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Charles Martin: The Heavyweight Champion Who Isn’t

Charles Martin: The Heavyweight Champion Who Isn’t

Saturday night’s fight between Vyacheslav Glazkov and Charles Martin for the vacant IBF heavyweight title ended in pretty much the worst possible way. Martin “earned” a victory when Glazkov was forced to quit in Round 3. And just like that, we now have the least qualified heavyweight world champion in history. It’s arguably the most [...]

January 19, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Haye Adds Depth to Heavyweight Division

David Haye Adds Depth to Heavyweight Division

David Haye returned to action on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, knocking out overmatched Mark de Mori in 2:11 of Round 1. de Mori had built an impressive looking record fighting obscure opponents, so I don’t think anybody expected him to give Haye much of a battle. Few knowledgeable observers probably expected [...]

January 18, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike Lee Back in Action Saturday Night

Mike Lee Back in Action Saturday Night

On the Deontay Wilder-Artur Szpilka undercard this Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee returns to action against 11-8-1 Joe Gardner. Lee is no contender and I hesitate to even call him a prospect at this point. But he is certainly an interesting boxing story. Lee turned professional in [...]

January 15, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman: The New Era At Welterweight

Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman: The New Era At Welterweight

It’s not yet official, but it’s starting to sound likely that former IBF welterweight champion and WBA champ Keith Thurman will face off on the Premier Boxing Champions series, possibly in March. Boxing fans have to hope this is true. With Floyd Mayweather officially retired, it’s time to move on in the always talent-rich welterweight [...]

January 14, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Blue Chip Prospect Erickson Lubin to Return to Action

Blue Chip Prospect Erickson Lubin to Return to Action

On January 31, undefeated junior middleweight Erickson Lubin returns to action in his home state of Florida against rugged Mexican brawler Jose De Jesus Macias. The 20-year-old southpaw is 13-0 with 10 KOs and quickly emerging as one of the most exciting prospects in the sport. Lubin went 5-0 with four KOs in 2015, facing [...]

January 13, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Don’t Look Past Artur Szpilka

Don’t Look Past Artur Szpilka

There’s no question that Deontay Wilder will be the “A-side” fighter when he defends his WBC heavyweight title in Brooklyn this Saturday night. Wilder is undefeated in 35 fights, with 34 of those wins coming inside of the distance. He’s demonstrated the sort of explosive punching power that electrifies fans. At the same time, his [...]

January 12, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Charles Martin for the IBF Belt

Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Charles Martin for the IBF Belt

This coming Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, heavyweights Vyacheslav Glazkov of the Ukraine and American Charles Martin will face each other, on the undercard of Deontay Wilder’s defense of his WBC heavweight belt against Artur Szpilka. This is a bout I’m anxious to see. Glazkov was an Olympic bronze medalist in 2008 [...]

January 11, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Balltribe Pound-for-Pound Top 10

Balltribe Pound-for-Pound Top 10

With the new year underway and the first big fights of the year already on the horizon, it’s time for an updated pound-for-pound list. 1. Roman Gonzalez The little dynamo is an offensive machine. His precision footwork and cat-like balance allow him to cut off a ring quickly and his rapid-fire combinations batter opponents senseless. [...]

January 8, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ike Ibeabuchi: What Might Have Been

Ike Ibeabuchi: What Might Have Been

At the end of 2015, former heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi was released from custody after spending almost all of this century in prison for battery and attempted sexual assault charges related to a July 1999 incident with a Las Vegas-based escort. At the time of his incarceration, Ibeabuchi was viewed as the hottest rising contender [...]

January 7, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: George Dixon Died

On This Day in Boxing History: George Dixon Died

On this day in 1909, one of the greatest pound-for-pound stars of the sport’s early days passed away, as George “Little Chocolate” Dixon died at just 37 years of age, just over two years after retiring from active competition. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, George Dixon was the first black man to win a world [...]

January 6, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0