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Last Chance for Adrien Broner?

Last Chance for Adrien Broner?

I call Adrien Broner the most over-hyped fighter of the past decade not because I think he is a bum. He is an extremely talented fighter who has managed to cash in on his own brash personality and gifts for self promotion. It has earned him a level of recognition beyond even casual fans, with [...]

July 25, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Wilder vs. Ortiz: Will Alphabet Soup Idiocy Strike Again?

Wilder vs. Ortiz: Will Alphabet Soup Idiocy Strike Again?

On Tuesday afternoon the internet was fired up with rumors that a heavyweight clash between undefeated knockout artists Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz had been all but finalized. This was outstanding news. The division is already hot following Anthony Joshua’s thrilling stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko earlier this year. Wilder and Ortiz are the other two [...]

July 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Happy Birthday Vitali Klitschko

Happy Birthday Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko was born on July 19, 1971. It was a far different historical era. His native Ukraine was still a part of the Soviet Union. And the Soviet Union was locked in a perilous Cold War with the United States and the rest of the West. It would have seemed unlikely that he would [...]

July 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Time For the Ghost to Give Up

Time For the Ghost to Give Up

The aging process is the enemy of all professional athletes. But when it comes to the Sweet Science, Father Time can be a particularly cruel foe. Just over four years ago, Robert Guerrero faced Floyd Mayweather in one of the 2013’s biggest fights. He was a solid technical fighter who could brawl with the best [...]

July 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Joe Smith Jr. vs. Sullivan Barrera

Joe Smith Jr. vs. Sullivan Barrera

Over the past two years, the light heavyweight division has developed into the sport’s premiere weight class. A lot of this has been due to the presense of Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, a pair of special talents. But the roster is a deep one, extending far beyond those two superstars. The matchup between Joe [...]

July 14, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos

Jezreel Corrales vs. Robinson Castellanos

Jezreel Corrales was one of the major breakout fighters of 2016. He was virtually unknown on the world stage when he travelled to Tokyo in April of last year, to challenge WBA super featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama. Uchiyama was undefeated, with a collection of stoppages over top contenders. Some viewed him as a pound-for-pound, top [...]

July 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Super Featherweight Top 10

The Super Featherweight Top 10

With two 130-pound beltholders scheduled to fight this weekend, it’s a good time to review the super featherweight top 10. This is one of the sport’s better divisions, with a nice mix of young talent and experienced veterans. 1. Vasyl Lomachenko, WBO Champion, 8-1 with 6 KOs Despite just nine professional fights, Lomachenko is almost [...]

July 12, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura: Get Ready for a War

Miguel Berchelt vs. Takashi Miura: Get Ready for a War

The Forum in Inglewood, California has been home to some outstanding boxing wars. Ring Magazine’s 1995 Fight of the Year took place there, when Humberto Gonzalez ended his Hall of Fame career by going out on his shield via Round 7 TKO against Thailand’s Saman Sorjaturong. It was one of the best fights of the [...]

July 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr.

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Willie Monroe Jr.

The eyes of the boxing world will be on Las Vegas this September 16, as Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez defends the lineal middleweight title against the Kazakh wrecking ball Gennady Golovkin. This will be one of the biggest fights of 2017, with historical implications. But another important middleweight bout will be taking place that same [...]

July 7, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Jeff Horn Beats Manny Pacquiao: Two Big Take Aways

Jeff Horn Beats Manny Pacquiao: Two Big Take Aways

Inexperienced, lightly regarded Jeff Horn recorded what is likely to be boxing’s Upset of the Year last Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, upending the legendary Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision. The verdict was not without controversy. Pacquiao landed almost twice as many total punches–182 vs. 92. His percentage landed was nearly 20 points higher–32 to 15. [...]

July 7, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0