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Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

It’s an oft-stated and true statement: As the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing. Hardcore fans can get behind fighters of all sizes. The purists will often appreciate the elevated craft of a featherweight over the slugging power of a big man. But for the casual fans–the ones who drive mainstream interest, it’s heavyweight or [...]

March 29, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Joseph Parker will be a significant underdog this weekend when he faces Anthony Joshua. It’s understandable. Joshua has been the most impressive heavyweight to emerge in the past decade. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and has gone 20-0 with 20 KOs since turning professional. The only time he has struggled in [...]

March 27, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Most of the attention in the boxing world this week will be on Anthony Joshua’s clash with Joseph Parker. That is understandable. Joshua and Parker are both undefeated, heavyweight belt holders, still in their 20s. It doesn’t get much better than this. But do not overlook the primary undercard tilt: Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price. [...]

March 26, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Throwback Post: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Zora Folley

Throwback Post: Muhammad Ali Knocks Out Zora Folley

On March 22, 1967 Muhammad Ali knocked out Zora Folley in seven rounds. It would be the last time the greatest heavyweight in boxing history would enter the ring for three-and-one-half years. After this bout Ali was stripped of his title, his right to a boxing license denied. Folley is remembered now mostly by boxing [...]

March 23, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne

Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne

Saturday at the 02 Arena in London, heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne face off. Given the raised profile this division has been enjoying in 2018, this is a very important fight. Browne is 25-0 with 22 KOs. Two years ago, in March 2016, Browne briefly fought his way into the division’s top 10, [...]

March 21, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Kevin Johnson vs. Michael Grant

Kevin Johnson vs. Michael Grant

Saturday in Potsdam, Germany, Kevin Johnson battles Michael Grant. This fight is not very relevant to the top of the heavyweight division. But is a curiosity for sure, and one I can not pass up commenting upon. Johnson and Grant are both former heavyweight contenders who have long since passed into the status of “guys [...]

March 20, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

As we head toward the Spring Equinox this week, it’s a good time to update boxing’s pound-for-pound top 10. No. 10: Errol Spence Jr., IBF Welterweight Champion For me, this spot was nearly a toss-up between Spence and fellow welterweight belt holder Keith Thurman. I gave the edge to Spence, because I feel his stoppage [...]

March 19, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Boxing Hot List

Boxing Hot List

Dmitry Bivol Obviously a one-sided stoppage of Sullivan Barrera does not establish Bivol as a future Hall of Famer. But it was one hell of a performance just the same. Bivol showcased blistering, combination punching and defeated a well-seasoned, top contender. Wisaksil Wangek There is disagreement among some fans over whether or not Wangek deserved [...]

March 13, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Dmitry Bivol Could Be Something Special

Dmitry Bivol Could Be Something Special

I cannot say I am surprised that Dmitry Bivol defeated Sullivan Barrera Saturday night in New York City. Going into the weekend, I saw their light heavyweight bout as a 50/50 fight. But I sure didn’t expect him to win so easily. Showcasing blistering combinations, He won nearly every round of the fight, before finally [...]

March 6, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Give Deontay Wilder His Due!

Give Deontay Wilder His Due!

It’s no secret that I had reservations about Deontay Wilder heading into his showdown with Luis Ortiz last weekend. And I’m still not ready to place him in the pantheon of all-time, elite heavyweight fighters. But let’s give the skyscraper from Alabama fair credit. He answered a lot of questions against Ortiz last Saturday in [...]

March 5, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0