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Joey Dawejko Proving to Be a Slippery Stepping Stone in the Heavyweight Division

Joey Dawejko Proving to Be a Slippery Stepping Stone in the Heavyweight Division

Philadelphia heavyweight Joey Dawejko doesn’t exactly look like what most people would expect a boxer to look like, even in the heavyweight division, where physiques can often be flabby. To be sure, he looks like a tough guy. But he looks like the sort of tough guy you might see checking IDs outside of a [...]

August 31, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

When Prizefighting Borrows From Pro Wrestling: Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga

When Prizefighting Borrows From Pro Wrestling: Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga

As everybody expected, the final press conference for this weekend’s PPV rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga featured the compulsory scuffle and shoving match. For those who missed it, Mosley’s wife, for some strange reason, decided to stand directly in front of Mayorga and then bend over. Mayorga gave her a pat on the [...]

August 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Scheduled for Quick Return to Action

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Scheduled for Quick Return to Action

Less than two weeks after knocking out Richard Carmack in Round 1 on the undercard for Steve Cunningham and Antonio Tarver, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KOs) already has another fight scheduled. On September 18, he faces well-travelled journeyman Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KOs) at Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. There’s solid momentum [...]

August 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

John Thompson and Liam Smith to Meet for the Vacant WBO Belt

John Thompson and Liam Smith to Meet for the Vacant WBO Belt

Earlier this week, the announcements went out that John Thompson (17-1, 6 KOs) and Liam Smith (20-0-1, 10 KOs) will meet for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title on October 10 in Manchester, England. The fight will be on the undercard for Andy Lee’s defense of the WBO middleweight belt against Billy Joe Saunders. Thompson [...]

August 26, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz Highlights the Excitement at Featherweight

Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz Highlights the Excitement at Featherweight

While there is no world title on the line when Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz face off this Saturday night in Los Angeles, this fight is extremely relevant for the top of the featherweight division. The WBC “Diamond” belt will be up for grabs, so this matchup has the feel of being an eliminator [...]

August 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Gene Tunney and Tommy Loughran Fought to a Draw

On This Day in Boxing History: Gene Tunney and Tommy Loughran Fought to a Draw

Two of the best boxing technicians on the 1920s battled to a draw on this date in 1922 in Philadelphia. At the time, Gene Tunney was the top light heavyweight fighter on the planet and in a few years would outbox the ferocious Jack Dempsey, to claim the heavyweight crown. Tommy Loughran was competing in [...]

August 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Exciting Boxing Documentary in the Works on Kickstarter

Exciting Boxing Documentary in the Works on Kickstarter

Boxing has always been a natural subject for the movies, whether as fiction or documentary. The natural drama of two athletes putting everything on the line to compete head-to-head creates compelling conflict. Beyond that, the preparation a prizefighter goes through to become ready for battle perfectly mirrors the mythic archetype of the hero’s quest. Every [...]

August 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

Sullivan Barrera Calls Out Jean Pascal

Sullivan Barrera Calls Out Jean Pascal

In a press release issued last week by Round One Media, undefeated light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera called out former champion Jean Pascal. “Pascal, I’m waiting for you, papa. Glove up,” the release quotes Barrera as saying. Barrera also makes reference to Pascal’s hotly disputed unanimous decision victory on July 25 over Barrera’s fellow Cuban, [...]

August 19, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Sam Langford Defeated Jack Blackburn

On This Day in Boxing History: Sam Langford Defeated Jack Blackburn

On this date in 1905, Sam Langford defeated Jack Blackburn by decision in Leiperville Pennsylvania, in a meeting between two of the legends of the early gloved era. In an era when the best fighters often fought each other, regardless of weight class, Langford campaigned from lightweight to heavyweight. But eventually he developed into a [...]

August 18, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Krzysztof Glowacki Upsets Marco Huck to Claim the WBO Cruiserweight Belt

Krzysztof Glowacki Upsets Marco Huck to Claim the WBO Cruiserweight Belt

On the undercard for Antonio Tarver and Steve Cunningham last weekend in Newark, New Jersey, Krzysztof Glowacki and Marco Huck stole the show, engaging in a tough, back-and-forth battle, with Huck’s WBO cruiserweight title at stake. Huck entered the fight the third longest belt holder in boxing, behind only Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Wladimir Klitschko. [...]

August 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0