Saturday 18th November 2017,
Balltribe

Boxing

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

On This Day in Boxing History: Jake LaMotta Captured the Middleweight Belt

On This Day in Boxing History: Jake LaMotta Captured the Middleweight Belt

On this date in 1949 in Briggs Stadium in Detroit, The Bronx Bull, Jake LaMotta, stopped Marcel Cerdan in Round 9 to capture the World Middleweight Championship. Cerdan had captured the title from the great Tony Zale in 1948, making him a national star in France. While he was champion, he had an affair with [...]

June 16, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Deontay Wilder and Nicholas Walter Highlight Huge Boxing Weekend: Recap for June 12 and 13

Deontay Wilder and Nicholas Walter  Highlight Huge Boxing Weekend: Recap for June 12 and 13

The second weekend in June was full of important fights featuring top names from bantamweight to heavy. On Friday night, light middleweight and former Cuban amateur star Erislandy Lara easily out-classed fringe contender Delvin Rodriguez 120-107 on all three cards. The southpaw Lara is one of the best technical fighters in the world and I [...]

June 15, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing 0

Deontay Wilder’s Defense Against Eric Molina This Weekend a Disappointment for the Sport

Deontay Wilder’s Defense Against Eric Molina This Weekend a Disappointment for the Sport

As somebody who earns money writing about boxing, it’s in my interest to see the sport get as big as possible. And throughout the centuries, boxing has inevitably been at its zenith when there was a heavyweight champion who captured the public imagination. It was true in the 1740s with Jack Broughton, just as it [...]

June 12, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0

Light Middleweight Contender Julian Williams in Action This Weekend

Light Middleweight Contender Julian Williams in Action This Weekend

On the undercard for Saturday night’s heavyweight clash between WBC belt-holder Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina, rising light middleweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams will return to action against Armen Ovespyan. Williams hails from Philadelphia, one of the greatest boxing cities on the planet, and is a product of that elite milleau. He started boxing at [...]

June 11, 2015 Briggs Seekins Boxing, Headlines 0