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Badou Jack and James DeGale Set Tone for 2017

Badou Jack and James DeGale Set Tone for 2017

In the first major boxing broadcast of 2017, Badou Jack and James DeGale put together a potential Fight of the Year Candidate, exchanging knockdowns and furious exchanges, en route to a Majority Decision Draw. Both men retain their shares of the super middleweight crown. Both established their credentials as true, main-event stars, as well. Jack [...]

January 16, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Super Middleweight Game of Thrones

The Super Middleweight Game of Thrones

While Super Middleweight has been out of the spotlight over the past two years, it has developed into a legitimate Game of Thrones during that time. There are three belt holders in the division who can all make a fair claim to being the top fighter in the world at 168 pounds. Two of them [...]

January 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis

Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis

To me, this fight is a classic case of how the alphabet-soup proliferation has cheapened the authenticity of genuinely important boxing moments. Jose Pedraza vs. Gervonta Davis should be looked at as an important clash between two undefeated, rising contenders. But according to the IBF, Pedraza is the world champion at super featherweight, making this [...]

January 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman

Erislandy Lara vs. Yuri Foreman

It is a shame that Erislandy Lara is left to this. This Friday night he defends his WBA belt against Yuri Foreman, a fight not worthy of his effort. The Cuban native is one of the most talented boxers in the sport. The WBA super welterweight champion has a professional record of 23-2-2, but he [...]

January 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

James DeGale vs. Badou Jack

James DeGale vs. Badou Jack

I always like to pay special attention to unification bouts. In a perfect world, any young fighter with an alphabet-soup belt would make it his priority to pursue every other fighter in the division who lays claim to a title. If you are going to call yourself the world champion, your pride should push you [...]

January 10, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Andre Ward Contemplates Retirement

Andre Ward Contemplates Retirement

I am a big fan of boxers walking away from the sport when they are still on top. It happens all too rarely. It can be disappointing to see a great athlete struggle past his prime in any sport. But in boxing, it can be a tragedy. If a baseball player can no longer catch [...]

January 9, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao vs …Jeff Horn?!?

Manny Pacquiao vs …Jeff Horn?!?

When Manny Pacquiao faced Jessie Vargas last November, the majority of the boxing public greeted the fight with apathy. HBO passed on broadcasting the bout. The boxing media in general paid slight attention. It’s not that Vargas is a bum. His WBO welterweight belt was a paper title, but Vargas himself certainly deserved top-10 ranking [...]

January 5, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Floyd Patterson Was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Floyd Patterson Was Born

On this day in 1935, two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World Floyd Patterson was born in Waco, North Carolina. However, his family moved to Brooklyn while he was still very young and he was every bit a product of the Borough. By his own account, Patterson was a troubled child. He would skip school and [...]

January 4, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland: This is a PPV?

Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland: This is a PPV?

Boxing is a brutal business and far too many fighters over the years have been exploited and left penniless, after making fortunes for others. So I never begrudge any prizefighter for getting as much scratch as he can, for as little effort as possible. But just because I do not fault a figher for doing [...]

January 3, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Corrales Beats Uchiyama in Rematch, Oguni Unseats Guzman

Corrales Beats Uchiyama in Rematch, Oguni Unseats Guzman

As the old saying goes, New Year’s Eve is amateur night. And when it comes to carousing and revelry, I turned professional decades ago. So I have little interest in navigating an evening crowded with regretful imbibers looking to salvage a disappointing year with one last orgy of poor decisions. In truth, I am all [...]

January 2, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0