Friday 28th April 2017,
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Hasim Rahman Jr. Set to Make Pro Debut

Hasim Rahman Jr. Set to Make Pro Debut

On Monday, Banner Promotions announced that the pro debut of Hasin Rahman Jr. will be moved to the untelevised portion of the April 14 Shobox card. His opponent will be 1-4 Brian Imes. I am not usually in the habit of paying much attention to professional debuts, unless the fighter in question was some sort [...]

March 29, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo vs. David Lemieux?

Canelo vs. David Lemieux?

On Monday the announcement came out from Golden Boy that David Lemieux is being added to the undercard for Canelo Alvarez’s May 6 clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The move makes complete sense. Lemieux is an exciting, all-action fighter. His presence on any card sweetens the deal for potential buyers. Beyond that, he put [...]

March 28, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Jorge Linares Has to Happen

Mikey Garcia vs. Jorge Linares Has to Happen

Saturday night in Manchester, England, Jorge Linares came to Anthony Crolla’s hometown for the second time in six months and walked away with the WBC lightweight belt around his waist. His title-winning victory last September was decsive, but competitive. This time, Linares won in a rout. All three judges gave Linares 10 of 12 rounds [...]

March 27, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Oscar De La Hoya Postures

Oscar De La Hoya Postures

Boxing is a business. Fans should understand that, if they want to avoid perpetual frustration and resentment. As such, it is the promoter’s job to promote. That means, at times, stretching the truth with hype and exageration. As long as a promoter is not exploiting or ripping of his fighters, I do not hold mistatements [...]

March 24, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Daniel Jacobs Did Not “Expose” Gennady Golovkin

Daniel Jacobs Did Not “Expose” Gennady Golovkin

One comment I’ve seen repeated often this week on social media is that Daniel Jacobs “exposed” Gennady Golovkin in Madison Square Garden last Saturday night. It’s a bizarre and inaccurate assertion. In terms of careless, emotional use of language, it is on par with saying that Jacobs was “robbed.” I should state now that I [...]

March 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II

Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II

Boxing fans need to stop and take note: March 2017 has been an outstanding month for boxing. On the first weekend of this month, Keith Thurman bested Danny Garcia in a unification match. On March 18 reigning pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez lost a thriller to Thailand’s Wisaksil Wangek and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin won a [...]

March 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Pound-for-Pound Lists in Shambles

Pound-for-Pound Lists in Shambles

Boxing pound-for-pound lists are never more than mere thought experiments. They represent opinions that can never be tested. In no universe will Andre Ward ever face Terence Crawford, let alone Vasyl Lomachenko. All three are great fighters. But comparing them is ultimately nothing more than apples to oranges. Still, pound-for-pound lists represent an interesting snapshot [...]

March 21, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Notes on Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Notes on Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Once again in the wake of a big boxing weekend, the word “robbery” is being bandied about on social media. And once again, it is a careless use of language. Still, in this case I have some sympathy for those who making the case. While I think it is an overstatement to say that Daniel [...]

March 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs

Depending upon who you talk to, Gennady Golovkin is anything from the second-coming of Marvelous Marvin Hagler to an overhyped can crusher. There can be no question that over the past few years, he has developed into one of boxing’s most exciting fighters, running his professional record to 36-0 with 33 KOs. His current knockout [...]

March 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia vs. Keith Thurman?

Mikey Garcia vs. Keith Thurman?

I spent a little over two days without checking in online at all. When I came back on Wendesday afternoon, my social media feed was buzzing about Mikey Garcia’s assertion that he would be willing to jump two divisions to face WBA and WBC welterweight title holder Keith Thurman. Don’t hold your breath waiting for [...]

March 17, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0