Wednesday 23rd August 2017,
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Timothy Bradley Retires

Timothy Bradley Retires

Timothy Bradley announced his retirement over the weekend. I am happy to see him hanging up the gloves and I hope he stays away. He has been one of the top stars of his generation and involved in some of the biggest fights of the past five years. But he is also a dedicated family [...]

August 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomochenko in a Stay-Busy

Vasyl Lomochenko in a Stay-Busy

It’s probably not fair to feel impatient with a boxer who has had just nine professional bouts. But when the fighter is a talent as rare as Vasyl Lomochenko, fans can be forgiven. Lomo looks like he could enter the company of the true elite. As such, we want to see him tested against opponents [...]

August 4, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia?

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Mikey Garcia?

Last weekend Mikey Garcia won the most high-profile fight of his career, easily out-pointing Adrien Broner. The undefeated, Oxnard, California native has now defeated top contenders in four different divisions, from 126 to 140 pounds. So he needs to be mentioned for the biggest fights available in the lightweight/super lightweight neighborhood. Garcia should clearly be [...]

August 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jermall Charlo Crashes the Middleweight Party

Jermall Charlo Crashes the Middleweight Party

Let’s be clear about one thing. Jermall Charlo’s Round 4 TKO of Jorge Sebastian Heiland Saturday night in Brooklyn proves next to nothing. Charlo was dominant–he knocked down Sebastian in Round 2 and again in the fourth, with referee Benjy Esteves waving off the action with 47 seconds left in the round. The 27-year-old Charlo [...]

August 1, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia Sets the Stage

Mikey Garcia Sets the Stage

On Saturday night in Brooklyn, Mikey Garcia proved what a lot of boxing fans already believed–the Mexican-American star is a legitimate, pound-for-pound talent. If you don’t have Garcia in your personal top 10 following his one-sided decision over Adrien Broner, I don’t know what to tell you. Two judges ruled the fight 116-112 for Garcia [...]

July 31, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington: Big Baby Steps Up

Jarrell Miller vs. Gerald Washington: Big Baby Steps Up

Boxing is a weight class sport. That’s one of the beautiful things about it. Great athletes of all different sizes have been able to forge their names into the granite of eternity. But in terms of mainstream popularity, the Sweet Science has always relied on the heavyweight division. And American heavyweight fans have hungered for [...]

July 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez

Sadam Ali vs. Johan Perez

Most of the boxing world will be watching Brooklyn this weekend, when Mikey Garcia steps into the ring with Adrien Broner. This is an appropriate focus of attention. Garcia vs. Broner is one of the 10 or so biggest fights of 2017. Far under the radar, in Tuscon, Arizona, welterweight contender Sadam Ali will face [...]

July 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner: Prediction

Mikey Garcia vs. Adrien Broner: Prediction

Mikey Garcia and Adrien Broner are both shy of 30 years old and have both won alphabet titles in multiple divisions. Each has been tabbed as a future superstar but both have had their career progress stalled by factors outside of the ring. Saturday they face off in Brooklyn. Neither man has had a bigger [...]

July 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia on the Brink of Stardom

Mikey Garcia on the Brink of Stardom

In my book, Mikey Garcia already deserves to rank inside of boxing’s pound-for-pound top 10. The undefeated Garcia is 36-0 with 30 KOs and has been a dominant fighter in three different divisions, holding alphabet-soup titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight. In January 2013 he knocked down Orlando Salido four times en route to [...]

July 26, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jhonny Gonzalez Battles On

Jhonny Gonzalez Battles On

In my columns I sometimes refer to something I call the Mexican Boxing School of Hard Knocks. Jhonny Gonzalez is an honor graduate. He turned professional at the end of the previous century, in August 1999, almost exactly a month before he turned 18. He lost that fight, and the next one two. But he [...]

July 25, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0