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Bernard Hopkins Looks to Expand Legacy Beyond Boxing

Bernard Hopkins Looks to Expand Legacy Beyond Boxing

At the final press conference for the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov fight last week, I had the opportunity to sit down for a nice chat with boxing legend Bernard Hopkins. Talking with Hopkins is always as informative as it is entertaining. Hopkins built his legacy in the sport from the mid-90s to the early part of [...]

April 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lucas Matthysse Battles Past Ruslan Provodnikov in Verona

Lucas Matthysse Battles Past Ruslan Provodnikov in Verona

For a boxing writer, life doesn’t get any better than it was for me last Saturday night, when I found myself ringside in the press section at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York, for the leading Fight of the Year candidate between Lucas “Machine” Matthysse and “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov. Boxing fans knew [...]

April 20, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Potential Fight of the Year: Boxing Preview for the Weekend of April 16-18

Potential Fight of the Year: Boxing Preview for the Weekend of April 16-18

The boxing weekend got off to an early start on Thursday night, with WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka stopping challenger Diego Ricardo Santillan in Round 7 in Osaka. The win allowed Yamanaka to maintain his perfect record. Friday night in Tijuana, undefeated super flyweight Ivan Morales puts his 27-0 record on the line against Ruben [...]

April 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Manny Pacquiao Has Speed Bag With Floyd Mayweather’s Face on It

Manny Pacquiao Has Speed Bag With Floyd Mayweather’s Face on It

It’s still rather shocking that Manny Pacquiao is out-talking Floyd Mayweather pre-fight. That’s usually where Floyd shines. Maybe it’s because this is the biggest fight of Manny’s life, whereas Floyd repeatedly says this is “just another fight.” In an amusing revelation, it turns out that Manny gets ready for the fight by working on a [...]

April 17, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

The Picture at Light Welterweight is Unclear but Exciting

The Picture at Light Welterweight is Unclear but Exciting

Last week on this site I wrote about the situation in boxing’s light heavyweight division, where just one fight would yield that rare unicorn: a true, undisputed champion. Sergey Kovalev holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts while lineal champion Adonis Stevenson hangs onto the WBC strap. One fight would end any possible debate over [...]

April 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “the Hitman” Hearns Went to War

On This Day in Boxing History: Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas “the Hitman” Hearns Went to War

On this day 30 years ago, the most exciting seven minutes and 52 seconds in boxing history took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Marvelous Marvin Hagler defended his undisputed middleweight title with a Round 3 knockout of Thomas Hearns. It was a showdown between two of the greatest stars of boxing’s last golden age [...]

April 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Pacquiao Would Like to Be Mayweather’s Friend

Pacquiao Would Like to Be Mayweather’s Friend

Even though Manny Pacquiao’s corner has been doing the majority of the talking as we lead up to the big fight on May 2, Manny harbors no hard feelings towards Floyd Mayweather. In fact, Pacquiao would love to be Floyd’s friend. As he told Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones today on “Highly Questionable,” Manny [...]

April 14, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing 0

Terence Crawford Leaves His Showmanship in the Ring

Terence Crawford Leaves His Showmanship in the Ring

Undefeated, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence Crawford returns to the ring Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, when he faces once-beaten Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO light welterweight title. This is one of the early spring fights that fans have been waiting for, as Crawford has the potential to develop into one of boxing’s [...]

April 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11

Boxing Recap for the Weekend of April 11 It was a big weekend in boxing around the globe and action started off in Moscow on Friday night, when WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev defended his belt with a unanimous decision over Youri Kayembre Kalenga. Cruiserweight is a division that could very much use some unification [...]

April 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Headlines Boxing Weekend

Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson Headlines Boxing Weekend

We’re heading into a big boxing weekend across the globe. On Friday, April 10, in Moscow, Denis Lebedev defends the WBA version of the cruiserweight title against Youri Kayembre Kalenga. Lebedev is a solid, world-class fighter, who has lost to only Guillermo Jones and Marco Huck. He’s been one of the top 200-pound fighters on [...]

April 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0