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When Riddick Bowe Became Heavyweight Champ

When Riddick Bowe Became Heavyweight Champ

In 1992, one of the greatest heavyweight title fights in boxing history took place, as Riddick Bowe defeated Evander Holyfield to claim the heavyweight championship of the world. While their rematch a year later, won by Holyfield via majority decision, was closer on the cards, the first fight was the better scrap. Nearly every second [...]

November 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Cotto-Canelo Adds New Chapter to Boxing’s Greatest Rivalry

Cotto-Canelo Adds New Chapter to Boxing’s Greatest Rivalry

In baseball you have the Red Sox vs. the Yankees. In college football, there’s Michigan vs. Ohio State. Soccer features the likes of Celtic vs. Rangers, Manchester United vs. Liverpool and Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. Some rivalries just stick out above other, based purely on the passion they inspire in their fan bases. The boxing [...]

November 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Floyd Mayweather Defends Ronda Rousey

Floyd Mayweather Defends Ronda Rousey

As shocking as this seems, Floyd Mayweather is actually defending Ronda Rousey. Mayweather says he doesn’t “think it’s cool” that people ripped into her after her loss to Holly Holm. This is a surprising turn of events considering the amount of smack talk that has taken place between the two over the past year. According [...]

November 17, 2015 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Holly Holm Does the Sweet Science Proud

Holly Holm Does the Sweet Science Proud

As a big fan of both sports, I’ve always found the trumped up rivalry between boxing and MMA annoying. It’s always struck me as obnoxious, fanboy nonsense. They are two separate sports. For fans of one to hype a rivalry with the other makes about as much sense as hockey fans getting bent out of [...]

November 17, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines, MMA 0

Mayweather: Rousey On Ring Magazine Looks Bad

Mayweather: Rousey On Ring Magazine Looks Bad

As we all know, Ronda Rousey recently became the first MMA fighter to grace the cover of the The Ring, a boxing magazine that has been around since 1922. The move upset many in the boxing world especially since Rousey will soon be facing Holly Holm, a former boxer turned MMA fighter. Amongst those critics [...]

November 12, 2015 admin Boxing, Headlines 0

Freddie Roach Predicts KO For Cotto Vs. Canelo

Freddie Roach Predicts KO For Cotto Vs. Canelo

Miguel Cotto had established himself as one of the great boxing stars of his generation well before he ever began his fighter-trainer relationship with Freddie Roach in 2013. But when the two boxing legends came together, Cotto’s career very much appeared to be entering its final days. Prior to working with Roach, Cotto was 3-3 [...]

November 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Canelo Alvarez Businesslike in Advance of Facing Miguel Cotto

Canelo Alvarez Businesslike in Advance of Facing Miguel Cotto

Last weekend I re-watched a bit of the old 1980s baseball comedy “Bull Durham.” In one part of the film, the veteran catcher, played by Kevin Costner, coaches the rookie pitching phenom, played by Tim Robbins, about the necessary phrases he’ll need to know to be ready to talk to the press. As Robbins listens [...]

November 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Catchweights? We Don’t Need No Stinking Catchweights!

Catchweights? We Don’t Need No Stinking Catchweights!

Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez promises to be an exciting fight. The cagey, veteran Cotto and the explosive young Alvarez should create a tremendous stylistic matchup. Both men are tough, pressure fighters with the ability to slip and counter in the pocket. Each fighter does an outstanding job of mixing up his attacks between the [...]

November 10, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Timothy Bradley Ready to Start a New Chapter

Timothy Bradley Ready to Start a New Chapter

It’s important not to make too much of Timothy Bradley’s one-sided, KO victory over Brandon Rios on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Rios was an opponent Bradley should have been able to beat. Rios has always been a courageous and entertaining fighter, but he’s also had problems with skilled boxers who can move. He had [...]

November 9, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Evander Holyfield Evened the Score With Riddick Bowe

On This Day in Boxing History: Evander Holyfield Evened the Score With Riddick Bowe

On this date in 1993, one of the most memorable heavyweight title fights in history took place, as Evander Holyfield edged Riddick Bowe by majority decision, to reclaim the heavyweight title of the world. Bowe had defeated Holyfield a little less than a year prior, in what I consider one of the ten greatest heavyweight [...]

November 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0