Monday 20th February 2017,
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Mikey Garcia is Back!

Mikey Garcia is Back!

Last weekend in Las Vegas, Mikey Garcia knocked out Dejan Zlaticanin in three rounds, to claim the WBC lightweight title. It made him a three-division world champion. Now this is the alphabet-soup era. being a “three-division world champion” does not mean anything like what it meant when Henry Armstrong or Alexis Arguello did it. But [...]

January 31, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Benavidez Makes a Statement

David Benavidez Makes a Statement

Earlier this month, Badou Jack and James DeGale showcased the super middleweight division in an action-packed unification fight that ended in a draw. Last weekend, undefeated prospect David Benavidez stole the spotlight again for the 168 pound division, scoring an impressive, Round 2 KO of Sherali Mamajonov on the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton undercard. David [...]

January 30, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tureano Johnson: A Hard-Luck Story

Tureano Johnson: A Hard-Luck Story

This weekend on the undercard for Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt, middleweight contender Tuerano Johnson returns to action vs. Antonio Gutierrez. Johnson is a talented fighter who has gone largely forgotten when major fights are discussed in his division. It is a sad story that is all-too-familiar in boxing. Johnson, an Olympian from the Bahamas [...]

January 26, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt

Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt

Every generation produces certain fighters that fans know they can count on for a Fight-of-the-Year contender bout, every single year. At least, that’s how it seems when they are in their glory years. These are fighters like Arturo Gatti and Bobby Chacon. They develop a popularity with the fans that is denied many boxers with [...]

January 25, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lee Selby vs. Jonathan Victor Barros

Lee Selby vs. Jonathan Victor Barros

I always like to see a card that is structured to sell other potential fights, further down the line. That’s the case with Carl Frampton’s rematch against Leo Santa Cruz this weekend. While Santa Cruz attempts to reclaim his WBA featherweight belt from Frampton, IBF champ Lee Selby will be defending his strap against Jonathan [...]

January 24, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia Looks to Become Three-Division Champion

Mikey Garcia Looks to Become Three-Division Champion

In January 2014, Mikey Garcia successfully defended his WBO super featherweight title against Juan Carlos Burgos, running his professional record to 34-0 with 28 KOs. At 26, he was a two-division titlist, and looked to be one of the sport’s potential superstars. But more than two years of inactivity followed that victory, as Garcia fought [...]

January 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Real World Champions

Real World Champions

The great Greek philosopher Socrates often decried what he considered the greatest ultimate threat to society–the “sophists.” They were masters of using language so that “the weaker argument defeats the stronger.” They were professional liars, clever, but fundamental enemies of beauty and truth. We live in an era that is ruled by the sophists, the [...]

January 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tank Davis Crashes the Spotlight

Tank Davis Crashes the Spotlight

Last weekend’s clash was set up to be Gervonta Davis’ Arrival Party. His oppponent, Jose Pedraza, boasted his own undefeated record, along with an alphabet-soup “world title.” It was all lined up for him to become a rising star in a talented division, at only 22 years of age. Pedraza was just enough of an [...]

January 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Boxing History: George Dixon and Young Griffo Fought to a Draw

Boxing History: George Dixon and Young Griffo Fought to a Draw

On Janaury 18, 1895, two of boxing’s great legend’s of the early gloved era fought to a draw at Coney Island in Brooklyn, as George Dixon and Young Griffo went 25 three-minute rounds. At the time, Dixon was the reigning featherweight champion of the world, though this battle with Griffo was fought above the division [...]

January 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Immanuwel Aleem Knocks out Ievgen Khytrov in Contenders’ Clash

Immanuwel Aleem Knocks out Ievgen Khytrov in Contenders’ Clash

Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem stayed undefeated on the Badou Jack-James DeGale undercard last weekend, stopping fellow unbeaten Ievgen Khytrov in an entertaining scrap. The high-profile win should establish him as a fighter to watch at 160 pounds. While it is a disappointing loss for Khytrov, the former amateur champion from the Ukraine acquitted himself well. He [...]

January 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0