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Championship Rounds Add Drama

Championship Rounds Add Drama

In November 1982, when I was 11 years old and in grade six, I watched the Ray Mancini-Duk Ku Kim fight on CBS. It was an afternoon fight, held in Cesar’s Palace, one of the iconic, outdoor venues of the era. The fight contained all the elements of a classic. The little-known Kim battled heroically, [...]

June 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

With Help of the Referee, Timothy Bradley Hangs on to Beat Jessie Vargas

With Help of the Referee, Timothy Bradley Hangs on to Beat Jessie Vargas

In the biggest step up of his career, previously unbeaten Jessie Vargas was outworked and out-boxed by Timothy Bradley to lose for this first time in his career. However, Vargas landed a very big right hand that wobbled Bradley with just under 20 seconds left in the Round. Bradley went into retreat and survive mode [...]

June 29, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Timothy Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas Preview

Timothy Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas Preview

This weekend’s bout between undefeated Jessie Vargas and two-division champion Timothy Bradley has generated less chatter than other fights in recent months, but it is an extremely relevant fight for the top of the welterweight rankings, featuring two talented boxers at different points in their careers. For Vargas, this is a first true test against [...]

June 26, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Pride Before The Fall: Oscar De La Hoya Ponders a Comeback

Pride Before The Fall: Oscar De La Hoya Ponders a Comeback

All professional sports are partly show business and in no sport is this truer than in prizefighting. A dash of grand spectacle has always been a large part of boxing’s appeal. There will always be something primal yet heroic about watching two men attempt to pound each other into unconsciousness. Absurd speculation is a part [...]

June 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Jack Dempsey Was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Jack Dempsey Was Born

Today is the 120th birthday of William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey, one of the biggest boxing and sports icons in American history. Known as the Manassa Mauler, Dempsey would hold the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926, shattering records for attendance and revenue at prizefights. This was the first “Golden Era” of sports, and Dempsey [...]

June 24, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Steve Cruz Beat Barry McGuigan in a Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Steve Cruz Beat Barry McGuigan in a Classic

On this day in 1986, Steve Cruz won the WBA featherweight belt from Barry McGuigan in a 15-round thriller. The fight took place outdoors in Las Vegas, during the day-light hours, with ringside temperatures at 110 degrees when the first round began. Despite the brutal conditions, they fought at an astonishing pace, with both men [...]

June 23, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Lemieux Tops N’Dam in FOY Candidate and Porter Humbles Broner: Weekend Recap for June 19-21

Lemieux Tops N’Dam in FOY Candidate and Porter Humbles Broner: Weekend Recap for June 19-21

There was plenty of boxing on American television this past weekend. Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions presented cards on network television on both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. On BET, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation presented the return fight for pound-for-pound star Andre Ward, as the “Son of God” stopped British fringe contender Paul Smith. Unfortunately, David [...]

June 22, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Battle of Journeymen: Garrett Wilson and Anthony Caputo Smith Face Off For the Pennsylvania Cruiserweight Title

Battle of Journeymen: Garrett Wilson and Anthony Caputo Smith Face Off For the Pennsylvania Cruiserweight Title

It’s a natural outcome that in an individual, combat sport like boxing, the vast majority of attention is destined to be focused on the handful of big stars. The world of sports is a meritocracy by definition. To the winners go the spoils. Yet, true fans of the Sweet Science understand that a full picture [...]

June 19, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day In Boxing History: Henry Cooper Almost Knocked Out Muhammad Ali

On This Day In Boxing History: Henry Cooper Almost Knocked Out Muhammad Ali

On this date 52 years ago, in 1963, one of the most legendary careers in boxing history almost hit an early derailment, when Henry Cooper very nearly knocked out Muhammad Ali (then still known as Cassisus Clay) at Wembley Stadium in London. This was Ali’s final fight before winning the heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston. [...]

June 18, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Boxing’s True Champions

Boxing’s True Champions

In our era of alphabet-soup shenanigans, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who the true champion is in a given weight class. Not only are there four different sanctioning bodies that are viewed as credible for recognizing world champions (the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF) but sometimes those different organizations recognize more than one [...]

June 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0