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Adonis Stevenson: A Champion That Doesn’t Matter

Adonis Stevenson: A Champion That Doesn’t Matter

Multiple times a week I am on this sight, complaining about the absurd, alphabet-soup insanity of professional boxing. The various sanctioning bodies, with their various belts, have turned the Sweet Science into an incoherent morass. Fighters who have no business claim world championship status. Only the most dedicated fans even know who the legitimate champions [...]

May 31, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

The Blueprint for the Welterweight Division

The Blueprint for the Welterweight Division

Last March, Keith Thurman defeated Danny Garcia by split decision, to unify the WBC and WBA welterweight titles. Garcia’s father predictably cursed and cried and in general made an ass of himself, but a victory for Thurman was the proper verdict. I would have liked to see Thurman take more chances in the second half [...]

May 30, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Errol Spence Jr. Shows “True Grit”

Errol Spence Jr. Shows “True Grit”

Heading into his showdown last weekend with Kell Brook, we already knew that Errol Spence Jr. was an outstanding talent. It takes a special fighter to knockout tough contenders like Chris Algieri and Leonard Bundu. But more serious questions remained. It’s one thing to easily beat an opponent when you are much more talented than [...]

May 29, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr. will be in Sheffield, England this weekend to challenge IBF welterweight belt holder Kell Brook. It will be one of the most important fights to take place in 2017. Both men are strong candidates to fill the still vacant spot left by Floyd Mayweather at the top of the 147-pound weight class. [...]

May 25, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Floyd Mayweather Booed, has Drink Thrown at Him

Floyd Mayweather Booed, has Drink Thrown at Him

Over the weekend, Floyd Mayweather was in London to support his boxer Gervonta Davis as he was about to take on Liam Walsh. Unfortunately for Mayweather, he didn’t receive the warmest welcome. While being escorted by massive security guards through Copper Box Arena after Davis’ win, a fan of Loan Walsh threw his drink on [...]

May 24, 2017 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

David Benavidez Makes a Statement

David Benavidez Makes a Statement

As a boxing writer, I try not to get too hyped up over a single performance by a rising contender. But even worse than reckless excitement is feigned apathy. It’s a bit annoying when fans line up to declare a guy with 20 fights the next pound-for-pound legend. But it’s far worse when some wannabe [...]

May 24, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze

Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze

Avtandil Khurtsidze is 38 years old and all of 5’4″ tall. He also might be the most dangerous middleweight contender on the planet. He is a hard, rugged man from a hard, rugged place–Kutaisi, Georgia. And nothing has come easy for him in his long professional career. He drew in his third fight. In 2005 [...]

May 23, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Terence Crawford at the Head of the Class

Terence Crawford at the Head of the Class

Last weekend in Madison Square Garden, Terence Crawford turned in exactly the kind of performance fans have come to expect from him, dismantling top contender Felix Diaz and forcing him to quit in his corner after Round 10. Crawford won basically every second of every round, keeping Diaz consistently off-balance with his blistering jab and [...]

May 22, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh

Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh

From the start of Floyd Mayweather’s boxing career, it was obvious that he was going to be special. In the end, he developed into the best pound-for-pound fighter of his generation. As a promoter he has had less success. Badou Jack has gradually developed into one of the best super middleweight fighters on the planet, [...]

May 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui

As a group, casual boxing fans notice only the biggest stars–Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Oscar De La Hoya and Mike Tyson. Muhammad Ali. I am not complaining. The fight game lives and dies with the superstars. They are the ones who capture the imaginations of people beyond the hardcore Fancy. But the serious fans [...]

May 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0