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Bryant Jennings Vs. Luis Ortiz: Must-See Fight

Bryant Jennings Vs. Luis Ortiz: Must-See Fight

Last Thursday I posted a blog on this site talking about the tragedy of undefeated Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz’s inability to make a major heavyweight fight. It turns out that even as I was writing it, the final details were no doubt being finalized for exactly the kind of fight Ortiz needs. On Friday, HBO [...]

October 27, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Mike Tyson Lisped His Way Through Drake’s Hotline Bling (Video)

Mike Tyson Lisped His Way Through Drake’s Hotline Bling (Video)

Mike Tyson was on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon when the boxer was made aware of a meme that popped up in reference to Drake’s hit song Hotline Bling. Fallon, who stayed away from Mike Tyson for most of the interview, was more than a happy to share Questloves’ Instagram post. The meme is [...]

October 27, 2015 admin Boxing, Hot Seat 0

Terence Crawford Passes Manny Pacquiao Audition

Terence Crawford Passes Manny Pacquiao Audition

Nobody really expected Dierry Jean to beat WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday night. Yet, even as the favorite, fighting before his hometown crowd, Crawford had pressure on him. In the post-Floyd Mayweather world, every trip into the spotlight for a rising star carries particular relevance. American fans are hungry [...]

October 26, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

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