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Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders to Wrap Up Terrific Middleweight Season

Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders to Wrap Up Terrific Middleweight Season

On the last weekend before the winter solstice, Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders will wrap up a terrific fall season for the middleweight division when they face off for Lee’s WBO title in Manchester, England. In October, Gennady Golovkin beat David Lemieux by TKO to unify the WBA and IBF titles. In November, Canelo [...]

December 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike Tyson Defends Donald Trump

Mike Tyson Defends Donald Trump

Mike Tyson is not abandoning Donald Trump any time soon, he still has his back. The former boxing champ does not seem bothered by Donald Trump’s call to ban foreign Muslims from the U.S. even though Tyson himself is a Muslim. He believes that Trump’s inflammatory comments were not out of the ordinary compared to [...]

December 15, 2015 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Travis Kauffman Remains Upbeat After Contested Loss

Travis Kauffman Remains Upbeat After Contested Loss

Saturday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman took the biggest step of his boxing career when he faced two-time title challenger Chris Arreola. Kauffman dropped Arreola in Round 3, and appeared to be taking the fight to the more experienced slugger, but still came up short on the score [...]

December 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

IBF Way Out of Line to Strip Tyson Fury

IBF Way Out of Line to Strip Tyson Fury

On November 28, Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world by upsetting long-reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. While it was a far from exciting fight, it did present intriguing possibilities for the division that the Klitschko brothers have had on lock-down for most of this century. But it also opened the door for exactly the kind [...]

December 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tyson Fury Heavyweight Champ Makes Sexist Remarks

Tyson Fury Heavyweight Champ Makes Sexist Remarks

New world Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is not off to a good start and could once again face renewed calls to be dropped from the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year shortlist. An online video has emerged of Tyson Fury making sexist and misogynistic remarks, some of which reference fellow nominee Jessica Ennis-Hill. In the [...]

December 4, 2015 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz Set for Major Heavyweight Showdown

Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz Set for Major Heavyweight Showdown

Bryant Jennings December 19 showdown with Luis Ortiz was already a major event on the boxing calendar. Ortiz is a former Cuban amateur standout with a 23-0 record and 20 KOs. Jennings is a legitimate top-five contender in the division. His only career loss came by decision against Wladimir Klitschko. For Ortiz, this is his [...]

December 4, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Of Prospects and Trial Horses

Of Prospects and Trial Horses

On December 12, undefeated super bantamweight Adam Lopez will face former world champion Eric Aiken on a six-round undercard bout at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, which is Lopez’s hometown. The headline bout will be a battle of former lightweight champions, now campaigning at 140 pounds, as undefeated Omar Figueroa Jr. faces the shop-worn [...]

December 3, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tale of Two Prospects: Errol Spence Jr. and Amir Iman

Tale of Two Prospects: Errol Spence Jr. and Amir Iman

Two of boxing’s most promising young contenders were in action last weekend, though they met with radically different results. On the undercard for James DeGale’s clash with Lucian Bute in Quebec City, light welterweight Amir Iman sustained a crushing setback, taking the first loss of his career, via Round 8 TKO, courtesy of rough-and-ready Adrian [...]

December 2, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

James DeGale Leading the Charge at Super Middleweight

James DeGale Leading the Charge at Super Middleweight

Between 2009 and 2011, the super middleweight division was one of the hottest weight classes in boxing. It was loaded with talent and the structure of Showtime’s Super Six tournament created a contractual situation in which the top 168-pound fighters in the world were facing each other with regularity. The tournament ended up launching Andre [...]

December 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Tyson Fury Becomes Heavyweight Champion in a Snoozefest

Tyson Fury Becomes Heavyweight Champion in a Snoozefest

One of the most exciting aspects of boxing is the potential for unpredictability. When two trained fighters are throwing punches at each other, there is no way to know for certain what is going to happen. So at the very least, we can say this much for Tyson Fury’s unanimous-decision win over long-time heavyweight champion [...]

November 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0