Sunday 22nd October 2017,
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Boxing

Big George Foreman Calls Out Stevan Seagal

Big George Foreman Calls Out Stevan Seagal

I try to be a serious boxing writer and cover serious boxing issues. I paid as little attention as possible to Floyd Mayweather’s hyped-up circus act with Conor McGregor. I almost never make reference to “Twitter beefs” or TMZ-type gossip. But last week on Twitter George Foreman called out Steven Seagal, challenging him to a [...]

October 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias

Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias

Boxing is a tough sport–there is only so much room in the spotlight. Some very talented fighters can get left out in the cold, regardless of the laurels they have earned. There is no better example of this than Daniel Jacobs. Known as “the Miracle Man,” the Brooklyn native is a true inspiration–a cancer survivor [...]

October 5, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildrim

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Avni Yildrim

In the early 1990s, Chris Eubank Sr. was one of Britain’s biggest boxing stars. His rivalry with countryman Nigel Benn is a legitimate piece of boxing legend. His son, Chris Jr., has yet to reach anything like that kind of status. But he is knocking on the door to stardom. His only loss in 26 [...]

October 4, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Class of ’22

The Class of ’22

Barring comebacks (and in boxing, comebacks can never be ruled out), members of the Boxing Writer’s Association of America will be confronted with a loaded ballot come 2022. This year four true stars retired–Roy Jones, Floyd Mayweather, Waldimir Klitschko and Andre Ward. All of them have been legitimate world champions, and among the best of [...]

October 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Demetrius Andrade vs. Alante Fox

Demetrius Andrade vs. Alante Fox

On Thursday, Banner Promotions and HBO announced that Demetrius Andrade would be returning to action on October 21, on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, facing unbeaten Alantez Fox. I view Andrade as one of the sport’s most unfairly over-looked talents. A member of the 2008 Olympic team, he is 24-0 with 16 KOs and holds the [...]

September 29, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Heavyweight Top 10

The Heavyweight Top 10

Lineal Champion: Tyson Fury*Fury has been inactive since November 2015 and announced his retirement earlier this year. 1. Anthony Joshua The IBF and WBA belt holder is 19-0 with 19 KOs. The most exciting big man to emerge in a generation. 2. Luis Ortiz The Cuban does not have any of the big four belts, [...]

September 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker?

Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker?

Last weekend in Manchester, New Zealand’s Joseph Parker held off Hugie Fury by majority decision, to retain the WBO heavyweight title. Parker has followed the victory by calling for a unification bout with IBF and WBA standard bearer Anthony Joshua, who is scheduled to defend against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev next month in Wales. These are [...]

September 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez

Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez

It is not surprising if a cruiserweight bout taking place in Latvia is failing to generate much interest in North America. But it’s worth taking note of Mairis Briedis’ clash this weekend with Mike Perez. Briedis has been overshadowed at 200 pounds by Ukrainian sensation Oleksandr Usyk and Russia’s Murat Gassiev. But Briedis could prove [...]

September 26, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Andre Ward Retires

Andre Ward Retires

On Thursday, current pound-for-pound king Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing, at the age of 33. Ward leaves with a perfect professional record of 32-0 with 16 KOs. An Olympic gold medalist in 2004, Ward has in fact not lost a boxing match of any sort, professional or amateur, since he was in grade [...]

September 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

RIP Raging Bull

RIP Raging Bull

The boxing world lost one of our most iconic stars today, as the great Jake LaMotta passed away in Miami at age 95. Active as a pro from 1941 until 1954, he was one of the last remaining sports stars of the World War II era. He was also an unlikely candidate for such longevity. [...]

September 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0