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Playing “What If”: Boxing Matches That Need to Happen

Playing “What If”: Boxing Matches That Need to Happen

A big part of being a boxing fan is playing the “What if” game. As in, what if Muhammad Ali fought Mike Tyson or what if Sugar Ray Leonard fought Sugar Ray Robinson. It makes for fun conversation in the bar room or Online. But it can be a real drag when we’re forced to [...]

October 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Amir Mansour Set to Face Undefeated Gerald Washington

Amir Mansour Set to Face Undefeated Gerald Washington

On October 13, heavyweight contender Amir Mansour will face undefeated prospect Gerald Washington in a fight that will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. For fans that follow the heavyweight division closely, this is a significant fight. Washington is one of the more promising heavyweight hopefuls still hovering on the periphery of relevance. He’s 16-0 [...]

October 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Another Weekend, Another Bad Boxing Decision

Another Weekend, Another Bad Boxing Decision

Edner Cherry is a rugged contender who boasts a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks. While some young fighters are groomed and protected on their way up the ranks, allowing them to assemble sterling records against hand-picked opposition, the Bahama native started his career by stepping straight into the shark tank. After his first [...]

October 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Viktor Postol Re-Writes the Rankings at 140 Pounds

Viktor Postol Re-Writes the Rankings at 140 Pounds

On Saturday night in Carson, California at the Stub Center, undefeated Ukranian light welterweight Viktor Postol claimed the vacant WBC belt when he knocked out Lucas Matthysse in Round 10. For Postol, it was the most impressive performance of his career, in the biggest fight of his career. He’s overturned the rankings at the top [...]

October 5, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Top 10 Boxers at 140 Pounds

Top 10 Boxers at 140 Pounds

This weekend, Showtime and HBO are both featuring extremely important light welterweight bouts. On HBO, Lucas Matthysse will face Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC belt. On Showtime, three-division belt holder Adrien Broner tries to hang on to relevancy when he faces the once-beaten Russian, Khabib Allakhverdiev. All four of these fighters are top-10 talents [...]

October 2, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: The Thrilla in Manila

On This Day in Boxing History: The Thrilla in Manila

Forty years ago today in the Philippines, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier took part in the greatest heavyweight title fight of all time, the famed “Thrilla in Manila.” I sometimes refer to this bout as the perfect archetypal heavyweight clash. When a boxing movie tries to present a great, dramatic heavyweight war, this is their [...]

October 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev a Relevant Bout at 140 Pounds

Adrien Broner vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev a Relevant Bout at 140 Pounds

A few short years ago, Adrien Broner was viewed as one of the sport’s hottest young talents. He’d won world titles in three divisions by the time he was 24 and was hyped as the heir to Floyd Mayweather Jr. But that was then and this is now. Saturday night he battles once-beaten Khabib Allakhverdiev, [...]

September 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol Puts Spotlight on the Light Welterweight Division

Lucas Matthysse vs. Viktor Postol Puts Spotlight on the Light Welterweight Division

Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, long-time contender Lucas Matthysse faces undefeated Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC light welterweight title. In an era when fighters tends to make belts, rather than the other way around, Matthysse is a perfect example of a boxer who has become a star without ever holding [...]

September 29, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Johann Duhaupas Isn’t a Bum, but He Probably Wasn’t a Worthy Contender for Deontay Wilder

Johann Duhaupas Isn’t a Bum, but He Probably Wasn’t a Worthy Contender for Deontay Wilder

One thing I have a low level of patience for is when boxing fans refer to fighters as “bums.” Don’t get me wrong, there are fighters who do probably deserve the slur. Last April on the Lucas Matthysse-Ruslan Provodnikov undercard, I saw a soft-looking palooka with an 0-9 record fight. Dan Rafael told me he [...]

September 28, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

David Lemieux Sounding Confident as He Prepares for Gennady Golovkin

David Lemieux Sounding Confident as He Prepares for Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin has been the hottest attraction in the sport for the past three years. A 20-fight KO streak will do that for a fighter. The undefeated WBA champion has managed to develop into a pay-per-view headliner, even while being the most-avoided man in boxing. Make no mistake, it’s largely GGG’s reputation that will be [...]

September 25, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0