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Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

Mayweather v Pacquiao PPV Orders Expected to Surpass 5 Million

The masses say boxing is dead, but a week later, we’re still talking about the the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Perhaps that has more to do with gripes, but the fact remains: we’re still talking about it. Say what you will about Mayweather, but he gets people to watch his fight. He’s polarizing. To that end, he [...]

May 8, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines, Hot Seat 0

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Canelo Alvarez Set to Battle James Kirkland

Last weekend was the biggest boxing weekend in a generation. The weekend before, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko fought on U.S. soil for the first time in seven years, when he beat Bryant Jennings. The weekend before that, Lucas Matthysse got by Ruslan Provodnikov by majority decision in 2015’s likely Fight of the Year. Boxing is [...]

May 8, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Diego Corrales Stopped Jose Luis Castillo in an All-Time Classic

Exactly 10 years ago today, the greatest boxing match of this century took place in Las Vegas, as Diego Corrales came back to stop Jose Luis Castillo in Round 10. The victory unified Corrales’ WBC lightweight title with Castillo’s WBO belt and made him the lineal champion at 135 pounds. After nine brutal rounds of [...]

May 7, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Victor Galindez Edges Yaqui Lopez in a Light Heavyweight Classic

On This Day in Boxing History: Victor Galindez Edges Yaqui Lopez in a Light Heavyweight Classic

On this day in 1978, Victor Galindez retained the WBA light heavyweight title via hotly disputed decision over Yaqui Lopez. It was a rematch of their September 1977 title fight, which Galindez had also won by controversial decision. The late 1970s and early 1980s was a true golden era in the light heavyweight division and [...]

May 6, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mayweather Open to Pacquiao Rematch

Mayweather Open to Pacquiao Rematch

If your first thought following Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was “rematch!”, you were definitely in the minority. Even though the fight went as anticipated by those who are familiar with Floyd’s fighting style, people were so turned off by what many consider to be a snooze-fest. But as it turns out, Mayweather is willing to [...]

May 6, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Eder Jofre Caps Off a Comeback for the Ages

On This Day in Boxing History: Eder Jofre Caps Off a Comeback for the Ages

On this day in 1973, Eder Jofre defeated Jose Legra to capture the featherweight championship. The win came nearly eight full years after Jofre had dropped the bantamweight title to Fighting Harada by split decision and seven years after Jofre had lost to Harada in a rematch. Jofre represented Brazil in the 1956 Olympics and [...]

May 5, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Floyd Mayweather is Who We Thought He Was

Floyd Mayweather is Who We Thought He Was

It is not unusual for me to watch a big-time boxing match, enjoy it thoroughly, and not realize until I check onto social media after the fact that the fight in question was, in fact, “a dud.” It happened when Saul Alvarez fought Erislandy Lara. I had Lara winning a close fight, but concede his [...]

May 4, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 3

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are Finally Going to Get it On!

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are Finally Going to Get it On!

As somebody who has been writing about and reading about boxing nearly every day for the past five years, it is honestly a bit surreal to me to realize that in a matter of hours, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will actually climb into the ring together. I wrote off any possibility of the fight [...]

May 1, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Mike Tyson Calls Floyd Mayweather “Small, Scared Man”

Mike Tyson Calls Floyd Mayweather  “Small, Scared Man”

There are a lot of boxing fans that don’t have any use for Floyd Mayweather, and apparently the same can be said for some all-time great fighters as well. Muhammad Ali comes to mind, and we can add Mike Tyson to that list too. Floyd recently stated that he thinks he’s better than Ali and [...]

April 30, 2015 Kevin Burke Boxing, Headlines 0

On This Day in Boxing History: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Was Born

On This Day in Boxing History: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad Was Born

On this day in 1952, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad was born in Brooklyn, under the name Eddie Lee Gregory. As Mustafa Muhammad, he would become a world champion and the trainer of world champions. As an amateur, Mustafa Muhammad won the New York City Golden Gloves at 147 pounds in 1971 and 1972. This was during [...]

April 30, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0