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Deontay Wilder’s Mind is Boggled

Deontay Wilder’s Mind is Boggled

In a conversation on Wednesday with Showtime’s Brendan Schaub, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder expressed puzzlement that American boxing fans have yet to embrace him: “It’s mind boggling to see Americans embrace others before their own,” he stated, in an obvious reference to England’s undefeated Anthony Joshua. I am a United States Army combat veteran. [...]

October 26, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

Anthony Joshua vs.Carlos Takam

Anthony Joshua vs.Carlos Takam

Boxing fans like me are always waiting for the next big-time heavyweight star. Throughout the history of the sport, the high moments have always matched up to the rule of an iconic star at the top of the heavyweight division. Among current top heavyweights, the best bet for that kind of career is clearly Britain’s [...]

October 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Demetrius Andrade Needs to Make a Statement

Demetrius Andrade Needs to Make a Statement

Last week in Brooklyn, the cream of the super welterweight division was on full display. Young lions Jarrett Hurd and Jermell Charlo both stopped other, highly rated fighters. The two should now be a the top of any fan’s list of must-see performers. Another top-rated star at 154 pounds will be in action this weekend [...]

October 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jarrett Hurd: Another Young Lion

Jarrett Hurd: Another Young Lion

In most facets of society, 32 is hardly considered old. But when it comes to professional sports, an athlete of 32 is certainly no kid. In a brutal sport like boxing, it can be down-right long in the tooth. Austin Trout turned 32 last month. Coming into his showdown with Jarrett Hurd last weekend in [...]

October 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Can Erickson Lubin Come Back?

Can Erickson Lubin Come Back?

Heading into Saturday night’s big card in Brooklyn, Erickson Lubin was one of the hottest young fighters in the sport. Viewed as a blue-chip prospect since his teenage years, at 22 he was already being matched against one of the best fighters in the super welterweight division. You don’t just throw a talent like Lubin [...]

October 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Loses Even As He Wins

Erislandy Loses Even As He Wins

A comment I saw on social media Sunday seems to have perfectly summed up the collective response to Saturday’s big boxing card in Brooklyn: “Charlo put Lubin to sleep. Lara put the crowd to sleep.” Following a sensational Round 1 KO of Erickson Lubin by Jermell Charlo and a hard-fought stoppage of Austin Trout by [...]

October 16, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tyson Fury Claims He’ll Be Back in 2018

Tyson Fury Claims He’ll Be Back in 2018

The last time boxing fans saw Tyson Fury in the ring as a competitor he was singing (poorly) Aerosmith’s ballad “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” to his blushing wife. Moments earlier he had lifted the lineal heavyweight title from long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko. An immediate rematch was supposed to follow, but it never [...]

October 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Super Welterweight Top 10

The Super Welterweight Top 10

With Saul Alvarez now campaigning at middleweight, there’s no true champion at 154 pounds. But with an exciting triple-header on tap this weekend, the picture should get clearer. 1. Erislandy Lara: 24-2-2, 14 KOs; WBA belt On my scorecards, Lara is still undefeated. 2. Demetrius Andrade: 24-0, 16 KOs Like Lara, Andrade is one of [...]

October 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gaushau

Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gaushau

Erislandy Lara would be on any list of the best fighters who nobody seems to talk about. He is a tough opponent to beat and even if you beat him, you are not likely to look good doing it. Guys like that have a hard time making fights. Lara was an amateur world champion for [...]

October 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout

Jarrett Hurd vs. Austin Trout

In December 2012, Austin Trout faced Puerto Rico legend Miguel Cotto. The fight took place in Madison Square Garden–where Cotto has been the most popular boxing star of this century. Although Trout was undefeated at the time, he looked like an underdog on paper. Instead he turned in the fight of his life. He beat [...]

October 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0