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Cruiserweight: An Invisible Division in America

Cruiserweight: An Invisible Division in America

It’s no secret that the cruiserweight division languishes for attention in the American boxing media. This apathy for the 200-pound class is reflected in the rankings, where U.S. fighters are almost entirely absent from the rankings. With the exception of IBF belt holder Viktor Ramirez of Argentina, the champions and top contenders at cruiserweight hail [...]

February 24, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Felix Verdejo Back in the Big Apple This Weekend

Felix Verdejo Back in the Big Apple This Weekend

One of the sport’s potential future stars will be back in action this weekend, when undefeated lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico returns to the theater at Madison Square Garden, to face fellow unbeaten William Silva of Brazil. The bout is the featured undercard on Terence Crawford’s title defense against Hank Lundy. With a [...]

February 23, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi Set for Fourth Clash

Marco Huck and Ola  Afolabi Set for Fourth Clash

The cruiserweight division is a woefully neglected division in the United States. But in Europe, the 200 pounders get a lot more attention and over the past generation, Marco Huck has been one of Germany’s biggest boxing stars. His series with Ola Afolabi has also been one of this century’s best boxing rivalries. Saturday’s bout [...]

February 22, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ruslan Chagaev to Face Lucas Browne on March 5

Ruslan Chagaev to Face Lucas Browne on March 5

In a year that promises to be filled with some of the most interesting heavyweight action in a generation, Ruslan Chagaev’s March 5 battle with Lucas Browne in the Chechen Republic’s capital city of Grozny is flying largely under the radar in the United States. But it’s definitely a fight I have circled on my [...]

February 19, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. Set to Make HBO Debut

Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. Set to Make HBO Debut

On Wednesday, HBO announced that 2012 Olympic team member and undefeated featherweight contender Joseph Diaz Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) would face Jayson Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs) on the undercard for Andre Ward’s March 26 meeting with Sullivan Barrera. Diaz and Velez are both on the bubble for the top 10 at 126 pounds and whichever [...]

February 18, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Nike Prepared To Drop Manny Pacquiao After Anti-Gay Comments

Nike Prepared To Drop Manny Pacquiao After Anti-Gay Comments

Manny Pacquiao has long taken a strong stance against marriage but his latest remarks could cost him his partnership with Nike. According to TMZ, Nike is considering cutting ties with the boxer in light of his most recent homophobic comments. During an interview on Monday with a Filipino television station, the 37-year-old boxer said allowing [...]

February 17, 2016 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Carl Frampton vs. Scott Quigg in a Major Showdown

Carl Frampton vs. Scott Quigg in a Major Showdown

The boxing scene in Great Britain is in a new golden age and on February 27, Manchester will play host to a true mega fight between two exciting domestic talents. Although it has been garnering minimum attention in the United States, I’d argue that the upcoming clash between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will be [...]

February 17, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adam Lopez to Face Mario Munoz in a Clash of Bantamweight Contenders

Adam Lopez to Face Mario Munoz in a Clash of Bantamweight Contenders

For boxing fans anxious to get a jump on the sport’s rising stars, Showtime’s Shobox has long been must-see television. On Friday night, the program continues with a clash of promising, undefeated contenders at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, as Adam Lopez (14-0, 7 KOs) faces Mario Munoz (16-0-1, 10 KOs). The WBC Fedelatin Super [...]

February 16, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Anthony Joshua to Face Charles Martin for the IBF Trinket

Anthony Joshua to Face Charles Martin for the IBF Trinket

On Saturday, the announcement came out that 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua will face Charles Martin April 9 at the O2 Arena in London. This is being promoted as a world title fight, but that is a fantasy in which I refuse to participate. The IBF heavyweight belt should in no way be [...]

February 15, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mikey Garcia Could Be Back in Action This Year

Mikey Garcia Could Be Back in Action This Year

According to a report on Thursday afternoon by BoxingScene.com’s Steve Kim, elite trainer Robert Garcia hopes to see his undefeated younger brother, Mikey, return to the ring in the first half of 2016. It will be welcome news to serious boxing fans if he does. The younger Garcia brother has been out of action for [...]

February 12, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0