Friday 24th November 2017,
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Boxing

Another Candidate to Be King: Terence Crawford Returns to Action This Weekend

Another Candidate to Be King: Terence Crawford Returns to Action This Weekend

With Floyd Mayweather officially retired from the sport, a vacuum is created for the position as boxing’s next major superstar. One week after Roman Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin thrilled boxing fans with their star turns at Madison Square Garden, two-division world champion Terence Crawford will make his own claim. The undefeated Crawford faces Dierry Jean [...]

October 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Somebody Please Make a Big Fight for Luis Ortiz

Somebody Please Make a Big Fight for Luis Ortiz

Given the sensational performances by Roman Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin on last weekend’s pay-per-view at Madision Square Garden, it’s no surprise that heavyweight Luis Ortiz’s Round 3 KO of Matias Vidondo has been largely overlooked. Ortiz dropped his Argentine opponent in Round 2 and then knocked him cold just 17 seconds into Round 3. It [...]

October 22, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Ruslan Provodnikov Set to Fight in Monte Carlo

Ruslan Provodnikov Set to Fight in Monte Carlo

On Monday, Banner Promotions sent out a press release announcing that former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (24-4, 17 KOs) will return to action on November 7, in Monte Carlo, against little-known, but undefeated, Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (13-0, 10 KOs). It’s always good news to hear that the Siberian Rocky is getting ready for [...]

October 21, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Business as Usual For Gennady Golovkin Means Spectacular

Business as Usual For Gennady Golovkin Means Spectacular

In the record books, Gennady Golovkin’s win over David Lemieux last Saturday night will look a lot like the rest of his wins over the past several years. It was yet another dismantling, a Round 8 TKO of the game but overmatched French Canadian. The major difference this time will appear to be that Lemieux [...]

October 20, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Roman Gonzalez: Once in a Generation Phenom

Roman Gonzalez: Once in a Generation Phenom

If there was any doubt that Roman Gonzalez deserves to move to the top of the pound-for-pound rankings in the wake of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s retirement, the Nicaraguan sensation removed it Saturday night, when he stopped two-division world champion Brian Viloria to retain his WBC and lineal flyweight title on the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux undercard. [...]

October 19, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

The Men Behind the Crowns: Sanchez and Ramsay Lead their Fighters into Pay-Per-View Action

The Men Behind the Crowns: Sanchez and Ramsay Lead their Fighters into Pay-Per-View Action

Long before most American boxing fans had ever heard of him, Gennady Golovkin had won an Olympic silver medal for his native country of Kazakhstan. Before turning professional in his mid 20s, he fought approximately 350 professional fights. But very few Olympic medalist go on to become pay-per-view superstars in the professional ranks. So GGG’s [...]

October 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Butterbean Debuted

On This Day in Boxing History: Butterbean Debuted

On this day in 1994, the King of the Four Rounders, Eric “Butterbean” Esch, made his professional boxing debut, winning a four-round decision over the obscure Tim Daniels in Birmangham, Alabama. By this time, Butterbean had already developed a large amount of notoriety for winning Tough Man competitions. He was a five-time “world champion” in [...]

October 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Demetrius Andrade Back in Action This Weekend

Demetrius Andrade Back in Action This Weekend

The eyes of the boxing world will be on Madison Square Garden this weekend, and that is as should be. When Gennady Golovkin faces off against David Lemieux on HBO pay-per-view, both the WBA and IBF middleweight titles will be on the line. As I noted in this space yesterday, the fight will be kicking [...]

October 14, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Kicks Off a Season of Great Middleweight Action

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux Kicks Off a Season of Great Middleweight Action

When undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin faces IBF belt holder David Lemieux this weekend on pay-per-view, two of the four major titles will be on the line. Unification fights are all-too rare in this age of alphabet soup shenanigans, so GGG vs. the tough young Canadian is a true breath of fresh air for [...]

October 13, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Liam Smith Stops John Thompson to Claim Vacant WBO Super Welterweight Title

Liam Smith Stops John Thompson to Claim Vacant WBO Super Welterweight Title

It’s been a terrific year for British boxing and Liam Smith kept the trend going over the weekend, as he stopped John Thompson in Round 7 to claim the vacant WBO super welterweight belt. Although, honesty requires me to note that it’s tough to take Smith vs. Thompson seriously as a world title fight. Neither [...]

October 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0