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Potential IV Scandal Hangs Over Floyd Mayweather’s Farewell Fight

Potential IV Scandal Hangs Over Floyd Mayweather’s Farewell Fight

Heading into what is being promoted as the last boxing match of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career, attention has suddenly shifted to a potential rules violation in the days prior to his last fight, against Manny Pacquiao, this past May. According to a report by SB Nation’s Thomas Hauser, following the Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh in on May [...]

September 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 1

Timothy Bradley vs. Brandon Rios Announced for November

Timothy Bradley vs. Brandon Rios Announced for November

On Tuesday, word came down from HBO that Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios will hold a joint press conference on September 16, to officially announce that they are fighting on November 7 in Las Vegas. There is absolutely nothing not to like about this matchup. Bradley and Rios are both top 10 welterweights and Bradley [...]

September 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Undefeated Julian Williams Returns to Action Later This Month

Undefeated Julian Williams Returns to Action Later This Month

One of boxing’s more talented young fighters will return to action later this month when undefeated junior middleweight Julian Williams (20-0-1, 12 KOs) headlines a mid-week PBC broadcast on Fox Sports 1 on Tuesday, September 22. The Philadelphia native will be appearing at the nearby Sands Bethlehem Events Center, facing Argentine veteran Luciano Cuello (35-3, [...]

September 9, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

A Lack of Enthusiasm Surrounds Floyd Mayweather’s Farewell Fight

A Lack of Enthusiasm Surrounds Floyd Mayweather’s Farewell Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been fighting at the championship level since the end of the last century. For nearly two decades he has remained undefeated. Any fair analysis has to concede, at the very least, that he is the best fighter of his generation and one of the very best defensive boxers of all time. [...]

September 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Even in a Post-Mayweather World, the Welterweight Division Will Stay Hot

Even in a Post-Mayweather World, the Welterweight Division Will Stay Hot

On September 12, Floyd Mayweather will fight Andre Berto in what he claims will be the last fight of his career. Like most, I’m far from convinced that he will truly hang up the gloves for good after Berto. Retirement rarely happens just once for an elite prizefighter. From Joe Louis to Sugar Ray Robinson [...]

September 3, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Floyd Mayweather Closes in on Rocky Marciano

Floyd Mayweather Closes in on Rocky Marciano

In less than two weeks, Floyd Mayweather will climb into the ring with Andre Berto and attempt to run his perfect record to 49-0. It’s hard not to view victory for Mayweather as a done deal in this fight. Upsets certainly happen in boxing, but it’s hard to imagine Mayweather failing to properly prepare for [...]

September 2, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Rodrigo Valdez Beat Bennie Briscoe

On This Day in Boxing History: Rodrigo Valdez Beat Bennie Briscoe

On this day in 1973, two of the best middleweight boxers of the 1970s met for the first of three fights together, as two-time world champion Rodrigo Valdez defeated Bennie Briscoe by unanimous decision to claim the NABF middleweight belt. In an era when world titles still meant something, the NABF belt was an important, [...]

September 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Joey Dawejko Proving to Be a Slippery Stepping Stone in the Heavyweight Division

Joey Dawejko Proving to Be a Slippery Stepping Stone in the Heavyweight Division

Philadelphia heavyweight Joey Dawejko doesn’t exactly look like what most people would expect a boxer to look like, even in the heavyweight division, where physiques can often be flabby. To be sure, he looks like a tough guy. But he looks like the sort of tough guy you might see checking IDs outside of a [...]

August 31, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

When Prizefighting Borrows From Pro Wrestling: Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga

When Prizefighting Borrows From Pro Wrestling: Shane Mosley vs. Ricardo Mayorga

As everybody expected, the final press conference for this weekend’s PPV rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga featured the compulsory scuffle and shoving match. For those who missed it, Mosley’s wife, for some strange reason, decided to stand directly in front of Mayorga and then bend over. Mayorga gave her a pat on the [...]

August 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Scheduled for Quick Return to Action

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Scheduled for Quick Return to Action

Less than two weeks after knocking out Richard Carmack in Round 1 on the undercard for Steve Cunningham and Antonio Tarver, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KOs) already has another fight scheduled. On September 18, he faces well-travelled journeyman Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KOs) at Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. There’s solid momentum [...]

August 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0