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Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania

Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania

Mexico has one of the world’s great boxing traditions. But historically, this has not been evident much on the international amateur scene. Mexican stars generally serve their apprenticeships in the small clubs of Mexico City and Sonora, against older journeymen, rather than in the amateur ranks. Julio Cesar Chavez made his pro debut at 17. [...]

September 20, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Updated Pound-for-Pound Top 10

It’s been a huge summer for boxing and the time is now right to update the pound-for-pound top 10 list. The past couple of months have seen more shake ups than usual. 1. Andre Ward: Ward might never earn the affection of the casuals but hardcore fans realize we are seeing a special talent every [...]

September 19, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo vs. GGG Aftermath: Ban Adalaide Byrd

Canelo vs. GGG Aftermath: Ban Adalaide Byrd

It’s sad, really, how utterly unsurprising it is–another major boxing weekend has come and gone and instead of appreciating a great fight, fans are largely left to scream in outrage. But while it is not surprising, it is certainly disappointing. On Saturday night, Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez waged a true battle. Both men displayed [...]

September 18, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo vs. GGG: Keep Your Eyes on the Score Cards

Canelo vs. GGG: Keep Your Eyes on the Score Cards

Barring a knockout, winners and losers in boxing are decided by subjective judging. That makes controversy and debate inevitable and corruption easily facilitated. I think boxing fans as a group are far too quick to cry “robbery.” Honest, and capable, observers can easily disagree on how to score a particular round. And fights can look [...]

September 15, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Middleweight Top 10

The Middleweight Top 10

Champion: Saul Alvarez Canelo has never actually fought at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds. He won the lineal title at a catchweight and defended it at a catchweight–and also fought Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a catchweight of 165 pounds. But history says: he’s the man who beat the man. No. 1: Gennady Golovkin [...]

September 14, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gennady Golovkin Finally Gets a Superfight

Gennady Golovkin Finally Gets a Superfight

I was in the press section for Gennady Golovkin’s first fight on American soil, at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. I like to joke that for a boxing writer, this was the equivalent of being in the Ed Sullivan Theater for the Beatle’s first set in the United States. Golovkin tore through Poland’s [...]

September 13, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo Alvarez: His Five Biggest Fights

Canelo Alvarez: His Five Biggest Fights

This Saturday night in Las Vegas, Saul Alvarez will face the toughest opponent of his career, when he climbs into the ring with middleweight wrecking ball Gennady Golovkin. But Canelo has been no stranger to major fights. He has been a professional fighter since age 15. He has been a star since before he was [...]

September 11, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Roman Gonzalez vs. Wisaksil Wangek

Roman Gonzalez vs. Wisaksil Wangek

Heading into 2017, Roman Gonzalez was viewed by most observers as the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. He was undefeated in 46 fights, with 38 KOs. He was the WBC titlist at super flyweight and had been the lineal champion at flyweight. He had held alphabet-soup belts at 105 and 108 pounds, as well. [...]

September 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Marco Huck

The greatest boxing star in German history is without question Max Schmeling. He beat Jack Sharkey for the vacant Heavyweight Championship in 1930. In 1936, he made a brilliant tactical assessment of a young Joe Louis and knocked out the man who would become one of the greatest heavyweights and pound-for-pound boxers in history. Schmeling’s [...]

September 8, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril

David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril

Friday night in Las Vegas, undefeated David Benavidez will face once-beaten Ronald Gavril for the vacant WBC super middleweight title. Yet again, alphabet-soup insanity is on display. Gavril is` a Romanian native who now lives in Vegas and is promoted by Floyd Mayweather. He compiled a nice amateur record of 165-15, but as a professional [...]

September 7, 2017 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0