 was set to be Avtandil Khurtsidze’s year. Long avoided by top contenders, he stepped in on a few days notice in March 2016 to face blue-chip contender Antoine Douglas. He battered the undefeated American, dropping him in Rounds 3 and 7 and stopping him via TKO in Round 10. In April [...]

June 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Who Should Fight the Winner of Ward vs. Kovalev?

Who Should Fight the Winner of Ward vs. Kovalev?

On June 17, Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev will meet in a rematch of from last year. Their first bout was the most important bout of 2016 and this will be the most important of 2017. Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul Alvarez might get more attention, but Ward and Kovalev are the two best pound-for-pound fighters [...]

June 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Five Great Cross Weight Class Fights

Five Great Cross Weight Class Fights

In the golden days of boxing, there were only eight weight classes–flyweight (112 pounds), bantamweight (118 pounds), featherweight (126 pounds), lightweight (135 pounds), welterweight (147 pounds), middleweight (160 pounds), light heavyweight (175 pounds) and heavyweight (everybody 176 pounds and up). I do not have anything against half weight classes in principle. With modern strength and [...]

June 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Marcus Browne Vs. Sean Monaghan Set for July 15

Marcus Browne Vs. Sean Monaghan Set for July 15

As far as boxing careers go, Marcus Browne and Sean Monaghan have trod much different paths. Browne was an amateur standout–the 2012 United States amateur champion at light heavyweight and a member of the U.S. Olympic team during the same year. He turned professional in 2013 and 11 of his 19 professional bouts have been [...]

June 7, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Report: Naoya Inoue to Fight in U.S.

Report: Naoya Inoue to Fight in U.S.

Back in the 1980s, super flyweight Khaosai Galaxy of Thailand was something of an underground phenom for U.S. boxing fans. From 1984 until his retirement in 1991, he held the WBA 115-pound strap, successfully defending it 19 times, 15 inside of the distance. You could read about him in magazines and catch an occasional thrilling [...]

June 6, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Light Heavyweight Top 10

The Light Heavyweight Top 10

Last weekend, the lineal champion at light heavyweight was in action, with Adonis Stevenson knocking out Andrzej Fonfara. In two weeks time, Andre Ward will rematch Sergey Kovalev, in the most important fight of 2017. So let’s take a look at the division’s top 10. Champion: Adonis Stevenson He proved nothing of importance by smashing [...]

June 5, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner

Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner

On Thursday, Showtime added another high-profile fight to the summer roster, when they announced that Mikey Garcia would face Adrien Broner on July 29. In the promotion for this bout, you will hear Broner referred to as a four-time world champion and Garcia as a three-time champ. Neither one is any such thing, of course. [...]

June 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Miguel Cotto Gets Ready for Another Chapter

Miguel Cotto Gets Ready for Another Chapter

Last week, Puerto Rican boxing legend Miguel Cotto announced that he was splitting with promoters Roc Nation. It was natural to wonder what could be next for the 36-year-old Cotto, especially since he has been inactive for over a year, since losing the lineal middleweight crown to Saul Alvarez in November 2015. But on Wednesday, [...]

June 1, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

George Groves Finally Gets A Belt

George Groves Finally Gets A Belt

On the undercard for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Kell Brook, English super middleweight George Groves stopped Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA strap. The British broadcast team made a big deal out of Groves “finally becoming a world champion.” As a boxing writer dedicated to the truth, I am duty bound to point out that [...]

June 1, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Welterweight Top 10

The Welterweight Top 10

After his stunning, landmark win over Kell Brook over the weekend, Errol Spence Jr. has re-written the welterweight rankings. Here’s an updated top 10. Champion: Vacant No. 1: Errol Spence Jr. Maybe I am jumping the gun here because I’m still pumped up over Spence’s outstanding performance in England last weekend. But he hung tough [...]

May 31, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0