Friday 24th March 2017,
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Boxing

Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan

Manny Pacquiao vs. Amir Khan

It has been years now since Manny Pacquiao was truly the darling of the Sweet Science. From 2003 through 2009, he put together a run that legitimately places him among the sport’s all-time elite. In November 2003, the former flyweight champion turned in a stunningly performance, dismantling Marco Antonio Barrera and stopping him in Round [...]

February 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

This Year’s Heavyweight Top 10

This Year’s Heavyweight Top 10

Deontay Wilder fights Gerald Washington this weekend, in Wilder’s native Alabama. The 6’7″ Bronze Bomber holds the WBC heavyweight championship. But it’s a mistake to call him a “world champion.” He’s just one particular belt holder in the heavyweight division. With that fight on the horizon, here is an updated Heavyweight Top 10: Fighters not [...]

February 24, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jarret Hurd vs. Tony Harrison

Jarret Hurd vs. Tony Harrison

Some fighters have to scrape and battle for years to receive a shot at an alphabet-soup belt. Others are fast-tracked into those opportunities. Super welterweight Jarret Hurd is one of the fortunate latter. Saturday night in Alabama, he will face Tony Harrison for the vacant IBF belt. The IBF strap at 154 pounds was vacated [...]

February 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

February Boxing History: Abe Attell Was Born

February Boxing History: Abe Attell Was Born

On February 21st in 1883, Abe Attell, one of the greatest pound-for-pound stars of the early gloved era, was born in San Francisco. At this time in boxing history, San Francisco was a boxing hotbed. Known as “Little Hebrew,” Attell was an undersized Jewish kid in a mostly Irish neighborhood. His father abandoned the family [...]

February 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lamont Peterson Returns to the Spotlight

Lamont Peterson Returns to the Spotlight

At the start of his fight Friday night against David Avanesyan, much of the reaction on Twitter focused around the welterweight contender’s sartorial choice. In an era when baggy, knee-length shorts have become standard for athletes and civilians alike, Peterson went with a leggy, throwback look. Peterson entered the ring wearing trunks that looked like [...]

February 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adrien Broner Escapes With a Close Win

Adrien Broner Escapes With a Close Win

When a polarizing fighter like Adrien Broner earns a close, split-decision victory, it inevitably serves as an ink-blot test for the fans. How they react to it says more about them than it does about the actual fight. Broner’s supporters will hail his victorious return to the ring. They will note that he beat a [...]

February 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Chad Dawson vs. Andrzej Fonfara

Chad Dawson vs. Andrzej Fonfara

Earlier this week, Chad Dawson vs. Andrzej Fonfara was added to the card for Keith Thurman’s March 4 showdown with Danny Garcia. This is a crossroads fight between a faded former champion and a contender coming off from a shocking loss. Prior to last June, I would have argued that Fonfara belonged in the light [...]

February 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams Jr.

Marcus Browne vs. Thomas Williams Jr.

Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados will be the main event this weekend in Cincinnati, but the fight I am most interested in is the co-main event, when undefeated light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne faces off with former world-title challenger Thomas Williams. The 175-pound class is one of the sport’s best right now. If the right [...]

February 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

It is genuinely starting to look like 2017 will be the year that the welterweight division begins to take shape, post Floyd Mayweather. On March 4, WBC title holder Danny Garcia takes on WBA champ Keith Thurman. And earlier this week, IBF champion Kell Brook announced that he would defend his belt against undefeated sensation [...]

February 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

Adrien Broner: Not a Four-Division World Champion

With Adrien Broner returning to action this weekend against Adrian Granados, it provides me a nice opportunity to revisit one of my favorite topics: the polluting, water-muddying influence that alphabet-soup trinkets have on boxing. During the broadcast of Broner vs. Granados this weekend, you will very likely hear Broner referred to as a “four-division world [...]

February 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1