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Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Manny Pacquiao Leaves Freddie Roach

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Manny Pacquiao Leaves Freddie Roach

One of the great partnerships in boxing history officially came to an end last week. In the lore of the sport, few names have been more closely linked than Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. At this point it’s hard to even imagine the Filipino legend without his long-time trainer. But as George Harrison famously sang: [...]

April 18, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Show Us the Money: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder

Show Us the Money: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder

The next big heavyweight boxing clash is now on the horizon: Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder offers at least the hope of becoming an epic rivalry. It is a predictable sign of the times that many fans seem far more interested in debating not who will win but how the money should be divided. Wilder [...]

April 17, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd

Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd

Erislandy Lara has two losses on his professional record. On my private scorecards he is undefeated. Like almost everybody but the three blind mice who judged the fight, I had Lara defeating Paul Williams decisively in July 2011. Instead he was handed a majority decision loss. I also had Lara edging Canelo Alvarez 115-113 in [...]

April 10, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ricardo Mayorga is Fighting This Weekend?!?

Ricardo Mayorga is Fighting This Weekend?!?

I cannot emphasize this enough. If you are a serious boxing fan and have a few minutes to spare at some point during your week, you need to check out the weekend boxing calendar on Boxrec.com. More often than not you’ll find at least one curiosity and/or blast from the past. This week it is [...]

April 6, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo Pulls Out

Canelo Pulls Out

What was supposed to be the biggest boxing match of 2018 has been called off. Canelo Alvarez announced today that he would be pulling out of his May 5 re-match with Gennady Golovkin. It was inevitable, of course–the shoe that has been hanging in the air for weeks now, waiting to drop. In February Alvarez [...]

April 4, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Heavyweight Top 10

The Heavyweight Top 10

March was a big month in heavyweight boxing. With April underway, it’s time to update the rankings. 1. Anthony Joshua The big Brit was less than sizzling last weekend in Wales. But he did enough to edge Joseph Parker. He’s got three of the four belts and a knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko. That’s enough [...]

April 3, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

Anthony Joshua “Workman-Like” in Win

On Saturday night in Wales Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to unify three of the four alphabet-soup heavyweight belts. We are perhaps as little as one fight away from having the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion in a generation. This is a good moment for boxing. But let’s not oversell things, either. If Joshua vs. Parker [...]

April 3, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

Anthony Joshua is Boxing’s Best Hope

It’s an oft-stated and true statement: As the heavyweight division goes, so goes boxing. Hardcore fans can get behind fighters of all sizes. The purists will often appreciate the elevated craft of a featherweight over the slugging power of a big man. But for the casual fans–the ones who drive mainstream interest, it’s heavyweight or [...]

March 29, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Does Joseph Parker Have a Shot Against Anthony Joshua?

Joseph Parker will be a significant underdog this weekend when he faces Anthony Joshua. It’s understandable. Joshua has been the most impressive heavyweight to emerge in the past decade. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and has gone 20-0 with 20 KOs since turning professional. The only time he has struggled in [...]

March 27, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price

Most of the attention in the boxing world this week will be on Anthony Joshua’s clash with Joseph Parker. That is understandable. Joshua and Parker are both undefeated, heavyweight belt holders, still in their 20s. It doesn’t get much better than this. But do not overlook the primary undercard tilt: Alexander Povetkin vs. David Price. [...]

March 26, 2018 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0