Friday 20th April 2018,
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Boxing

Jarrell Miller Stays Unbeaten

Jarrell Miller Stays Unbeaten

On Shobox last Friday night, aspiring heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller remained undefeated, turning in a Round 8 KO of Donovan Dennis. Miller is already gaining attention for a personality as big as his XXL frame and it was on display after the fight, as he called out heavyweight belt holders Charles Martin and [...]

January 26, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Dominic Breazeale Gets By Amir Mansour

Dominic Breazeale Gets By Amir Mansour

If I were in charge of promoting undefeated heavyweight contender and 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale, I’d be breathing a big sigh of relief after Saturday night. He escaped the Staples Center with his perfect record in tact and he’s given his publicists at least a little bit to work with. Against the toughest opponent of [...]

January 25, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Joseph Parker Highlights Heavyweight Action This Weekend

Joseph Parker Highlights Heavyweight Action This Weekend

One of the most interesting prospects in boxing’s heavyweight division returns to action Saturday night, when undefeated Joseph Parker faces journeyman Jason Bergman. The bout will headline a card at the Faleata Sports Complex in Samoa. Joseph Parker is a New Zealand native who now makes his headquarters in Las Vegas. In 2015, he was [...]

January 22, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Karim Mayfield to Step in Against Dmitry Mikhaylenko

Karim Mayfield to Step in Against Dmitry Mikhaylenko

On Tuesday, HBO announced that veteran Karim Mayfield would step in as a late replacement for Ray Robinson, to face undefeated welterweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko as the co-main event for Sergey Kovalev’s rematch with Jean Pascal on January 30 in Montreal. Mayfield recorded the best win of his career in October 2012, scoring an unanimous decision [...]

January 21, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Sammy Vasquez: Army Strong

Sammy Vasquez: Army Strong

As somebody who writes about boxing, I try to avoid being a fan of individual fighters. I certainly have fighters I enjoy watching more than others. And when it comes to some of the stars of earlier eras, like Larry Holmes or Marvelous Marvin Hagler, I still view them to some degree the way I [...]

January 20, 2016 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

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